Update: Justin Verlander ties for 13th, Matt Cain misses cut at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
From the diamond to -- hopefully nowhere near the rough.
Justin Verlander and Matt Cain hit the links on Wednesday for a practice round before this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The Tigers' ace -- who brought a four handicap into the tournament -- is paired with Robert Garrigus, while the Giants' right-hander plays alongside Matt Bettencourt.
Other celebrities and athletes taking part include Andy Garcia, Aaron Rodgers and Bill Murray. Still no word on whether Verlander and Cain will be sporting Murray's super camo outfit, but one can dream.
Update: The teams of Verlander/Garrigus and Cain/Bettencourt were both tied for 39th place at 10-under after the second round.
Great view from number 3 at spyglass today. twitter.com/JustinVerlande…— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) February 9, 2013
Update: Cain and Bettencourt finished at 11-under after the third round on Saturday, tying for 76th and missing the cut. The Giants pitcher was paired with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh during the first two rounds, and the San Francisco sports figures talked about their experience on the course. Earlier on Saturday, Cain was also interviewed at Pebble Beach about golf and baseball:
Verlander and Garrigus, meanwhile, finished at 19-under and tied for 14th, making the cut, and they will play the tournament's fourth round on Sunday. Verlander tweeted this photo:
And also tweeted about having some fun on the course:
Just finished playing catch with my caddy on the fairway at #1. #thingsnooneelsehasdone— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) February 9, 2013
Update: Team Verlander/Garrigus finished the tournament at 26-under, good for a tie for 13th place. But that wasn't the best baseball score of the day. Astros owner Jim Crane played in the tournament with Kevin Streelman and tied for 3rd after posting a solid 29-under.
-- Matt Monagan / MLB.com