Tim Tebow and Tiger Woods Possible Pairing for AT&T at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Carlos TorresContributor IJanuary 13, 2012

Tebow-mania could hit the PGA soon
Tebow-mania could hit the PGA soonJeff Gross/Getty Images

Tiger Woods confirmed this past Monday that he will be making his PGA Tour debut in USA at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

And now it has been reported by Globalgolfpost.com, that tournament officials are considering extending an invitation to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to be his playing partner.

Tebow was recently named U.S. Favorite Athlete by a recent ESPN poll. 

There was already attention attracted to the tournament by the fact that Tiger Woods will be playing at the tournament for the first time since 2000.

A pairing between the U.S. Favorite Athlete with Golf's biggest star would definitely make this an immediate media frenzy event.

There is also a a report from Golfweek.com that the Humana Challenge is also seeking to extend an invitation to Tebow to play at the Pro-Am.

The Humana Challenge—previously known as the Bob Hope Classic—is partnering with the William J. Clinton foundation and has attracted already big names like Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman to play, as well as former president Bill Clinton.

All this is subject to Tebow's availability, since he is right now concentrating on playing the New England Patriots in the NFL Playoffs.

The game is on Saturday, which makes it a little more manageable if he were to decide play should he become available—the Broncos are the overwhelming underdogs in the game.

The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am would not present any scheduling conflict. Even if Tebow  and the Broncos make it to the Super Bowl, the AT&T is scheduled for the following weekend.

The fact that there are reports of two tournaments courting Tebow pays tribute to his star power and media attraction.

The PGA is taking notice of his popularity, and is trying to get some of that media attention for themselves. It's a great move, as it could attract new fans and a great deal of attention to the PGA.

Golf fans, get ready for some Tebowing.


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