Aaron Rodgers might have won this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with his partner Ben Silverman, but not everyone thinks the victory is legitimate, including PGA Tour player Keith Mitchell.
Following the conclusion of play on Sunday afternoon, Mitchell made it clear that he wasn’t buying the quarterback’s adjusted handicap of 10.
According to the Wisconsin State Golf Association, Rodgers’s handicap is registered as a 3.0 at his home course, Green Bay Country Club. At the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, all of the amateurs get a bump from their home handicaps to take into consideration the challenging venues and crowds, but Rodgers’s seemed to have gotten a bigger boost than he needed.
On Sunday afternoon, Mitchell was asked if he knew where he stood in the Pro-Am competition, and he was quick to express his thoughts on Rodgers’s handicap.
“I think Josh and I won. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t count,” Mitchell said. “His handicap was crap. I haven’t looked. I think we were, on 18 we might have been up there. But if we finish second to Aaron I consider us winning the trophy.”
It’s worth noting that Mitchell and his partner, Bills quarterback Josh Allen, came in second place on the Pro-Am side of the leaderboard. Mitchell is a highly competitive professional golfer who won’t be happy about losing under any circumstances, but when there’s a suspected sandbagger in the mix, things can get serious.