In honor of the 2017 MLB All-Star game in Miami, here are 10 past and present players who love to tee it up on their off days.
We get this list started with quite possibly the best golfer to ever grace a pitching mound. Former Atlanta Brave John Smoltz has a reported sub-2 handicap playing out of Hawks Ridge Golf Course in Georgia. Since retiring he’s also built quite a backyard to hone in his skills which feature nine different tees and three greens. Several years ago Tiger Woods was once asked about Smoltz’s game and had quite the response:
“Smoltzy? Well, I had not ever played with an amateur that had ever shot the scores he shot,” Woods said to the Orlando Sentinel. “He is a hell of an athlete. He can play basketball. Obviously he was an incredible pitcher. But I think just the way he is able to take that same tenacity into golf is amazing. I’ve gone out there with him when he’s shot 69-67 in the same day … so it’s pretty phenomenal.”
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