President George W. Bush, who succeeded his father as honorary chair of the First Tee in 2012, has been named recipient of the Ambassador of Golf Award, to be presented during the 2021 Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the PGA Tour announced on Oct. 6.
The Bushes have a long history with golf.
For example, President George H.W. Bush, who died at the age of 94, became synonymous with the game, even though baseball was his first love and he was famously photographed with Babe Ruth while playing baseball at Yale.
His son becomes the third U.S. president selected for the distinguished award, joining Gerald Ford in 1985 and George H.W. Bush in 1994. The two are the first father-son duo chosen in the award’s 39-year history.