With the 2017 World Series in the books and a few months of offseason up next, we count down 10 of the most golf-crazed Major Leaguers to ever lace up their spikes.
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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