Aaron Rodgers received an occasion in early February. It simply wasn’t the one he wished.
Rodgers and PGA Tour professional Ben Silverman received the web portion of the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a rating of 26 underneath over the course of three days. The ultimate spherical was canceled after inclement climate bumped the skilled a part of the occasion into Monday. The duo shot 62-60-67 for 3 rounds and defeated Peter Malnati and Don Colleran, an govt at FedEx.
“It’s actually important,” Rodgers mentioned of the victory. “It’s all the time been on my bucket checklist. I performed in Tahoe for 18 years and by no means actually sniffed larger than, like, eighth. But I felt good in regards to the partnership this week. Ben’s such a nice man. I knew we had been going to have enjoyable. Playing with Darius Rucker, I’ve identified him for over a decade. He’s a improbable man. You know it should be an ideal week.
“Then we put collectively a pair good rounds. The first two. Today, particularly the final 10 holes, I used to be in my pocket and my companion picked me up.”
Rodgers’ handicap of 10 received known as into query quite a lot of occasions all through the week — he is a very good participant who has been featured in a number of editions of The Match — however he mentioned after the occasion that he hasn’t performed since earlier than the NFL season began, which can have contributed to a bloated handicap.
“I had no confidence coming in,” he mentioned. “I shot 86 at Sherwood on Monday and that was with a pair balls in my pocket on some holes. And I performed at Cypress on Tuesday with a great good friend of mine … My caddie was on the market with me too. If you’ll have seen that you simply would not have anticipated something this week. But one thing clicked in after I went to Spy. Had a great spherical at Monterey Peninsula on Friday. Then we battled the wind the final couple days.
“But this can be a fairly massive deal for me. I’m not going to sugar coat it. It’s an ideal week simply as a, you realize, by itself, spending time with Ben. But profitable is the sweetest.”
How good was Rodgers this week? His companion, Silverman, missed the skilled minimize by two and so they nonetheless received the web championship.
Previous winners of the newbie facet of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am embody Larry Fitzgerald and Bill Murray, though they each did it over the course of 72 holes. Rodgers mentioned the shortened occasion will not have an effect on how a lot he jaws about it to fellow rivals.
“You’re rattling proper [I’ll have bragging rights],” he mentioned. “Yeah. For positive. Josh Allen was telling me there’s going to be an asterisk by this win as a result of there was solely three rounds. But I feel that title our names are going to be up there for a protracted time.”
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