WATCH: Bryson DeChambeau threw out first pitch at White Sox game (and didn’t embarrass himself)

Bryson DeChambeau practices first pitch at White Sox game

Bryson DeChambeau warms up prior to his first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game Tuesday night.

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Bryson DeChambeau was briefly on top of the golf world and easily one of the most popular players in the game following his 2020 U.S. Open victory. But we haven’t seen a whole lot of Bryson recently.

That’s mostly due to two things: injuries that sidelined him for long stretches and his move to LIV Golf earlier this year.

But last night fans got to see him live in action on the short grass, only it was on an MLB baseball field, not a golf course.

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With the LIV Golf Invitational event in Chicago set for later this week, the Chicago White Sox invited DeChambeau to throw out the first pitch at their game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

First pitches are risky endeavors for pro athletes in other sports. Expectations are sky-high even though being, in this case, a pro golfer has no bearing on how good you are at throwing a baseball, especially off of a mound in front of a stadium full of fans.

“I’m a little nervous, I’m not gonna lie, but I think I’ll do fine,” DeChambeau said during an interview prior to his pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field. “[White Sox mascot Southpaw] helped me warm up and I’m feeling solid now. I want to make sure I don’t throw anything out, I want to be playing golf this week.”

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When it was time for his moment, DeChambeau, decked out in black pants, and a black White Sox jersey and hat, jogged out to the mound while waving to the crowd, then tossed a high floater toward White Sox first baseman Gavin Sheets, who had to stand up to successfully corral the high pitch. It was strikingly reminiscent of the first pitch he threw at a Yankees game back in 2018.

Bryson’s pitching form looked a little awkward, and he by no means threw a strike, but his performance was respectable enough to avoid embarrassment or viral videos online, and even earned some cheers from the fans in the stands.

You can check out DeChambeau’s pitch for yourself below.

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