President Obama Tees Off with Comcast Chief Roberts

President Barack Obama played golf with Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts on Martha's Vineyard Wednesday, where the vacationing President and First Lady are renting a house, according to the White House press office.

No word on what either golfer shot in their first round playing together.

Other members of the high-powered foursome: Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, and former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, who stepped down from that post last March.

Roberts, a fan of both golf and the President, was one of the business leaders Obama met with last fall to talk about not falling off the fiscal cliff. He was also named in 2011 to the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Roberts contributed to the President's campaign and hosted a reception at his home on Martha’s Vineyard during a previous presidential vacation there.

Roberts is a big golf fan and golfer. He is a member of the Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters tournament is held  and counts The Golf Channel among his company's cable network holdings.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.