Tim Tebow may or may not tee it up at next month’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but Tom Brady, the guy who put an end to the Broncos’ season by spearheading Saturday’s 45-10 rout of the Denver team in an NFL divisional playoff game, will be there.
“Even as the season winds down the NFL continues at the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with Tom Brady, Herm Edwards joining the field,” tourney organizers tweeted Monday night.
QB12, who has three more Super Bowl rings than Denver’s popular lefty but had become something of a forgotten man as Tebow-mania went ballistic, reportedly plays to a 10-handicap. His New England Patriots have their work cut out for them if they’re to beat the defensive-minded Baltimore Ravens and make it to the big game. Should his team get to play the winner of the New York Giants/San Francisco 49ers NFC championship tilt, Brady will have a whole three days to recover before sticking a peg in the ground at Pebble on February 9.
Brady, by the way, is no stranger to Pebble Beach; he’s played the tournament five times and the pro he teamed with in 2010, Steve Marino, finished in a tie for fourth that year.
Another celebrity with Boston ties, Jeffrey Donovan of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” is also a regular on the Pebble circuit. The pride of Amesbury, Mass., who plays out of Lagorce Country Club in Miami, Fla., and carries a 6.1 GHIN index, will make his fourth consecutive start in this year’s edition. He and playing partner Andy Garcia won the Pebble Beach celebrity challenge in 2010.
As for Tebow, his immediate golfing future remained unclear, even as Denver president John Elway named him the team’s starting quarterback for next season. “We haven’t heard anything today [about whether he’ll play at Pebble] and I kind of expect it will be mid-week before we hear anything,” tourney organizer Ollie Nutt told us Monday night.
Nutt also noted that the expected Tiger Woods-Tony Romo pairing was not yet finalized but likely would be when the pairings come out in the next week or two.
“There’s been a request [for the Tony/Tiger team),” Nutt said, “and we try and honor what we can.”WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?