Patrick Mahomes is playing in the Super Bowl for the third time in four years. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers was working on his golf game last weekend at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. An incident involving the latter came up during a media day interview that the former did Wednesday.
Rodgers and his partner, professional golfer Ben Silverman, won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday afternoon. Sports Illustrated noted that Rodgers’s handicap is registered as a 3.0 at his home course, the Green Bay Country Club. The outlet said that while all amateurs got a bump on their home handicaps due to the venue and crowd size, Rodgers’ “seemed to have gotten a bigger boost than he needed.” That led to one golfer saying Rodger and Silverman not deserving the victory.
PGA Tour golfer Justin Thomas was at Super Bowl media day and he asked Mahomes, who is dealing with an ankle injury, will have to “negotiate his strokes” when he plays golf during the offseason. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback not only said no but also threw some shade at Rodgers over the situation.
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“I will not let the ankle injury negotiate my strokes. But, I heard Aaron Rodgers let something negotiate his strokes out at Pebble Beach,” Mahomes said. “I just heard that second-handed. But, he did get the win, so I’ll give him that.”