Aaron Rodgers hits benchmark, finishes top 10 at American Century Championship

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers used a terrific Sunday performance to vault himself into the top 10 at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe.

Before the tournament, Rodgers told “The Pat McAfee Show” that finishing in the top 20 would be an attainable “benchmark” for his 18th appearance. Mission accomplished. Rodgers shot a 72 on Sunday and ended with 50 total points (Stableford scoring format), giving him a ninth-place finish overall.

Rodgers was terrific in the third and final round. He birdied three straight holes to open the back nine and then eagled the Par 5 No. 18. Of his 50 points during the three days, 19 came on the final nine holes Sunday. He was -4 on the back nine, with three birdies, an eagle and one bogey.

Rodgers came into Sunday with 24 points. He scored 26 on Sunday.

Overall, Rodgers scored 38 of his 50 points on the back nine over the three rounds.

Rodgers finished behind the top eight of Joe Pavelski, Mark Mulder, Tony Romo, Annika Sorenstam, Adam Thielen, Mike Modano, Mardy Fish and Derek Lowe.

Rodgers finished the tournament at +13, with eight birdies, one eagle, 19 bogeys and two double bogeys. He was +15 on the front nine and -2 on the back nine overall.

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