Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill, other athletes compete against PGA pros for charity

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill hits a golf shot during the Adidas Skills Challenge event that pitted PGA pros against Adidas athletes in soccer, basketball, football, track and golf on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Trump National in Doral.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill hits a golf shot during the Adidas Skills Challenge event that pitted PGA pros against Adidas athletes in soccer, basketball, football, track and golf on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Trump National in Doral. Miami Herald Staff

In the battle of jocks vs. pros, the pros won in a blowout.

Some of the PGA’s top stars beat Ryan Tannehill, Shane Battier and others at their own game Tuesday — albeit with a little help.

But yes, J.B. Holmes out-dueled Tannehill in a football passing contest. And Dustin Johnson made more threes than Battier in a shootout.

“I’m embarrassed by it,” said Tannehill, the Dolphins’ quarterback of the present and future. “But at the end of the day, it was all in good fun.”

Tannehill, Battier, U.S. Soccer icon Alexi Lalas and others appeared at Tuesday’s intra-sport field day organized by Adidas, which was promoting its Boost technology golf line.

The event was held at Trump National in Doral, home of this weekend’s PGA Tour stop (and incidentally the site of Fins Weekend charity tournament May 16), and generated $10,000 for charity. The Donald was on hand for the skills showcase.

In the passing competition, Tannehill showed a bit of rust from two months off from football. He airmailed several of his attempts (although in his defense, Tannehill had to attempt the passes from much farther away than Holmes).

He took the loss good-naturedly. As did Battier, who said (perhaps jokingly) that he hasn’t shot a basketball since retiring from the NBA in June.

The athletes had no better luck when it came to golf. In an irons competition, the PGA stars skunked their competition, even though they had a more difficult shot to the green.

Related stories from Miami Herald

  Comments