Former MLB pitcher Barry Enright wins in first golf pro start

Enright seals victory at TPC Scottsdale on the Outlaw Tour in his first ever competitive start as a pro...

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Fri, 22 May 2020

Former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Barry Enright clinched victory in his first ever competitive start as a professional golfer at the 54-hole TPC Champions Classic on the Outlaw Tour at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. 

Enright, 34, looked to have wrapped things up with three holes to play but he made two bogeys coming in to fall back to 8-under par, resulting in a three-man playoff with Sam Triplett and Dylan Wu. 

 

 

After seeing Wu eliminated at the first extra hole, Enright and Triplett were locked in battle and could not be separated until the sixth extra hole when Enright sealed the deal with a par. 

Enright played for MLB teams Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Angels, and he is now a pitching coach for the Hillsboro Hops, an affiliate team of the Diamondbacks.

"I started feeling it down the stretch," said Enright.

"I was hitting good shots and then I hit the fairway on 18 for the first time all week. The first two days I made pars from the dirt, but today I made bogey from the fairway!

"But it was a lot of fun to be able to represent the baseball community here, and have some fun golfing.

"I've played in a few pre-qualifiers, but this is my first pro event. I won an amateur event about six years ago, but I really wanted to get out here.

"I haven't played this course lately, but I live right around the corner so it was a decent course to play and it was a real pleasure to be out here on the Outlaw Tour."

 

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