Aaron Rodgers (40, USA), former American Professional Football (NFL) quarterback, won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Amateur Division championship on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, honoring the best golfing amateur. hugged
On the 6th (Korean time) on the 3rd day of the tournament held at Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72) in Monterey, California, USA, Rogers combined 67 strokes with Ben Silverman (Canada), and recorded a total of 26 under par 189 strokes in the 3rd round. rose to 1st
In this tournament, 156 PGA Tour players and토토사이트 156 amateurs will participate, and one professional and one amateur will play in a group. Professional players determine their rankings with their scores, and amateurs determine the winner based on their team performance against the pros. It is a best-ball method in which each player plays with their own ball and sets a better score for each hole as a team score. Since Silverman recorded 1 over par for three days, it is said that Rogers took a significant share of their combined 26 under par.
Rogers, a four-time NFL MVP, is known to have a 3 handicap at Green Bay Country Club in Wisconsin. If it is a par 72 hole golf course, it means that he has a high level of golf skills, hitting an average of 75 strokes. In 2021, he teamed up with Bryson Dishambo (USA) and won the event competition’The Match’ against Phil Mickelson (USA) and NFL star Tom Brady (USA).
Originally, amateurs who reached the top ranks had to compete in the final round to determine the winning team, but due to bad weather, the rankings were covered by combined results until the third round. In the fourth round, only professional players took to the course.
Rogers, who became the 54-hole winner, said, “Winning this tournament was a bucket list thing I wanted to achieve. We only played 3 rounds, but our victory will remain in the record for a long time.”
Silverman, who teamed up with Rogers, is a rookie who won the Korn Ferry Tour last week and participated in this tournament on the recommendation of a sponsor. Silverman confessed that he was very impressed with Rogers’ play and mindset, which made him a lot as an athlete. “He’s a true athlete and a top performer,” Silverman said. When I double bogeyed, he made pars and made good scores. He knew how to win,” he said.
Gareth Bale (Wales), who received the most attention for participating in this tournament, tied for 16th with a combined score of 16 under par and 199 strokes.
Bale, a football star who led Wales to the finals after 64 years at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and played an active role in popular clubs Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, announced his sudden retirement last month, and started this tournament about two weeks after his retirement.
Bale, who is a ‘golf fanatic’ to the extent that he created three par 3-hole courses at home, said, “I received a lot of compliments, but it was also a lot of pressure.” Regarding PGA Tour players such as Joseph Bramlett (USA) who played as a partner, he said, “Their power and touch were unbelievable. As a golf fan, he came to like the players even more.”