Jason Day of Australia is tended to by medical staff Friday after finishing the ninth hole during the second round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. Andrew Redington/Getty Images hide caption

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Even golfers using a motorized cart can burn about 1,300 calories and walk 2 miles when playing 18 holes. Halfdark/fstop/Corbis hide caption

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Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart
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Hill staffers and PGA professionals mingle Wednesday at this year's National Golf Day event on Capitol Hill, which included an annual Democrats versus Republicans putting challenge. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough
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At the Pelican Hill golf resort in Newport Coast, Calif., water conservation is an obsession. Yuki Shimazu/Flickr hide caption

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In Record Drought, California Golf Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green
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The clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews sits just off the first tee. The course itself is open to the public — women as well as men. But women have never been allowed to join the club since its founding in 1754, and are not allowed to enter the clubhouse, even as guests. Doug Tribou/NPR hide caption

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Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?
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Commentator Frank Deford advises the White House press office not to let the president be photographed in a golf cart again. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics
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Lydia Ko of New Zealand reacts as she birdies the final hole to win her second consecutive Canadian Women's Open Sunday. Because Ko is an amateur, she didn't receive the winner's check for $300,000. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images hide caption

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