Wednesday, February 9, 2011
World Champion San Francisco Giants, and Super Bowl Champion 49ers at Pebble
They teed it up for charity on Tuesday. Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper teamed along with Cody Ross and Matt Cain for the Giants..while Jerry Rice and Brent Jones partnered with Dwight Clark and Harris Barton for the Niners in the first annual Google Charity Shoot-Out. The high tech giant sponsored the event today at Pebble Beach in glorious sunshine and windy conditions. $100,000 was earned for the Giants Community Fund, 49ers Foundation and 4 other local charities. Jerry Rice may sport the best golf game, but Matt Cain had the best swing and launched a 360 yard drive on the 3rd hole in the skins format alternate shot competition. This event replaces professionals playing for charity on Tuesday of the tournament, and the fans, Pebble Beach Company, and probably the pro players agree it's a smart move...especially with the Giants coming off a World Series Title, and all participating 49ers have won Super Bowl rings. The shootout was MC'd by Brian Murphy from the morning show at KNBR-Radio which carries both San Francisco Giant and 49er games. For decades, it was Bob Murphy announcing the festivities. At 80 years young, "Murph" who dates back to the very beginning of "The Crosby", has passed the mic to the younger "Murph".