|Jim Harbaugh is trying to forget the Super Bowl and rediscover his golf game. (US Presswire)|
Less than a week after coming yards from winning the first Super Bowl championship of his coaching career, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has positioned himself to capture another title this weekend.
After two rounds of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Harbaugh and Jason Day stand atop the leaderboard of the amateur tournament at 18-under (124). The duo shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a one shot lead over the pairings of Kevin Streelman and Jim Crane and Chez Reavie and Brian Swette.
Harbaugh admitted that he still hasn't recovered fully from the 34-31 loss to the Ravens in New Orleans.
“I've been really enjoying myself, at times thinking about the game, at times about how we can get an edge for next year,” Harbaugh told The Golf Channel. “It left a pretty big bruise. We have some regret, but it's a new day and I have to forge ahead.”
This week marks the first time Harbaugh has picked up a golf club since he participated in the event last year.
“Yesterday it was as good as I could possibly hope for,” Harbaugh added. “I'm just hitting and hoping, I had a bunch of lucky bounces.”
The 49ers' coach is among a small contingent of NFL luminaries at the tournament. Tony Romo, partnered with former University of Texas golfer Jordan Spieth, is tied for fourth in the Pro-Am at 15-under. The group of Aaron Rodgers and Jerry Kelly is tied for 26th at minus-11, while the pairing of Bill Belichick and Ricky Barnes ended the round tied for 115th at minus-5.
“It's great to see these guys in their element,” Rodgers told The Golf Channel. “I've played in celebrity tournaments before where it's all a bunch of hacks out there. This is fun for me, we just have to putt a little better.”
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