Denver Broncos starting Quarterback, and 2013 NFL Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning announced on Tuesday that he would be teeing it up in the Pebble Beach National Pro Am this week. The 14 year NFL veteran plays to a seven handicap, and will join fellow NFL Quarterbacks, Tom Brady(New England Patriots), Aaron Rodgers(Green Bay Packers), and Alex Smith(Kansas City Chiefs) when action gets underway on the Monterrey Peninsula Thursday morning.
The Denver Broncos were defeated by a score of 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday evening by the Seattle Seahawks. The second defeat for Manning in a Super Bowl was a blow-out where problems started on a Safety on the first play from scrimmage. Peyton Manning won one Super Bowl and lost one during his 12 years with the Indianapolis Colts.
It will be Manning’s second appearance in the tournament, having partnered with Webb Simpson in 2009. Manning has also played in other pro-am events on the PGA TOUR, including in 2009 at the Wells Fargo Championship when he played with Tiger Woods. Manning and Woods were also paired together in 2005 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.
Former San Francisco 49er Harris Barton, New England Patriots Head Coach, Bill Belichick, and Notre Dame Head Coach, Brian Kelly will also be on-hand for the event that will feature three courses on the Monterrey Peninsula, that include Pebble Beach. Hockey Great, Wayne Gretsky, and tennis star, Andy Roddick will play along with a host of celebrities.
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