We all know our friends across the pond LOVE American Football and Sunday was that time of year again when Britain is a little more concerned with American Football than it usually is. The Super Bowl, broadcast live on the BBC, saw Baltimore Ravens hold off a thrilling surge from the San Francisco 49ers to win a tremendous Super Bowl XLVII!
Golf and American Football go hand-in-hand, just like a healthy salad and a Super Bowl party; nevertheless the Waste Management Open, which took place on the famous TPC Scottsdale, saw a little preview of what was to come last night at the 47th Super Bowl.
As Padraig Harrington is sponsored by Wilson (the company that makes the official NFL footballs for the Super Bowl) he decided to shower the spectators with pigskin on the par-3, 16th hole, by kicking the “egg ball” into the crowd.
The two-time Open Champion, who was playing in his first ever Phoenix Open, shot a magnificent 63 in Saturday (8-under), and ultimately finished on 17 under – 11 shots behind the eventual winner Phil Mickelson! Although his brilliant exploits on the course were overlooked somewhat by his “field goal” attempt – which got the biggest applause of the day and was one of the best received moments over the entire weekend, in contention with Phil Mickelson’s lip-out for a 59 and the “Gangnam Style” birdie celebration.
He turned out to have a pretty impressive kick – even more so as the commentators point put, was his first time ever at kicking an American football
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