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Packers' Aaron Rodgers ready to tee it up at Pebble Beach after knee surgery

In a good sign for Aaron Rodgers' recovery from last month’s knee surgery, the Green Bay Packers quarterback is teeing it up this week in the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Rodgers underwent surgery just days after the Packers' Jan. 16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the playoffs.

He appeared to be moving just fine during his appearance at the NFL Honors program on the eve of the Super Bowl, where Rodgers accepted the award for NFL play of the year for his Hail Mary pass to beat the Detroit Lions in Week 13.

Rodgers -- an avid golfer who has a 5 handicap at Green Bay Country Club, according to the Wisconsin State Golf Association -- is playing this week as the amateur partner of three-time PGA Tour winner Jerry Kelly (a native of Madison, Wisconsin). Rodgers has played in the event several times.

Rodgers and Kelly will start the tournament Thursday at 8:22 a.m. PT on Spyglass Hill, one of three courses used for the event, which features 156 golf professionals each paired with an amateur partner. Rodgers and Kelly will play Monterey Peninsula on Friday and Pebble Beach on Saturday. The tournament will be televised on Golf Channel and NBC.

Among the other NFL players in the field are Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback/ESPN analyst Steve Young.