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Brian Roberts: Get Well, Dad

Comcast chairman Brian Roberts sent get well wishes to his father (Comcast founder) Ralph Roberts in an interview on Golf Channel Friday (Feb. 8), saying his father was back in Philadelphia recuperating from a bout with pneumonia.

Roberts was being interviewed on Golf Channel (a Comcast-NBCU property) as he played with Ryan Palmer in the AT&T pro-am at Pebble Beach.

Roberts, who is accustomed to playing on beautiful golf venues as a member of Augusta National, home of The Masters, also talked briefly about his net eagle Thursday when he chipped in from 85 yards for a birdie on the 16th hole.

Roberts said he had always loved golf. "Golf is a chance to connect with friends and challenge myself," he said during the interview. "You can never win and you always wish you did a little better."

He also put in a plug for the Golf Channel: "I am very proud of what it has done for the game of the golf.... I think it has put a spotlight on one of the great competitive games we have in society."