You know you’re in the offseason when the 49ers are making headlines on a golf course. But such is the case this week with Thursday’s opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am involving Jim Harbaugh as a participant and quarterback Alex Smith serving as the coach’s caddy.
In case you missed it, TV49 provided the sights and sounds from the 49ers-Giants Charity Golf Shootout which took place earlier in the week. Dwight Clark’s par-saving putt on the 18th hole is especially memorable with Clark being mic’d up for the final hole. We also posted our special teams review of the 2011 season, praising the achievements of the group which broke several league records under coordinator Brad Seely.
Now on to the top 49ers headlines in print, online and social media…
Back to golf, Chris Chase of Yahoo! Sports’ Shutdown Corner Blog offers photos and a recap of the coach-quarterback duo’s outing at Spyglass Hill Golf Course on Thursday. Smith followed suit with his on-course duties, raking bunkers and giving putting reads to his head coach.
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Scott Ostler offers this humorous account of “Par-baugh’s” outing with Smith. After the round, the 49ers coach gave an interview in which he revealed to Ostler that his sixth child is due on Sept. 6. “There’s a scoop,” the 49ers coach said.
In football news, AP sports writer Janie McCauley spoke with free-agent-to-be wide receiver Joshua Morgan, who is eager to return to the field after suffering a season-ending leg injury in a Week 5 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Morgan, 26, is now sprinting full-speed and figures to be ready for his fifth NFL season.
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When you’re an All-Pro linebacker who covers a lot of ground like NaVorro Bowman, taking care of your feet in the offseason seems like the prudent thing to do.
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