TaylorMade-adidas Golf is on such a roll these days that its success is running off on athletes from other sports. For example, prior to making franchise history with his perfect game last night against the Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, along with TMaG staff player Dustin Johnson launched golf balls into McCovey Cove at AT&T Park as part of an exhibition hosted by TMaG. Cain later tossed the 22nd perfect game in Major League Baseball history and the first in San Francisco Giants history.
Today, TaylorMade Golf announced it is offering one of its iconic R11S drivers (same model used by Cain and Johnson) to any major league starting pitcher who wants to mimic Cain’s pre-game routine. The interested player would have to launch a golf ball out of their respective home ballpark the day of their next scheduled start.
Johnson, who today began round one of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, also threw out the first pitch prior to the Giants game against the Astros.