Obama, Tiger Woods Aim to Tee Off on Golf Course

President Obama gave the answer any golfer would give when asked if he'd like to play a round with Tiger Woods.

"I'd love to," Obama said.

Woods detailed the brief conversation the two men had on his Web site Wednesday. That talk took place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial two days before Obama's inauguration. Woods was one of the many celebrities who addressed the crowd and spoke warmly of his father's military service and of others who wear the uniform.

Woods has been criticized by some for not using his high visibility to advance political causes. That made his appearance at the Lincoln Memorial all the more noteworthy, though he said nothing that would be considered controversial or even supportive of the new president or his policies.

Nonetheless, Woods said he was honored to speak at the ceremony. "I think the thing that impressed me the most about him was the way he carries himself," Woods wrote.

"He has great leadership qualities, and his accomplishment truly embodies what's best about America," he continued. "He represents what we as Americans have in common, not perceived differences.".

As for the impending golf match? Woods says the two men didn't get much time to talk about swing mechanics or favorite courses, but it appears as if a tee time is in their future.

"I did ask him if he wanted to play golf and he said, 'I'd love to.' So we'll make it happen," Woods wrote.

Woods has played only once since last April -- a mesmerizing performance to win the U.S. Open on a damaged knee that was operated on soon afterwards. He says he is unsure of when he will play his next tournament. Obama played several rounds during his Hawaiian vacation last Christmas.