These Three Amigos Cause Presidents Cup to Live Up to Its Name

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Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama stand for the national anthem prior to Thursday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup on Sept. 28 in Jersey City, New Jersey.Patrick Smith / Getty Images

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By Elise Wrabetz

The three eagles have landed ― in a golf course in Jersey City. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attended the Presidents Cup Thursday in an extra special opening ceremony.

Since the golf tournament began in 1994, this is the first time three U.S. presidents have attended the matches together, according to the Associated Press.

The crowds packed into the grandstands weren't the only ones excited about the visitors. Even the ever steady pro golfers were eager for the chance to see the trio. Phil Mickelson caught them early and ensured he was the first golfer to get a presidential selfie.

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While Clinton has been the only sitting president to attend the matches in the past, that may change this weekend.

President Donald Trump has not confirmed he will attend, but the PGA Tour is preparing for a possible visit from the current commander in chief on Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

The three former presidents greeted team members and their wives, and enjoyed the rest the afternoon waiting for the rest of the matches to begin.

Obama, after shaking dozens of hands and having a long chat with United States assistant captain Tiger Woods, left after the third match started, but Bush and Clinton stayed until the end.

Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama attend the trophy presentation at the Presidents Cup on Sept. 28.Sam Greenwood / Getty Images
Associated Press contributed.