Jordan Spieth starts BMW Championship week with stellar first pitch at Chicago Cubs game
One of the toughest days of Jordan Spieth's childhood came when he picked golf over baseball at 13 years old. On the Tuesday before the BMW Championship, golf fans got yet another glimpse of just how tough that decision might've been for the three-time major champion.
With the PGA Tour's FedExCup Playoffs coming to Conway Farms outside Chicago this week, the Chicago Cubs welcomed Spieth as their ceremonial first-pitch tosser before their game against the New York Mets. It's not the first time Spieth has filled in these duties -- the 24-year-old had a stellar showing for his hometown Texas Rangers in 2015, then followed it with a not-so-stellar showing a couple weeks later at Fenway Park.
Spieth left no doubt of his pitching abilities at Wrigley Field -- tossing a solid fastball (yes, lefty) to home plate. Here's the video:
Here are a collection of photos shared by the Cubs:
And this little Spieth fan was able to deliver a box of golf balls to his idol. And hilariously, Spieth opened 'em right away. Who doesn't love a fresh sleeve?
We've seen a number of PGA Tour players toss the first pitch at baseball games throughout the years. Actually, quiteee a few, including a hilariously mediocre attempt by Rickie Fowler earlier this year. "It was actually a little embarrassing," Fowler told MLB.com afterward.
We'll make you feel better, Rickie. Here's Spieth's toss at the Red Sox game in 2015. We told you -- not everyone's perfect.
But check out that grip on the two-seam fastball from Wrigley Field. That's someone who has done this a time or two. If there was a baseball game among pro golfers, we might take Spieth with our first pick. At least to take the mound.