Because there is no sport that can't avoid Tebowmaning, rumors started to swirl on Thursday that Tiger Woods and Tim Tebow might, possibly, hopefully, ohmygosh-y! be paired together at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
They started when Brian Hewitt of the Global Golf Post had everyone riled up with "highly placed sources" at the Pro-Am saying the partnership was likely if Tebow committed to the Pro-Am. Luckily for us, and by us I mean "golf writers that don't want to spend 1,800 words on Tebow like some of our colleagues, it doesn't seem like there is a shot in hell (heaven?) that this will happen, according to tournament director Ollie Nutt.
Via The Tour Report* ...
"We’re down to the last couple of spots," Nutt added. "There’s no hard, cast-in-stone date [for a decision] but with Tim still playing we probably won’t get his attention until that wraps up."
There was also a report Thursday that should Tebow play, officials would like him to be paired with Tiger Woods. Nutt, however, said that is not the case.
A more likely scenario would see Woods paired with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who is already committed to the tournament and has played with Woods before.
Whew. That makes my weekend just that much better. Also, it will probably be tough for the Super Bowl winning quarterback to make it to Pebble, but we can only hope! Yep, I went there.
* -- It probably says a lot about the Stephen Colbert influence that anytime I read "The Tour Report" I don't pronounce the final "T" in report.