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ICYMI: Red Sox Fan Justin Thomas Throws Out First Pitch at Fenway

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.

Justin Thomas poses with a statue of David Ortiz
Justin Thomas poses with a statue of David Ortiz during a tour of Fenway Park before a game between the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins on Aug. 29, 2018 in Boston, Mass. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

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).

PHOTOS: JUSTIN THOMAS AT FENWAY PARK

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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