Peyton Manning joins field at Pebble Beach

Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning joins his friend Tiger Woods at the 2009 Quail Hollow Championship Pro-Am.
By John Kim
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 | 2:38 p.m.

All eyes will be on PGA Tour player Scott Langley this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Or, I should say, on Scott Langely's group.

Why? Because also in that group will be five-time NFL MVP (including this past season) Peyton Manning.

The sure-fire Hall-of-Famer-to-be was a late entry into the field, understandable since he did have some commitments this past weekend. The Denver Broncos quarterback sports an impressive 4.9 handicap index out of Castle Pines Golf Club outside of Denver and is a long-noted golf fanatic, having played in the AT&T before in 2009 and a famous pairing with Tiger Woods at the Quail Hollow Championship Pro-Am.

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There will be no jokes about hoping his irons are more accurate than his Super Bowl throws, or wishes his putts don't get intercepted. Nope, not from me. I'm sure he wishes he and his team would have performed better this past weekend - but is there a better place on the planet to go and get your mind off of your "real job"?  

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