David Jackson, USA Today
It looks likeGolf Digesthas unearthed the big reason President Obama is spending President's Day weekend in Palm City, Fla.
He's getting golf lessons from one of the sport's top coaches.
Butch Harmon, who has worked with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and other golf stars, will school Obama, as will son Claude Harmon III.
Palm City -- where the president will spend the weekend -- is the home of The Floridian Golf Club and the Harmon School of Golf.
This won't be Harmon's first presidential lesson.
"I've played golf with Ike, Nixon, Ford and President Bush 41,"Harmon toldGolf Digest."I never played with President Clinton."
As for Obama's upcoming lessons, Harmon said: "It'll be interesting. I know the President is a real keen golfer. I'm looking forward to it. It should be fun."
"The President's host, club owner Jim Crane, also owns the Houston Astros. He received a call last week playing the AT&T National Pro-Am about the President's interest in his facility. As part of his remodeling of the club, Crane hired Butch Harmon to design and build a state-of-the-art learning facility that includes a gym, indoor hitting bays, launch monitors, a putting lab and the latest in video cameras.
"'He's a left-handed player, I've seen film of his swing before,' said Harmon, who analyzed Obama's swing when the President first took office 'It'll be fun to get him down in the learning center, show him stuff in his golf game and see how he takes it to the course.
"'He's just like all of us that play golf. He wants to get better.'"