Justin Thomas is from Kentucky, and went to college at Alabama, but the world’s No. 3 ranked player considers himself a member of Red Sox Nation.
As the defending champion of last week’s Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston, Thomas was invited to throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park in a game between the Red Sox and Florida Marlins.
He wasn’t quite as dialed in with the first toss as he with say a 3 wood from 299 yards, as the 25-year old golf star threw it a little high and outside.
Despite teeing off each week in front of millions on TV, Thomas admitted he was a bit nervous.
“I’m pretty disappointed with an effort for my first pitch,” said Thomas afterwards.
“But I was nervous, man, out of my comfort zone. I’m more than happy to hit a golf ball and do whatever I need to do with it in front of millions of people. Throwing a first pitch with no warmups, isn’t exactly on the top of my favorite things to do in confidence. But it was fun. There’s one thing I wasn’t going to do is throw it in the dirt. So I made sure not to do that.”
Thomas was joined at Fenway by one of his PGA Tour buddies, Jordan Spieth, along with his family (see photo album).