Larry Fitzgerald wrapped up his 16th season with the Arizona Cardinals in December but has remained active in the offseason, and over the weekend, he won the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with PGA pro Kevin Streelman.
The duo shot 33 under par in the tournament, finishing five strokes under San Francisco 49ers great Steve Young and PGA pro Phil Mickelson. With the victory, Fitzgerald and Streelman became the fourth duo to win the pro-am multiple times, as they previously won in 2018. In addition, Fitzgerald became one of just eight amateurs to prevail at Pebble Beach on multiple occasions. However, he heaped the credit on his partner afterward.
“[Streelman’s] back must be sore because he carried me,” Fitzgerald said in an interview with CBS after the tournament. “He played outstanding. Some of the putts he made, some of the shots he hit with the wind that was blowing out there. He was terrific.”
Back in 2018, Fitzgerald became the first African-American amateur to win the team title at the event since its inception in 1937. He was also just the seventh professional athlete to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and at the time, he was the first athlete to win as an amateur in the tournament since fellow Pitt legend Dan Marino's victory 30 years before in 1988.
Last time around, Fitzgerald entered play still pondering retirement. However, he didn’t have that cloud hanging over his head over the weekend, as he announced that he will return in 2020 for his 17th NFL season in January.