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Who is the NFL star that won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am?

Normally known for his gridiron exploits, the Packers star made waves on the golf course and he’s got a trophy to show for it.

Normally known for his gridiron exploits, the Packers star made waves on the golf course and he’s got a trophy to show for it.
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With high winds delaying the event on Saturday at Pebble Beach, nine golfers actually withdrew from the field in order to arrive at the WM Phoenix Open on time. That’s not to say, that the quarterback’s achievement was any less impressive. Indeed, the NFL’s defending MVP was in fine form as he claimed his first title outside of football.

Aaron Rodgers wins the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Though it was close, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won’t care as he emerged with a trophy at Pebble Beach on Sunday. Playing alongside Canadian professional golfer, Ben Silverman, Rodgers held on to win the pro-am section of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by one single stroke. The pair went 26-under during the week, and successfully fended off the challenge from Peter Malnati and former FedEx CEO and president Don Colleran. For his part, Rodgers was on a decent 10 handicap. Where Silverman is concerned, the former PGA Tour player has won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour, including earlier this year at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. He missed the cut for the professional side of the tournament at 1-over.

“It’s really significant. It’s always been on my bucket list,” Rodgers said. “I played in Tahoe for 18 years and never sniffed higher than like eighth. But I felt good about the partnership this week. Ben’s such a great guy, I knew we were going to have fun...then we put together a couple good rounds. The first two, today especially the last 10 holes, I was in my pocket and my partner picked it up.”

Bad weather couldn’t stop Aaron Rodgers

As mentioned before, there were significant delays in play due to the weather, which in fact led to the pro-am event being reduced to just three rounds on Saturday, as a result of the conditions. Something, which Rodgers admitted only added to his uncertainty coming in, having apparently not touched a club since before the NFL season started.

“I had no confidence coming in,” Rodgers said. “I shot 86 at Sherwood on Monday and that was with a couple balls in my pocket on some holes. And I played at Cypress [Point Club] on Tuesday with a good friend of mine. ...If you would have seen that you wouldn’t have expected anything this week. But something clicked in when I went to [Spyglass Hill]. Had a good round at Monterey Peninsula on Friday. Then we battled the wind the last couple days. But this is a pretty big deal for me. I’m not going to sugarcoat it.”


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