PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - With $100,000 on the line, the best athletes in the business weren't messing around Tuesday when they faced off against one another in the annual Chevron Charity Shoot-Out at the famed Pebble Beach golf links.
Former 49ers legends went up against former and current San Francisco Giants players. After playing five holes in front of a large cheering crowd, the Giants won $30,000 for the Giants Community Fund represented by the teams of Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong; Javier Lopez and Robb Nen; J.T. Snow and Dave Flemming.
The 49ers Foundation won a total of $20,000 represented by teams of Harris Barton and Alex Smith; Brent Jones and Steve Bono; Dwight Clark and PGA Tour pro Matt Bettencourt.
Each hole was also worth $10,000 for the twosome's designated charity. Monterey County Film Commission and Legal Services for Seniors came out on top with $20,000.
Before the shoot-out, players gathered on the putting green. This is where fans and media hounded the men, whose resumes are glittering with multiple super bowl rings and trophies along with successful business ventures. Harris Barton joked around saying Matt Cain made him nervous because he was so good at golf.
He also talked about Peyton Manning making an appearance this year, especially just days after his big Super Bowl loss.
"I'm excited, he's a quality guy especially after coming off such a loss. He has come out here for charity to help out and it's exciting," said Barton.
"He's the classiest guy ever... he's such a wonderful person, great player. I was in Seattle for the 49ers game and that's a good team, that Seattle team is really good. Especially the defense and Denver found out how good they were," said former 49ers player and tight end Dwight Clark, who lives in Santa Cruz. A man famous for The Catch that became known across the football world from San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana.
All in all, a day that will also go into the history books of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, just like the tournament's been doing since the year Bing Crosby started it in 1937.