NFL – WR Larry Fitzgerald makes history with win at Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament

(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and PGA Tour Pro Kevin Streelman won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am team title on Sunday with a 12-under final round, winning by seven strokes.

Fitzgerald has made history as the first African-American amateur to win the team title portion of the tournament and the seventh professional athlete to win.

He is the first in 20-years following Dan Marino’s 1988 victory.

“Just being completely out of my comfort zone, not being a professional, just kind of dealing with what comes,” told ESPN “That’s what I think made it special for me, is that this game is so difficult.

“I just think you even have more respect for the guys who win and play consistently at a high level because it’s the hardest game out there.”

Fitzgerald and his friend Streelman won wire-to-wire.

Streelman told ESPN that the victory is “something that I will never forget. To win this with my buddy.”

According to ESPN, Fitzgerald, 34, is still contemplating his future in the NFL and said at Super Bowl LII that he would decide on his future in the next few weeks.

Last season he tied a career best with 109 catches, 1,156 yards, and six touchdown receptions.

He is ranked third all-time in receptions 1,234 and yards receiving 15,545 and eighth in touchdown receptions at 110.

Who knows what the future holds maybe Fitzgerald will pull a Michael Jordan and quit his preferred sport, to pursue golf.

Hopefully, this win proves he’d be more successful than Jordan was.

Larry Fitzgerald follows his shot from the 16th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


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