President Obama disappeared abruptly without the press pool after spending Sunday golfing at Andrews Air Force Base.
He took former Hawaii school mate Mike Ramos, pal Marty Nesbitt, the co-CEO of the Vistria group, ESPN's Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser with him to the links for approximately six hours of golfing, before abruptly taking off without the waiting press pool.
Obama left Andrews AFB at 2:48 p.m. and according to a White House official, returned to the White House at 3:04 p.m.
The press pool exists so that news organizations can pool resources and send reporters to events where large number of journalists may not attend. An assigned reporter follows the president and sends out a pool report to the member news organizations.