John Daly is one of the most controversial figures in the world of golf and has always had a penchant for the dramatic. On Wednesday, Daley had a chance to play with the diamond when he threw the first pitch in front of the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Washington Nationals.
The 56-year-old certainly wasn’t put off by the bright lights as he hit home plate.
It’s no surprise that Daly stepped into Bush Stadium in his classic combination of shorts, sunglasses and flip flops.
Daley’s throw was one of the best first throws we’ve seen from celebrities in years. Players such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, 50 Cent and Carly Rae Jepsen produced some of the most brutal first shots that never made it to the strike zone.
It’s been a very strong year for Daley, who narrowly missed out on the PGA Championship earlier in the year after hitting 2 over par in the first round. Daley won two major titles during his professional career: he won the PGA Championship in 1991 and the Open Championship in 1995.
Daley definitely gave credit to the first step, and to be honest, it’s one of the best in recent history.