Watch: Jordan Spieth Throws First Pitch At Cubs’ Home Game
Video: Jordan Spieth Throws Cubs’ First Pitch
The 24-year-old former World No. 1 golfer — who threw his pitch left-handed — has now thrown out three first pitches after performing the honors for the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox.
First pitch 🔥 from @JordanSpieth at Wrigley Field.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 13, 2017
“It’s an honor to go out there,” said Spieth, who won his third major at the British Open in July. “People wonder how you can … wear the jerseys of all three teams. It’s great when they reach out and ask to go do it. It’s a tremendous opportunity and get to hang out with some baseball players I’m huge fans of. Last night I got to hang out with some of the Cubs guys, the heroes of Chicago from what they did last year winning the World Series.”
“The only way you end up on ESPN is if you really screw this one up,” the Dallas, Texas native added. “I kind of bailed a little high, but definitely was nervous walking out there.”
TUNE IN to CSN!
— CSN Chicago (@CSNChicago) September 13, 2017
Spieth leads the FedEx Cup standings and is in the Chicago area for the BMW Championship.
The Cubs (79-66, first in National League Central) routed the Mets 17-5 on Wednesday, the second game of a three-game series. The two teams will face off again at Wrigley Field at 8:05 pm EST on Thursday, with righty Jen-Ho Tseng starting for Chicago in his MLB debut. Tseng will face off against Mets right-hander Seth Lugo.
SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND – JULY 23: Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates victory after the winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 23, 2017 in Southport, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)