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Lindsey Vonn looks on proudly as Tiger Woods receives White House recognition

Published 25/06/2014 | 11:13

American World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, the girlfriend of Tiger Woods, attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
American World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, the girlfriend of Tiger Woods, attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
U.S. President Barack Obama passes golfer Tiger Woods as he arrives to honor members of the President's Cup golf teams at the White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: U.S. golfer Tiger Woods attends a ceremony with President Barack Obama to celebrate the 2013 Presidents Cup American and International golf teams in the East Room of the White House June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The United States won for the fifth successive time with an 18 1/2-15 1/2 victory over the International team at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, OH. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Golfer Tiger Woods, center, watches behind Vice President Joe Biden, left, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, as President Barack Obama speaks at a ceremony honoring the 2013 Presidents Cup U.S. team in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Washington. The U.S. team beat an international squad during the Presidents Cup matches in October 2013. The U.S. team and members of the International team attended the event. Just left of Woods is golfer Zach Johnson, partially obscured. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama, front center, with Vice President Joe Biden, left, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, speaks during a ceremony honoring members of the 2013 Presidents Cup team in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Washington. The U.S. team beat an international squad during the Presidents Cup matches in October 2013. At far right is Tiger Woods. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama talks to Tiger Woods and other members of the 2013 Presidents Cup team during a ceremony at the White House

President Barack Obama and his most famous golf partner, Tiger Woods, were side by side in the White House as America’s finest golfers received official recognition.

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Obama honoured a team of American golfers who last year defeated an international team to win their fifth straight Presidents Cup, a victory that was clinched by Woods.

"Now last year was the second time I've been honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup. The United States won both times. I'm just saying," Obama quipped during the East Room ceremony as he stood in front of three rows of golfers from both teams, including Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. All were unusually dressed in suits and ties.

Woods’ girlfriend was among those looking on in the White House to lend her support, with the 14-time Major winner later admitting that he feeling better than at anytime over the past two years during his lengthy injury lay-off.

“It has been probably a good two years since I've felt this way,” he said

“I had good weeks where I felt fantastic, and those were the weeks I actually played well. I won five times last year. And then there were weeks where I just couldn't move. And it started progressively deteriorating from there.”

"I'm not used to seeing these guys in suits," Obama cracked.

Obama said he was extraordinarily proud of the Presidents Cup team, including for its contributions to charity.

He said he hoped the team's good fortune would somehow help another the US footballers who face possible World Cup elimination tomorrow.

"We hope our World Cup team takes a page out of their playbook when they take on Germany this Thursday," Obama said.

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