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Obama golfing at 'Caddyshack' course

Obama, left, played the 'Caddyshack' course with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)

Despite sporadic fall showers and the muggy Florida sun, President Barack Obama hit the greens Saturday with a former NBA star at the ritzy golf club where "Caddyshack" was filmed.

In South Florida for a trio of fundraisers the night before, Obama traveled north from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, where he joined former basketball player Alonzo Mourning at the Grande Oaks Golf Club.

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The name of the private, 18-hole course has changed over the years, but "Caddyshack" fans will remember it as the site where Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and a rambunctious gopher got into all kinds of antics in the 1980 comedy flick.

Nearly three hours after he arrived, Obama was spotted behind the wheel of a golf cart, with Mourning in the passenger's seat, cruising along near the ninth hole. The White House said former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, a frequent Obama golf partner, and Cyrus Walker, the cousin of senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, rounded out the weekend foursome.

An avid golfer, Obama rarely goes a weekend without teeing off, occasionally inviting big-name celebrities to join. Earlier this year, Obama caused a stir when he golfed at another exclusive Florida sport club with Tiger Woods.

Obama arrived in Miami Friday evening after touring a port in New Orleans, where he pitched infrastructure spending as a way to boost U.S. exports.

After wrapping up his golf game, Obama was to return to Washington on Saturday afternoon.

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