Jordan Spieth already has achieved a big goal on this trip to Chicago. He threw out the first pitch before the Cubs played the Mets on Monday.

“I hit the three bucket-listers for me there. I’m done now,” Spieth said after adding Wrigley Field to first pitches at Fenway Park and Globe Life Park, home of his hometown Texas Rangers.

When some Cubs told him they get the jitters on the first tee, he confessed to being nervous about messing up the ceremonial first pitch.

“The only way you end up on ESPN is if you really screw up,” he told them. “I kind of bailed a little. Threw it a little high. But [I was] definitely nervous walking out there.”

Spieth will have his nerves under control when he tees it up at the BMW championship, which starts Thursday morning at Conway Farms in Lake Forest.

After finishing second in the first two legs of the FedEx Cup, Spieth is in first place in the PGA’s season championship with two legs to go. The event wraps up in Atlanta next week.

“Very excited,” Spieth said. “I’m in a great position, looking to obviously stay in the No. 1 spot. The FedEx Cup is a tremendous …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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