While Arizona Cardinals fans await word on whether Larry Fitzgerald returns to the team, the wide receiver from Minneapolis is enjoying his off season, playing golf with a former president and doing something pretty spectacular.
On Friday, during a round of golf with former President Barack Obama at Seminole Golf Club in Florida, Fitzgerald shot a hole-in-one.
Golf Channel analyst Tim Rosafort tweeted that the ace came on the 13th hole. It was such a big moment that the golf club's president waived the rule against cellphone use on the course so that Fitzgerald could deliver the news of not only his hole-in-one, but also the fact that he was playing with Obama. The foursome was Obama, Fitzgerald, club president Jimmy Dunne and Glenn Hutchins, part-owner of the Boston Celtics and a board member of the Obama Foundation. Rosafort said that Fitzgerald hit his "8-iron from 162 yards. Eyewitnesses described the ball rolling in like a putt." Fitzgerald was originally on the list of celebrities playing in the LPGA Tour's season-opening event in Orlando, the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, about 3 hours north of the Seminole Golf Club.
A change of plans, though, led to what may be one of Fitzgerald's most memorable athletic achievements, and that's saying something.
Bobbies have advice for Prince Philip
Police have spoken with Prince Philip after he was photographed apparently driving without a seatbelt — just two days after he was involved in a serious car crash. British media on Saturday published a photo showing the 97-year-old royal driving a new Land Rover near the royal residence at Sandringham. Police said "suitable words of advice have been given to the driver." That advice was "in line with our standard response when being made aware of such images showing this type of offense." Philip was driving another Land Rover when he was involved in a violent collision on Thursday in which two women in a Kia were injured. Philip had to be helped out of his overturned vehicle but wasn't injured. The crash — and Philip's subsequent driving apparently without using a seatbelt — is raising questions about his continued use of public roadways.
more awards: The Oscars race may have gotten a little clearer Saturday night as the race-themed road trip drama "Green Book" drove off with the top honor at the Producers Guild Awards, winning out over presumed front-runners like "Roma," "A Star Is Born" and "Black Panther." Producer and director Peter Farrelly accepted the Darryl Zanuck Award at the untelevised ceremony in Beverly Hills. The Fred Rogers film "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" won for documentary and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" collected the animation award.