Report: Tiger, Tebow may tee it up at pro-am
Tiger and Tebow teeing it up? It might sound like an unlikely twosome, but according to one report, the controversial golfer and the NFL's golden boy could be hitting the links together soon.
According to GlobalGolfPost.com's Brian Hewitt, a "highly-placed source" at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am said the tournament is "strongly considering" issuing an invitation to Tebow for the tournament Feb. 9-12 at California's Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and the MPCC Shore courses.
Furthermore, the source reportedly said that if Tebow accepts, the tournament's first choice for his professional playing partner would be Tiger Woods, who has entered the field for the first time since 2002.
The pairing would certainly be an interesting one. Woods is still putting his life — and his game — back together after his cheating scandal rocked the golf world in late 2009. Meanwhile, Tebow is considered one of sports world's few "good guys," and is known for his religious upbringing and evangelical faith.
The longtime world No. 1, Woods has also been rumored to be partnered with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, but a Woods-Tebow pairing would easily become the tournament's premier pairing.
Romo is widely considered to be the NFL's top golfer — he gave a valiant effort in a quest to qualify for last year's U.S. Open — but Tebow can swing the stick, as well.
At last year's Honda Classic pro-am in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Tebow drove the green on the 339-yard, par-4 first hole, and at the St. Jude Classic pro-am in Memphis, Tebow partnered with former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer. (His participation in that tournament also resulted in a viral photo of Tebow swinging on the driving range.)
Tebow's charity, the Tim Tebow Foundation, also hosted its inaugural celebrity golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., last May.
The Broncos are currently on a hot streak, and Denver faces the Patriots on Saturday with a spot in the AFC championship game on the line. But even a Super Bowl run wouldn't create a conflict for Tebow when it comes to playing alongside Woods, who ended a two-year drought with a win in December's Chevron World Challenge.
The Super Bowl is being played Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, giving Tebow a few days to celebrate and make it out to the West Coast for the tournament.