George W. Bush Golfs at National Golf Links

Former President George W. Bush was in Tuckahoe Thursday, teeing off at the National Golf Links of America with the USA Team for the Walker Cup.

The Walker Cup, held biennially, pits top amateur American golfers against British and Irish amateurs.

The National Golf Links hosted the first Walker Cup in 1922. It was named for George Herbert Walker, who was the U.S. Golf Association president in 1920 and is the great-grandfather of George W. Bush.

The 2013 USA Team includes Max Homa, 22, of Valencia, California, Michael Kim, 20, of Del Mar, California, Jordan Niebrugge, 20, of Mequon, Wisconsin, Patrick Rodgers, 21, of Avon, Indiana, Nathan Smith, 35, of Pittsburgh,  Justin Thomas, 20, of Goshen, Kentucky,  Michael Weaver, 22, of Fresno, California,  Todd White, 45, of Spartanburg, South Carolina,  Cory Whitsett, 21, of Houston, Texas, and Bobby Wyatt, 21, of Mobile, Alabama. 

Former President George W. Bush shakes hands with Captain Jim Holtgrieve during a practice round with the USA Walker Cup team at the 2013 Walker Cup at National Golf Links of America in Southampton on Thursday. ©USGA/John Mummert

Former President George W. Bush shakes hands with Captain Jim Holtgrieve. ©USGA/JOHN MUMMERT

Meanwhile, former First Lady Laura Bush spent Thursday afternoon in Southampton Village, browsing the shops on Main Street and Jobs Lane.

The Bushes are rumored to have spent the night at the Village Latch Inn on Hill Street in Southampton, where past guests have included former Vice President Al Gore and Vice President Joe Biden, The Bushes missed the Clintons by a week. Bill and Hillary Clinton rented in Sagaponack during the month of August.

Former President George W. Bush shakes hands with Todd White on the 17th tee during a practice round with the USA Walker Cup team at the 2013 Walker Cup at National Golf Links of America in Southampton on Thursday. ©USGA/John Mummert

Former President George W. Bush shakes hands with Todd White on the 17th tee. ©USGA/JOHN MUMMERT

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