Tom Watson Throws Out First Pitch at ALCS Game 2

Tom Watson Throws Out First Pitch at ALCS Game 2

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Golfer Tom Watson waves before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

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.

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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.