GREEN BAY – The full pairings for this weekend’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am weren't out yet, but Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did confirm Tuesday afternoon that he’ll be playing.
Who will be his partner? Rodgers hinted it could be defending champion Phil Mickelson, although it appears that won’t be the case.
"I originally thought I was going to be with Dustin Johnson. I am good friends with John Mallinger who is a PGA Pro, but I had heard whispers that I might be with a recent winner of a PGA Tour event,” Rodgers said on his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.com on Tuesday. “I can’t 100% confirm it but it could be ‘Lefty’ and myself.”
According to PGATour.com, Rodgers is paired with Madison resident Jerry Kelly, and they'll play with Mallinger and tennis player Andy Roddick.
According to the San Jose Mercury-News, Mickelson’s amateur partner is banker Skip McGee. Other first-round pairings include Johnson and amateur partner Wayne Gretzky, 2011 Pro-Am winners D.A. Points and Bill Murray, and Jason Day with San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Webb Simpson, who won last year's U.S. Open at The Olympic Club, will play with actor/partner Andy Garcia, while former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, making her tournament debut, will open at Pebble Beach with pro partner Jason Bohn.
The annual PGA Tour event is played at three courses – Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course) and Pebble Beach Golf Links – Thursday through Sunday. In it, 156 professionals are paired with 156 celebrities. Each duo will play each of the three courses from Thursday through Saturday. The players making the cut after Saturday's round will play the final round at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Sunday.
The event will be televised in part on Thursday and Friday on the Golf Channel and on Saturday and Sunday on CBS.
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