Following SF Giant Matt Cain’s Perfect Game, Company to Provide R11S Driver to MLB Starting Pitchers who Adopt Cain’s 'Perfect' Pre-Game Routine
(CARLSBAD, CALIF.) - Prior to making franchise history on the eve of the 112th U.S. Open, San Francisco Giants (@sfgiants) pitcher Matt Cain and PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) launched golf balls into McCovey Cove as part of an exhibition hosted by TaylorMade Golf Company (@taylormadegolf). This unique pre-game “routine” worked well for Cain as he tossed the 22nd perfect game in Major League Baseball history.
TaylorMade Golf announced it is offering one of its iconic R11S drivers (same model used by Cain and DJ) to any major league starting pitcher who wants to mimic Cain’s unique 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.
“A huge congratulations to Matt and the Giants for their memorable and historical night, said Bob Maggiore, chief marketing officer for TaylorMade. This might have been the 22nd perfect game, but clearly the first preceded by hitting a golf ball out of the ballpark.”
Johnson, who is playing the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, also threw out the first pitch prior to the Giants game against the Astros.
“What a game by Matt Cain!!!” said Johnson on Twitter after the game.