Larry Fitzgerald Takes the 5-Shot Golf Challenge for Charity

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald takes Golf Digest’s 5-Shot Challenge at Whisper Rock in Scottsdale, AZ, to raise money for his First Down Fund, which supports kids and families in crisis and health-related organizations.

Released on 11/3/2015

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Starring: Larry Fitzgerald

Transcript

00:00
(drum music)
00:04
Is it on?
00:06
(laughing)
00:08
Oh, man, that's pitiful.
00:13
Hi, I'm Larry Fitzgerald.
00:14
I'm here at Whisper Rock, number 13 at the Upper Course.
00:28
I am attempting to hit a 300 yard shot on the green.
00:31
I have five shots and I hope to put them all on the green.
00:34
That's wishful thinking.
00:38
[Man] That's looking good.
00:40
That's gonna be all over it.
00:41
[Larry] Get a bounce, bounce.
00:43
[Man] Oh, that's on there.
00:44
[Larry] Settle.
00:44
Aw.
00:46
[Man] That's gotta count.
00:51
[Larry] No good on that one.
00:52
[Man] Donating to the desert.
00:55
[Larry] Draw.
00:59
No good, now the money ball.
01:00
This is for a $1,000.
01:02
I plan on putting this one on.
01:07
No go.
01:08
Alright, we got $500, I'm happy with that.
01:11
I'm 75 yards away from the green.
01:13
I feel much, much more comfortable
01:14
with a wedge in my hand, than I do getting off the tee,
01:17
so I hope to put all of 'em on,
01:18
but not just on, I wanna be in birdie range though,
01:22
so, that's what I'm shooting for.
01:23
Wish me luck.
01:28
Oh, got collared.
01:30
That get up, ah, goodness.
01:36
Third one on.
01:43
Alright, I'm four for four.
01:44
This is my fifth and final shot.
01:46
I'm gonna put this one close.
01:48
Bradley, TK, watch this.
01:49
You guys could even do this.
01:55
Chicken dinner.
01:56
(laughing)
01:58
[Man] Good job.
02:03
Alright, here we are, working on some chip shots.
02:05
My friends always joke about me being a scratch golfer
02:07
around the greens, and a 30 off the tee.
02:09
I don't think it's too far fetched,
02:11
but I feel very comfortable when I have a wedge in my hand,
02:13
and I'm gonna try to make a couple of these.
02:18
Thin to win.
02:21
That's one bladed wedge up there.
02:22
I can make that putt.
02:24
Okay, I'm gonna bump this one off the hill.
02:34
(applauding)
02:43
(sighing)
02:44
I didn't blade that one.
02:47
It was a bottom-groover, but it wasn't bladed.
02:50
Our fifth and final shot, this is worth $200.
02:53
Golf Digest, you guys are just too generous.
02:59
[Man] Break baby, break.
03:01
(applauding)
03:05
Five for five.
03:08
Look at the delicate nature of that rake job.
03:10
That's pretty good.
03:11
Like you've done that before.
03:14
I don't mind green-side bunkers,
03:15
fairway bunkers are my nemesis.
03:17
So, I hope to put a,
03:18
I hope to put these five shots pretty close.
03:25
Stayed on?
03:26
[Man] Beauty.
03:34
(laughing)
03:34
We have some outtakes, that's for sure.
03:35
Hey Brad.
03:48
Is it on?
03:50
(laughing)
03:52
Oh, man, that's pitiful.
03:54
Alright, this is the fifth and final shot.
03:56
I'm gonna try not to decel on this last one.
03:59
It's worth 300 and I need to get this close.
04:06
(clapping)
04:14
So, Golf Digest has been too generous to me.
04:16
They've now allowed me to roll five putts for $400.
04:20
I'm elated.
04:21
I've got to put all my focus into rolling these in.
04:40
[Man] Ah, good putt man.
04:49
Alright, this is my fifth and final putt.
04:51
[Man] We know it's makeable.
04:52
I'm gonna make this Brad.
04:58
(clapping)
04:59
Golf Digest, thank you so much for having me.
05:00
I had a wonderful time.
05:03
Steph Curry, I've got to see about you man.
05:07
Today I was able to do two things I really enjoy,
05:10
playing golf and giving back to a worthy cause.
05:13
In 2003, I unfortunately lost my mother to breast cancer,
05:16
so, a lot of the time I spend goes to raising awareness
05:19
to prevent anybody else from passing away
05:21
from such a bad disease.
05:23
My mother was also in the business of education,
05:25
my grandmother was a school teacher
05:27
and my mother's sisters were also teachers.
05:29
If I wasn't playing in the National Football League,
05:31
that's something that I would want to be doing myself.
05:33
Bridging the gap in education is something I think
05:35
is truly, truly special.
05:38
If you'd like to learn more information about what I do,
05:40
in terms of my foundation work, please visit my website
05:42
larryfitzgerald.com for more information.
05:45
I hope you guys had as much fun as I did today.
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