June 29 2011
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- It’s safe to say Sean O’Hair chose the right sport. On Tuesday night, O’Hair, who is from nearby West Chester, Pa., was invited to throw out the first pitch at the Phillies-Red Sox game at Citizens Bank Park.
How’d it go?
“It was awful,” O’Hair joked. “I think I hit the camera guy right in the head. I think the worst thing about it, I didn't even ask how he was doing I was so nervous.
“But it was fun to be there. I had two of my kids there, and the whole experience was great. I wish I would have thrown a little bit better pitch, but it's not what I do for a living.”
What O’Hair does do for a living is play golf. It’s also something he’s struggled with this season.
In 15 starts, O’Hair has just three top 25s and in his last three starts he missed two cuts and tied for 63rd in another. He also parted ways with his swing coach, Sean Foley, earlier this year.
“This year I've definitely had a difficulty being comfortable on the golf course,” O’Hair admitted. “I think my game has turned around. I saw a lot of good things last week, and I think the fact that I'm comfortable this week with being home and in front of everybody is definitely going to help me out quite a bit.”