Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration

    President Barack Obama is getting a head start on turning a year older.

    Obama turns 54 on Tuesday.

    In what has become an annual birthday tradition, the president started celebrating on Saturday by taking a trio of friends from his Hawaii childhood for a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base.

    The group then spends the night at the secluded Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.

    The White House said the other members of Obama’s foursome are his longtime friends Mike Ramos, Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme.

    Obama planned to return to the White House on Sunday afternoon.

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