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July 16, 2001
Bill Clinton is living every unemployed Bubba's dream: bagging choice tickets to sporting events worldwide. Here's a recap of his recent itinerary.
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July 16, 2001

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Bill Clinton is living every unemployed Bubba's dream: bagging choice tickets to sporting events worldwide. Here's a recap of his recent itinerary.

May 28: Plays the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. Says Clinton before carding an 86, "I've only ever seen the course on TV, but I've played every hole 100 times in my head."

June 6: Breezes into Stade Roland Garros midway through Andre Agassi's French Open quarterfinal against S´┐Żbastien Grosjean. Agassi, who had won the first set, drops the next three. Says Clinton spokesperson Julia Payne, "The president felt horrible. He's a huge fan of Andre's."

June 9: Hobnobs at the Belmont Stakes with winner Point Given's trainer, Bob Baffert, and owner, Prince Ahmed bin Salman, and shares handicapping secrets with scribes: "I never make a real decision on a race, a big race, until I go to the paddock."

June 10: Takes in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Philly. Clinton is snubbed by Sixers president Pat Croce, who declines to seat him in his personal box at the First Union Center.

July 2: Sits with Hillary, one row behind Joan Jett, at the New York- Detroit WNBA game at Madison Square Garden. Says Liberty guard Becky Hammon (about Bill, not Joan), "That's as big a celebrity as it gets."

July 7: Entertains Wimbledon with a Centre Court interview for the BBC during the rain-delayed men's semifinal. Among his pearls of wisdom: Venus Williams is "like a gazelle on the court"; Andre Agassi "is a prince of a man"; and "It's England, it has to rain sometimes."

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