Eli and Peyton Manning took their sibling rivalry to a friendlier venue and put on a show.
The famous soccer brothers hit long birdies on the same hole in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Saturday. Eli hit a long birdie bomb, but Peyton was not deterred and used his own birdie.
In a (n Course interview with Amanda Balionis from CBSBoth Mannings said it was a little more difficult to conquer this venue than the golf course.
"It was a lot of fun," said Eli, who is slowly retiring. "A couple of good holes where Peyton and I ate the same hole and kept the crowd going. So it's a bit nerve-wracking.
"I like football better. I feel like I know what I'm doing when I throw a soccer ball. I'm going in the general direction I'm throwing. It's not always the case in golf. "
Peyton said her teams had some friendly side actions, but that he and Eli tried to help each other in this other pressure cooker.
"It was great to be with Eli," said Peyton. “The fans were great, as Eli said. The weather was amazing.
"We try to help each other. This has been our relationship throughout our football careers to try to help each other. "I know how nervous I am in front of these crowds. I know how he feels. So we try to turn our backs on each other. "
If you're curious, big brother Peyton won the battle between the two-time Super Bowl champions. Peyton and his pro partner, Luke Donald, made the cut and are in tenth place at 20 Under. The Eli-Kevin Chappell team ended the race below -16 and missed the cutting line by two strokes. The pair Kevin Streelman-Larry Fitgerald leads at 27-under.
Nick Taylor, the 17-year-old, leads Phil Mickelson with a lead after three rounds in the professional tournament. Mickelson, who has 44 PGA Tour wins, is aiming for the sixth AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am record title.
"It seemed like my short game was pretty good today," said Mickelson, who scored some great hole outs and par-and-pares on the way to a third round 67.