Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald Wins Pebble Peach Pro-Am After Tie With PGA Tour Pro Kevin Streelman [VIDEO]
Larry Fitzgerald Pebble Beach highlights
Fitzgerald, 34, is the first African-American amateur to win the team title portion of the tournament and the seventh professional athlete to win it. Former NFL star Dan Marino last won at Pebble in 1988.
“It’s great, but I’m just hoping moving forward we don’t have to talk about color anymore,” he told reporters. “It’s just us as one as a people. Just to be here is an accomplishment. But that’s quite an accomplishment.”
Fitzgerald and his friend Streelman won wire-to-wire.
Streelman, 39, said the victory is “something that I will never forget. To win this with my buddy.”
In the main event, Streelman finished in sixth, just 4 strokes back of champion Ted Potter Jr.
Fitzgerald continues to mull over his future in the NFL, and said at Super Bowl LII that he would make a decision on his playing future in the next “week or two.”
The receiver tied a career best last season with 109 catches. He also had 1,156 yards and six touchdown receptions. He is ranked third all-time in receptions (1,234) and yards receiving (15,545) and eighth in touchdown receptions (110).
Watch some highlights of Fitzgerald’s Pebble Beach outing here:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 12, 2018
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Filmmaker Clint Eastwood, whose new biographical film The 15:17 to Paris was released on Friday, was in attendance:
ICYMI – yesterday @LarryFitzgerald became 1st pro athlete in 30 years to win AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Here he is receiving trophy from Jim Nantz as Clint Eastwood looks on. pic.twitter.com/ouwEuQ1mj7
— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) February 12, 2018
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 16: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals stiff arms strong safety Morgan Burnett #42 of the Green Bay Packers during overtime of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 26-20. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)