Morning sports update: Aaron Rodgers doesn’t share Bill Belichick’s opinion of his golf game

"I’m usually not very good in Pebble."

Bill Belichick and Aaron Rodgers 2014
Bill Belichick and Aaron Rodgers shake hands after the Packers defeated the Patriots 26-21 in 2014. –Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Boston fans celebrated at the Red Sox victory parade on Wednesday, with thousands turning out to see yet another duck boat procession.

On Thursday night, the Celtics welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks to TD Garden. Meanwhile, the Patriots continue to prepare for the Packers on Sunday night.

Bill Belichick gave Aaron Rodgers a shoutout for his golf game: Bill Belichick doesn’t usually stray too far from the subject of football during his press conferences, but he made a minor exception on Wednesday.

Discussing Aaron Rodgers – who the Patriots face on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium – Belichick concluded a lengthy analysis of the Packers quarterback by paying him an unusual compliment.


“He does everything good. He can even play golf. He’s a good golfer, too,” said Belichick. Reporters asked a follow up about if the two had every overlapped on the golf course.

“Yeah, he was out at Pebble Beach. I’ve been out there. I’m not in that league. That’s way past me,” Belichick explained. He admitted he had no idea what Rodgers’s actual score was.

“It’s a Pro-Am, so if you hit a bad shot you play your Pro’s ball. It’s easy.”

Rodgers, who reporters spoke with later in the day, was asked what he thought of Belichick’s remarks.

“Well, I appreciate the compliments on the golf game,” Rodgers said. “I’m usually not very good in Pebble.”

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