Obama, Bush, and Clinton reunited to help tee off the Presidents Cup — and the photos are great

Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attend the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attend the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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Presidents Cup attendees in Jersey City on Thursday got a rare glimpse of three former US presidents at once. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton were all present to help tee off the biennial golf tournament.

Each of the three presidents had presided over the tournament as honorary chairmen while they were still in office, according to NJ.com.

The Presidents Cup features a series of matches between American golfers and their international rivals.

Here are the photos from Thursday’s event:


The presidents all sat together during the trophy presentation.

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They chatted.

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The crowd went wild for them them — here’s Obama waving to the attendees.

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Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas of the US Team managed to score a picture with all three of them.

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They even took selfies. Here’s one with golfer Phil Mickelson, which his brother Tim shared.


Golfer Charley Hoffman got one as well.

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Golfers Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were nearby greeting fans, too.

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Catching sight of multiple former presidents in the same place is rare. The last time Obama, Bush, and Clinton all attended the same event was the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January, which former President Jimmy Carter also attended.

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Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, Clinton, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Bush and former first lady Laura Bush watch Trump’s inaugural address on January 20, 2017.
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They also recently teamed up to release a video encouraging Americans to donate to relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The video featured all five living former presidents, including George H.W. Bush, although they filmed the segments separately.

Source: Business Insider