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Mr. Met and Brittany Lincicome
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Brittany Lincicome threw the first strike of Chris Heston's no-hitter at Citi Field Tuesday night.
Brittany Lincicome is quite an athlete, as well as a sports fan – and a trick-shot artist – so it was no surprise that she was asked to throw out the first pitch at the game between the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets Tuesday night as part of KPMG Women's PGA Championship Week. And sure enough, Lincicome didn't disappoint, hitting the catcher's mitt in her big moment on the mound at Citi Field.
She also met Mr. Met and Victor Espinosa, the jockey who rode American Phraoah to the Triple Crown, and even visited the owner's suite. Little did she, or anyone, know, however, that her first pitch was soon to become a part of history – because following her to the mound was Giants rookie Chris Heston, who went on to throw the first no-hitter of the 2015 Major League Baseball season.
So now, we suspect, our girl Brittany won't be invited back to throw out any more first pitches at Mets games. If the Giants have any smarts, though, they'll sign her up to be their permanent first-pitch tosser. And no matter what, she'll go down in history for her role in this latest slice of Giants history.
Here's her pitch, courtesy of Golf Channel analyst and big-time Giants fan Kay Cockerill:
June 7, 2015 - 5:59pm
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Justin Rose
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Justin Rose bounced back from an untimely shank on the 18th hole to make a remarkable up and down par to force a playoff at the Memorial with David Lingmerth.

There's never a good time to hit a shank. But, when you're tied for the lead playing the final hole of a PGA Tour event, it's especially not a good time to hit a shank.

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That, however, is precisely what Justin Rose did on Sunday afternoon from a fairway bunker at Muirfield Village on the last hole of the Memorial Tournament.

You can check it out here:


The ball, as you could see, plunked a spectator in the head. Thankfully, the fan was OK.

Somehow, Rose overcame the shank and made an unbelievable up and down for par to force a playoff with David Lingmerth.

June 7, 2015 - 5:04pm
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Erik Compton
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When Erik Compton went out to dinner one night this week in Dublin, Ohio, he never could have guessed the surprise he was in store for.

This is the kind of story that will give you chills.

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Listen to what CBS lead golf announcer Jim Nantz had to say about an experience two-time heart transplant recipient and PGA Tour player Erik Compton experienced this week in Ohio:


Can you believe that?

June 7, 2015 - 3:02pm
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Jordan Spieth
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Not all eagles are created equal. Check out the imagination Jordan Spieth used at the par-5 15th today to make a 3 with this nifty chip in.

Jordan Spieth is on fire today at the Memorial.

His chip-in eagle on the par-5 15th hole is a shot you can safely add to the top-5 of his young career.

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Check out the line Spieth takes on this chip from just off the green:


Just an amazing imagination.

With the eagle Spieth moved to 6 under for the day and pulled to within two shots of the lead.