After serving as Brett Favre's reserve in his first three years of NFL career, Aaron Rodgers became the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, leading them to Super Bowl XLV victory after the 2010 season, being named best player of the game and athlete of the game year by the Associated Press.
Rodgers is the NFL's all-time record holder for regular season passer ratings with 103.9 (among players with at least 1,500 attempted passes). He also holds the lowest percentage of passes intercepted for a regular season quarterback with 1.4% and the NFL record for highest passer rating in a season with 122.5 in 2011, a season in which he was awarded NFL MVP, recognition repeated in 2014 and 2020.
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The Packers season began with a bad defeat against the Saints. The following week Rodgers overtook John Elway in tenth place on the all-time career yard list. In the fifth round he overtook Dan Marino and Philip Rivers in fifth place for career touchdown passes.
In week 9 Rodgers was unable to take the field as he tested positive for COVID-19.
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Renaissance Club will host again the Scottish Open!
Founded in 2008, The Renaissance Club nestles on 300 picturesque acres along the Firth of Forth and is one of the newest additions to the world-famous stretch known as Scotland’s Golf Coast.
This year, The Renaissance Club has engaged three-time Major champion and Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup Captain, Pádraig Harrington, to act as a ‘player consultant’ for the club’s championship golf course, consulting with renowned course architect Tom Doak over matters related to the course design going forward.
The European Tour and PGA TOUR today announced the Genesis Scottish Open will return to the Renaissance Club, in East Lothian, for the fourth consecutive year from July 7-10, 2022. In 2022 Scotland’s national open has a new title sponsor in Genesis, the luxury automotive brand from South Korea, and as part of a historic Strategic Alliance the event will be co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA TOUR, counting on both the Race to Dubai and the FedExCup.
Fans will be given the chance to purchase tickets for the third Rolex Series event of 2022 at an exclusive Launch Price from Thursday November 4, enabling them to be part of the historic co-sanctioned event. The tournament will also benefit from the continued commitment of the Scottish Government, managed by Visit Scotland – with the agreement also running through to 2025.
The Genesis Scottish Open retains its place in golf’s global calendar the week ahead of The 150th Open Championship (July 11-17), a date confirmed through to 2025. The player field will be a split between members of both the European Tour and PGA TOUR.
Some of the finest courses in Scotland, the Home of Golf, have played host to the Genesis Scottish Open over the years, including St Andrews, Gleneagles and Carnoustie. From 1996 to 2010 it was based at Loch Lomond Golf Club, with Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness, Royal Aberdeen, Dundonald Links in Ayrshire and Gullane all enjoying hosting duties since then.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland said: "The Renaissance Club has been a welcoming home for the Scottish Open in recent years, joining an illustrious list of courses to host our national open, and I’m pleased they will have the opportunity to host the first edition of this historic co-sanctioned event.
The Genesis Scottish Open has long been an important part of Scotland’s world-class golf event portfolio and, with the co-sanctioning of the event for the first time with the PGA TOUR, the 2022 edition promises to be the biggest in its history.
Indeed, next summer promises to be one of the greatest Scotland has ever witnessed, with three Major championships, including the 150th Open, together with both our national Open’s all set to be staged in Scotland, the Home of Golf."
Keith Pelley, the European Tour's Chief Executive, said: "The Renaissance Club is magnificent venue for a Rolex Series event, situated in a simply stunning part of the world. It has been a terrific home for the Genesis Scottish Open since 2019 during which time we have been impressed by the commitment of Jerry Sarvadi and his team in providing a first-class experience for some of the world’s best golfers from the moment they arrive on site.
We are therefore delighted to be returning to the Renaissance Club in 2022 - when the event is co-sanctioned with the PGA TOUR for the first time as part of our Strategic Alliance - whilst also continuing discussions about extending our stay beyond that.
With three Major Championships being hosted in Scotland, including the 150th anniversary of The Open at St Andrews taking place the following week, the focus of the world will be on the country next summer. Alongside new title sponsor Genesis, Rolex and everyone at the Renaissance Club, we are grateful to Visit Scotland for their long-term support and vision for the Genesis Scottish Open."
Jay Monahan, PGA TOUR Commissioner, said: "The Renaissance Club is a fitting home for a globally recognised event like the Genesis Scottish Open. While it is the first time the event and the venue will feature on the PGA TOUR’s schedule, our members who have played in previous years have spoken highly of it.
We therefore look forward to visiting in 2022 as this historic tournament begins a new chapter as part of our Strategic Alliance with the European Tour and with Genesis – already a valued PGA TOUR partner - coming on board as title sponsor."