Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is a champion
Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald just won his second championship at Pebble Beach, defeating Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and pro golfer Phil Mickelson.
Pebble Beach is an annual golfing tournament that features pro golfers pairing with athletes to see who takes home the trophy. Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald was in the field once again. The tournament is held over six days at the beginning of February, and played on three different courses that include the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hills Golf Course, and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club.
The 36 year old partnered with pro golfer Kevin Streelman to take home the championship. The two were partners in their last championship win in 2018, but this time around Streelman had to put in more work to make sure they would win.
Streelman also came in second place in the professionals-only tournament, losing to Canadian golfer Nick Taylor.
Fitzgerald found himself a great teammate to win his second trophy with, as the 41 year old pro golfer is a two-time PGA Tour champion, winning in both 2013 and 2014.
This win makes Fitzgerald and Streelman the first teammates to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am twice since 1990, when professional golfer Hubert Green, and Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos achieved that accomplishment.
When Fitzgerald won the tournament in 2018, he became the first African-American to win at the event since its grand opening in 1937. That win also made Fitzgerald the first amateur and seventh professional athlete to win at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am since Hall of Fame quarterback and fellow Pitt alumni Dan Marino won in 1988.
With Fitzgerald headed back to play football in the upcoming 2020 season, he might have a nice career in golf when he finally decides to hang up the helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, jersey and cleats. Until then, expect to see Fitzgerald and quarterback Kyler Murray continue to make plays for each other.