July 20, 1997 in Nation/World

Clinton Tireless In Pursuit Of Golf

Compiled From Wire Services

Less than a week after getting the OK from his doctors to play a full round of golf, President Clinton and his healing knee endured 96-degree heat for a full 18 holes Saturday - and then spent an hour on the driving range.

Apparently glad to be back in the swing, Clinton planned to play again today.

Clinton was joined Saturday by White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, Franklin Raines, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and longtime friend and frequent golfing partner Vernon Jordan at the Robert Trent Jones golf club in Gainesville, Va., about 30 miles west of Washington.

Clinton tore a tendon in his right knee after a fall at the Florida mansion of golf pro Greg Norman March 14. The president’s golf activity has progressed from putting in May to light chipping in June to a solo full round last week just after the doctor gave him a green light.

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