According to the original plan, American Professional Football (NFL) star Aaron Rogers (40, USA) should have been in Arizona this week, not Pebble Beach in Monterey, California, USA. This is because it is just a week before the ‘Super Bowl’, the NFL Finals, his biggest dream as a quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.
However, as Green Bay was eliminated in the quarterfinals, Rogers chose to go to Pebble Beach as a ‘Plan B’. And he won a championship that he couldn’t achieve in football.
Rogers won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am amateur division of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour on the 6th (Korean time). In the third round of the tournament, he combined with Ben Silverman (Canada) for a 5-under-par 67 for a final total of 26-under-par 189. He beat Peter Malnati (USA) and former FedEx CEO Don Collerang (27 under par, 190 strokes) by one stroke.
At the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, after the 3rd round, the pros tied for 60th place and the amateurs tied for 25th place, and the final match will be held the next day. However, this year, as the weather continued to deteriorate, the amateur division finished in the third round.
Rogers is a superstar who has won MVP four times, including winning the Super Bowl in 2011. He is also known for his great golf fanatics. In 2021, with the same team as Bryson Dishambo (USA), he won the event competition’The Match’, defeating Phil Mickelson (USA) and NFL star Tom Brady (USA), and won the championship in this competition in two years. In the past two years, he has won more championships in golf than in his main sport, football.
“I never thought I would win,” he said with a bright smile. This was because he was in poor form, shooting an 86 in practice rounds ahead of the tournament. But when the tournament started, he played a completely different game. In the first round, he hit 10 under par, and in the second round, he swung hard with an 11 under par. Silverman, who played with the same team, praised him, saying, “He is the best athlete,” and “When I recorded a double bogey, he made a par save.”메이저사이트
Rogers was delighted, saying, “This win is a really important event for me. Winning the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was on my bucket list in my life.” “(NFL colleague) Josh Allen said, ‘We should put an asterisk on the winner’s name because this victory was decided in only three rounds,’ but it doesn’t matter. It’s my name that will remain on the winning record.”
Soccer star Gareth Bale (Wales), who had been a hot topic even before the tournament, tied for 16th place with Joseph Bramlitt (USA) with a 16-under-par 199 strokes. Bale confessed, “I received a lot of praise, but the burden was also very great.”