NFL star Aaron Rodgers tastes success in AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Aaron Rodgers and his professional partner Ben Silverman carded a 67 in the third and final round of the Pro-Am at Pebble Beach to win by one shot.

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Sun, 5 Feb 2023
NFL star Aaron Rodgers tastes success in AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am alongside his professional partner Ben Silverman.

The pair carded a third and final round score of 67 to finish one shot ahead of Peter Malnati and his partner Don Colleran, the retired CEO of FedEx.

Malnati and Colleran pushed the winning duo all the way with a 60 in the last round of the shortened Pro-Am. Rodgers and Silverman couldn't be caught on 26-under in a blustery week in California.

Rodgers, who has played for the Packers since 2005, is a popular celebrity golfer and has previously played in The Match alongside Bryson DeChambeau and Tom Brady, tasting success on both occasions.

"It’s really significant. It’s always been on my bucket list. I played in Tahoe for 18 years and never really sniffed higher than like eighth," Rodgers said.

"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. Silverman is only playing for the second time on the PGA Tour this season and is a member of the Korn Ferry Tour.

"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."

The amateur side of things was restricted to 54 holes, while the professional event was extended to a Monday finish after strong winds caused havoc throughout the week.

Justin Rose eventually carded a 65 in the third round to reach 12-under. The Englishman is one shot ahead of Malnati and Kurt Kitayama and looking for his 11th Tour title and his first since 2019.

Fellow European Viktor Hovland shot a 69 to reach 9-under. The young Norwegian won the US Amateur at the famous course in 2018 and he was also the low amateur there in the 2019 US Open.