Imagine the galleries. Imagine the hype.
A highly placed source at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am confirmed Thursday that the tournament is strongly considering issuing an invitation to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. The source also told Global Golf Post that if Tebow accepts, the tournament’s first choice as a partner for Tebow will be Tiger Woods.
On Monday, Woods announced he will enter the event for the first time since 2002. The tournament has not yet officially announced who his amateur partner will be. Early speculation has centered around Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
But, the source said, if Tebow accepts his invitation and Woods approves the pairing, the two will partner.
Woods will be making his 2012 U.S. debut at Pebble Beach. He won this tournament in 2000 with a closing 64 that bettered Matt Gogel by two shots.
Tebow, who has become a national phenomenon this year by leading his team to come-from-behind victories and a playoff berth, has a date with the New England Patriots this weekend in the AFC semifinals.
Even if Tebow takes the Broncos all the way to the Super Bowl, there won’t be a scheduling conflict. The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 5. The AT&T is scheduled for the following weekend.
– Brian Hewitt
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