Aaron Rodgers trades football for golf, wins Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Aaron Rodgers has won more trophies in golf over the last two years than he has in football.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback and four-time MVP won the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am alongside his professional partner, Ben Silverman, at 26 under on Sunday. The pair finished one shot clear of Peter Malnati and Don Colleran, the retired president and CEO of FedEx, who combined for a sizzling 60 in the third round. Former tennis player Mardy Fish and Charley Hoffman finished third at 23 under.

As far as his golf accolades, Rodgers previously won The Match IV alongside Bryson DeChambeau against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in 2021. A year later he teamed up with Brady to take down Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, who finished fourth this week alongside Keith Mitchell.

“It’s really significant. It’s always been on my bucket list,” said Rodgers of the win at Pebble. “I played in Tahoe for 18 years and never really sniffed higher than like eighth.

“But this is a pretty big deal for me. I’m not going to sugar coat it.”

“He’s an athlete, man. Top performer. He knows how to get it done and that’s what he did,” said Silverman of his partner. “It wasn’t like all four days or three rounds of beautiful golf, but when he needed to, when I was making doubles he was making pars. He knew how to get it done.”

Weather wreaked havoc on the event this week, forcing a Monday finish for the professionals and the amateur competition to be shortened to 54 holes.

“Josh Allen was telling me there’s going to be an asterisk by this win because there was only three rounds,” said Rodgers. “But I think that our names are going to be up there for a long time.”

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