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Rickie Fowler to throw out first pitch at Astros game, says "it's close to Ryder Cup nerves"

March 30, 2017
New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

Jim Rogash

Rickie Fowler shot an opening 64 at the Shell Houston Open on Thursday morning. But throwing out an opening pitch on Thursday night is the real test.

Fowler is set to throw out the first pitch at the Houston Astros game -- something he says brings him "close to Ryder Cup nerves." Here's his explanation:

As Fowler mentioned in the clip, he's been throwing side sessions at the St. Louis Cardinals' camp. And it looks like he's got a decent arm.

So calm down, Rickie. You've got this. Besides, it's just a spring training game.