By Alex Myers
Meet Kyle Lohse. A total golf fanatic, who just happens to be a starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers.
On Monday, Lohse appeared on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk," and golf, not the Brewers' hot start to the season, was the main topic of conversation. Here's the clip:
Now that Lohse is on Twitter, his background picture is of a golf course -- presumably Whisper Rock -- and one of his first tweets asked followers to check out a Brewers music video while they waited for Masters TV coverage to start. Again, this guy really loves golf.
At 35, Lohse, who has never had a golf lesson and whose handicap is just above his best ever (1.1), is also pitching as well as ever. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 3.05 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, 21 strikeouts and seven walks in 20.2 innings. You probably wish you drafted him on your fantasy baseball team right about now, don't you?
Unfortunately for him, the start of the baseball season seems to have slowed down his golf. After putting 14 scores in the computer before April, he hasn't played since. Then again, he might just be keeping his playing a secret from his manager. . .