Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

McIlroy pleased with first pitch

Rory McIlroy threw the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game in the US

Rory McIlroy said he was "pretty pleased" with his ceremonial first pitch before the San Francisco Giants' Major League Baseball contest against the Houston Astros.

The 23-year-old Northern Irishman was invited to throw ahead of Tuesday night's game at AT&T Park.

"I didn't get any boos, so I've got to be fairly happy with that," said McIlroy, who launches his US Open title defence on Thursday.

"It's a great honour and not something that comes your way every day. I was pretty nervous beforehand, but somehow I managed to get the throw away okay."