Johnson throws first pitch before Cain’s perfect game

Coastal Carolina graduate and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson rounded out a “perfect” week in more ways than one on Wednesday.

After winning the FedEx St. Jude’s Classic on Sunday, Johnson was invited to throw out the first pitch in Wednesday’s game at San Francisco’s AT&T Park between the Giants and Houston Astros.

Immediately following his ceremonial strike, which bounced before it crossed the plate, San Francisco pitcher Matt Cain came out to pitch a perfect game.

“What a game by Matt Cain!!!” Johnson tweeted after Cain blanked the Astros. “I think it was all started by my great first pitch!!!”

Johnson was on the West Coast to begin play in today’s U.S. Open. He and other PGA Tour stars were invited to the ballpark to hit tee shots from home plate into McCovey Cove as part of an event sponsored by Taylor Made.

Cain was one of the players who joined the golfers in the event sponsored by TaylorMade, one of Johnson’s major sponsors.

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2 responses to “Johnson throws first pitch before Cain’s perfect game”

  1. Fran Tuite says:

    NBC coverage of the US Open in San Fran showed video of Rory McIlroy throwing out the first pitch before the perfect baseball game. No mention of DJ.

  2. Editor says:

    The story says Johnson and other PGA Tour stars were there to hit tee shots into McCovey Cove so McIlroy must have been one of them. They probably let each of them throw out a ceremonial first pitch, but the photo that ran with the story is the actual shot of Johnson making the pitch.

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