Cardinals news: Larry Fitzgerald hits a hole in one in front of Barack Obama
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Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald hits a hole in one in front of Barack Obama

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On Friday, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hit a hole-in-one. He was playing alongside the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

It was on the 13th hole at the prestigious Seminole golf course. He hit an eight-iron from 162 yards away. From someone who isn’t even a professional golfer, this is very impressive.

Fitzgerald is considered one of the best wideouts of the modern era. He has spent his entire career playing with only one team. Not only is he loyal, but extremely effective. He’s had over 1,000 receiving yards nine times over his career and has corralled in over 90 receptions over eight seasons. He’s an 11-time Pro-Bowler and has been an All-Pro once.

His best season came in 2008, in fact, right when the Obama was elected. He had a monster season, bringing in a career-high 1,431 yards with a league-leading 12 touchdowns and 96 receptions. In the playoffs, he was even better. Through four games Fitzgerald had 30 receptions with 546 reception yards and seven total touchdowns. However, the Cardinals did not win it all, falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23 in Super Bowl XLVIII.

This past season was probably Fitzgerald’s worst of his career. The Cardinals played pretty terribly overall as a team, getting their head coach Steve Wilks fired after only one season as their coach. They went 3-13 and finished dead last in their division.

Fitzgerald only had 69 receptions for 734 yards with only six touchdowns. He’s not nearly the same player he once was, and likely will retire from the league in a few seasons.