News & ToursApril 24, 2014

Cheyenne Woods is better than Lexi Thompson -- at throwing out first pitches

By Alex Myers

Cheyenne Woods' fame continues to grow, which means at some point, she was going to be asked to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game. It happened Wednesday night, when Woods, in Tampa for a Symetra Tour event, did the honor before the Rays' game against the Minnesota Twins.

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Woods posted a video to her Instagram account and she seemed pretty happy with how the toss turned out:

Not bad at all. Sure, Woods came up a little short, but couldn't the guy catching the ball (We think Brandon Guyer, who Woods took a picture with right before the pitch) have come up with that cleanly? The outfielder was playing out of position, but he's a Major League Baseball player! You've got to come up with that ball!

In any event, Woods fared much better than Lexi Thompson, who bounced her first pitch at a Miami Marlins game last Friday. To her credit, Thompson joked about it on Twitter after, saying she "threw a grounder" and that she's sticking to golf.

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So will Woods, but both should keep their throwing arms loose. At a combined 42 years old, these two should be in the spotlight for a while.

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