04/02/2016 14:24 EDT | Updated 04/03/2017 01:12 EDT

NFL's Rodgers, retired astronaut Kelly join Obama for golf

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is on the course with some high-powered golf partners.

According to the White House, there's quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and retired astronaut Mark Kelly.

Rounding out the group at the Andrews Air Force Base course is ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption" co-host Tony Kornheiser.

Kelly is married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat. The couple became outspoken advocates for tighter gun-control laws after Giffords was seriously wounded in a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people in January 2011.

Giffords has campaigned for Hillary Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state and the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race.


This story has been corrected to delete reference that Mark Kelly just returned from space mission; his brother Scott did.

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press