According to PGA coordinating producer John Kim, President Obama may be golfing too much. No one minds a few rounds to ease tension for the POTUS, but is 57 rounds since he was sworn in too much time on the links? Get the full story, plus pictures and video below!

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The PGA producer tweeted a shocking fact Wednesday after finding out that the President had played 57 rounds since 2008. Emily Miller, an editor at Human Events, has been keeping tabs on the POTUS teeing up for her twitter followers, and posted this yesterday:

“President Obama played golf today in Hawaii, his 56th round since taking office.” Later correcting, “whoa. third time playing golf in hawaii? if so then I have to adjust my count to 57 for presidency. SERIOUS BUSINESS.”

To which the PGA producer replied:

“That’s more than me! But then my job is …golf. Wait, that doesn’t seem right.”

The numbers add up, and it looks like the busiest man in the world has, in fact, played the course more than PGA producer John Kim! But is Obama really golfing too much?

“The old adage is: those who work in golf never get to play,” said the PGA man later, joking “guess I need to run for President to hit the links!”

But this isn’t the first time the President’s hobby has come into question. Sarah Palin took the opportunity to take a swipe at the President in a recent Time Magazine interview.

“If I felt that I was needed, I would run [for president] because the country is more important than my ease — though I’m not necessarily living a life of ease,” she said. “I’m very busy helping people and causes; so busy, in fact, I haven’t had time to hit the links in quite a few years.”

Whether they agree with him or not, I don’t think there are many people out there who would accuse the President of being a slacker. Extending the GOP friendly Bush tax-cuts while coordinating a full scale change of the guard at the White House, you can’t blame him for taking a little time off. Still, it seems even the golfing gods took a shot across the President’s bow in Hawaii this week as he was almost hit by a wild drive! Check out the video of the near miss with pictures of the President below and then let me know your thoughts on this question in the comment section: By playing the links more than John Kim, is Obama golfing too much?

U.S. President Barack Obama waves after putting out on the 9th hole of the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 28, 2010.  UPI/Cory Lum Photo via NewscomObama Golfing  1 Obama Golfing  2 Obama Golfing  3 Obama Golfing  4 Obama Golfing  7





Photos: www.wenn.com/White House Official Photographer, Carrie Devorah