Barack Obama heads to St Andrews for round of golf

Barack Obama headed straight for the Home of Golf after touching down in Scotland on his first visit to the country.

Friday, 26th May 2017, 12:37 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:33 pm
Former US president Barack Obama prepares to tee off at the first hole at St Andrews Golf Club. Picture; PA

The former US president teed off on the world-famous Old Course in St Andrews ahead of his appearance at tonight’s charity gala in Edinburgh.

A relaxed looking Mr Obama posed for photos with fans and greeted onlookers who had lined the famous course to greet him.

Tom Hunter was also on the course with the former president.

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Speculation mounted after Mr Obama touched down at Edinburgh Airport in golf gear, with many on social media offering suggestions on which course he might be heading to.

Former US president Barack Obama prepares to tee off at the first hole at St Andrews Golf Club. Picture; PA
Picture; PA
Former US president Barack Obama speaks to Sir Tom Hunter (right) as they prepare to tee off at the first hole at St Andrews Golf Club. Picture; PA
Former US president Barack Obama prepares to tee off at the first hole at St Andrews Golf Club. Picture; PA
Picture; PA
Former US president Barack Obama speaks to Sir Tom Hunter (right) as they prepare to tee off at the first hole at St Andrews Golf Club. Picture; PA