News Photos of George H.W. Bush enjoying the game of golf December 1, 2018 Getty Images 1 of 20 George HW Bush struck up a great friendship with Bill Clinton after losing to him in the 1992 election. Their shared passion for golf is seen here at the 2005 Presidents Cup. Getty Images 2 of 20 Bush 41 chatting it up with Jack Nicklaus at the Presidents Cup in 2005 Getty Images 3 of 20 Bush 41 and Vijay Singh shake hands at the 2005 Presidents Cup. Getty Images 4 of 20 Bush chatting with fellow golf nut Michael Jordan at the 2006 Ryder Cup. Getty Images 5 of 20 Bush 41 at the 1996 Presidents Cup with Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson, and Tm Finchem. Getty Images 6 of 20 Bush teeing off at the AT&T National at Congressional in 2007. Getty Images 7 of 20 Bush 41 chatting it up with Greg Norman at the 2009 Presidents Cup. Getty Images 8 of 20 Bush sitting next to Fred Couples at the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Presidents Cup Getty Images 9 of 20 Bush shakes hands with Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy at the 2012 Ryder Cup. Getty Images 10 of 20 Nick Faldo and Bush 41 shake hands and hang out at the 2008 Ryder Cup. Getty Images 11 of 20 The Big Easy and Bush 41 chopping it up at the 2007 Presidents Cup. Diana Walker/Time Life Pictures 12 of 20 George HW Bush The 41st President liked to play fast, reportedly finishing a round in less than two hours while president. Getty Images 13 of 20 Bush 41 and Tiger Woods both rocking red together at the 2007 Presidents Cup. Getty Images 14 of 20 Bush in 1991 talking to reporters after a round at Andrews Air Force Base, where he would frequently play golf while in office. Getty Images 15 of 20 George's best friend in life was his wife, Barbara. She, like George, loved sports. Here they are together at Getty Images 16 of 20 Bush 41 awards Matt Jones of Australia the Shell Houston Open trophy in 2014. Getty Images 17 of 20 Bush 41 salutes his fellow members of the Navy at the 2009 Players Championship. Getty Images 18 of 20 Bush and Phil Mickelson chat at the 2008 Players Championship. Getty Images 19 of 20 George H.W. and Barbara Bush, as well as George W. Bush, watch Tiger at the 2012 Ryder Cup. Getty Images 20 of 20 Like father, like son: Bush 41 shared a love for golf with his son and fellow President George W. Bush. Here they are together at the 2012 Ryder Cup.