It was like he had heard a similar introduction his whole life: “Now, on the mound, from Kansas City, Mo., Tom Watson.”
The eight-time major champion was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 2 of the American League Champion Series between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Kansas City native is a big Royals fan, having in the past visited them at Spring Training and taken in a few World Series games.
Will the Royals be channeling their inner Watson? If so, they’ll be hoping for a 1980 Open Championship moment, and not a 2014 Ryder Cup thumping.