Aaron Rodgers won the Pro-Am portion of the Pebble Beach golf tournament over the weekend, but it came with some controversy. Rodgers edged out Peter Malnati and former FedEx CEO Don Colleran by one stroke, finishing 26-under through three rounds.
However, he entered the tournament with a high handicap of 10, meaning he was given 10 strokes each round. Pro golfer Keith Mitchell called him out after the match.
“I think Josh and I won,” Mitchell, who finished the professional side of the tournament tied for fourth, said when asked how he did in the Pro-Am. “Aaron Rodgers doesn’t count. His handicap was crap.”
When Josh Allen was asked if Rodgers’ win should come with an asterisk, Allen said, “100 percent.”
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“It’s only three rounds and a 2.6 handicap got 10 shots? Come on now. I don’t know. I’m not the person to ask that question. But it is what it is,” Allen said.
During his weekly spot on the Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers was asked about the controversy over his handicap and he was quick to dismiss the comments from Josh Allen and Keith Mitchell as a case of “jealousy.”
“Lot of jealousy out there,” Rodgers said. “They gave me the handicap. I didn’t ask for that. I submitted all of my information. I’ve played (in the Pro-Am) nine times previously and made the cut one time. That was with Max Homa a few years ago…”
Mitchell and his partner, Bills quarterback Josh Allen, came in second place on the Pro-Am side of the leaderboard.
In the meantime, Rodgers hasn’t spoken about his career going forward as he may get traded this offseason or he might retire like Tom Brady. Rodgers has said that he won’t announce a decision until next week, at the earliest.
His future has been the hottest topic in the NFL.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.