New England coach Bill Belichick will go from the Super Bowl to the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, thanks to an invitation from the top -- Bill Perocchi, the CEO of Pebble Beach Co., a former Boston resident and a huge Patriots fan.
'I invited him out here to play,' Perocchi said Wednesday. 'And he said he'd love to play.'
It will be the second straight year New England will be well represented at the PGA Tour event. Last year, quarterback Tom Brady was fresh off his MVP performance in the Super Bowl when he played at Pebble.
Belichick and his son stayed with Perocchi last spring during a golf vacation at Pebble Beach. Perocchi said the coach plays off a 16 handicap.
'They invited me, certainly not because of my golf game,' Belichick said. 'But it will be a thrill to be out there. It's an awesome course and a great event.'
The tournament features celebrity and corporate amateurs playing with professionals the first three rounds at Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Poppy Hills.
Brady can't return this year because of a previous commitment -- the Pro Bowl.
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