Green Bay Packers franchise quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, shares a strong bond with pro golfer Max Homa. The PGA Tour invited Rodgers, as a result, to virtually introduce Homa for its return at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
In his humorous introduction, Rodgers said that Homa usually sports a mustache that “allows his friends to make fun of him endlessly, his wife, to give him a cold shoulder at night and his best friend and dog, Scotty, to refuse a walk.”
Rodgers further described Homa as an avid but amateur Scrabble player, occasional podcaster, and an all-time Twitter troll.
While the introduction was done rather nicely, Aaron Rodgers’s quarantine beard is what became the talk of the town. Replies like “Rodgers aged 10 years since Green Bay drafted his replacement” began flooding in. References to Grizzly Adams, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rick Grimes, Ben Roethlisberger, Yukon Cornelius, Abraham Lincoln, and a Civil War general were made.
Rodgers and Homa seem to have known each other for quite some time. The duo teamed up for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year, ultimately finishing ninth. Rodgers is a golfing enthusiast and will be among the celebrities playing in the American Century Championship next month. He hasn’t missed the championship since 2005.
Max Homa began his professional career in golf in 2013 and won his first PGA Tour last year. He spoke about his relationship with the quarterback on a recent episode of GOLF’s podcast, “Sub Par with Colt & Drew.”
Homa said on the podcast that he’d partner with NBA star, Steph Curry if he were to play The Match: III. Colt Knost then suggested that Homa should take Curry for next year’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am instead of Rodgers. Homa added that Rodgers probably doesn’t want to play it next year. “If Aaron wants to play, he can play. I am assuming he’s gonna be on the way to win the Super Bowl.”