NFL’s Larry Fitzgerald nails the Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Larry Fitzgerald has had a long and successful career in the NFL since he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2004. The wide receiver has been with the team since, has been selected eleven times to the Pro Bowl and is third in receptions and receiving yards among active players. He can now brag about being a success on the greens as well as the turf after winning the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament on Sunday.
Fitzgerald teamed up with PGA Tour Pro Kevin Streelman for the event and the pair put on quite an impressive show. They took the title with a final score of 12 under par, a lead of seven strokes. He is now the first African-American amateur to win the team portion of the tournament, and the first professional athlete to win since former Dolphins superstar Dan Marino won back in 1988.
Fitzgerald might be calling it quits in the NFL soon. In an interview while watching the Super Bowl on February 4, he said he would be deciding his NFL future in the next couple of weeks. He had 109 catches last season, a tie for his career best. He picked up 1,156 yards with six touchdown receptions. He currently holds third place for total receiving yards with 15,545 and also is ranked eighth in touchdown receptions with 110. If he does decide to give up football, he could definitely fill his downtime with golf.