Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 2/19/13
Mlb-braves-astros-mar
Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is really good at pitching, and according to this story from the USA Today, he isn't too bad at golf either.Kimbrel, 24, spent much of Monday hitting the links at ChampionsGate Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. On the second hole, Kimbrel allegedly lost sight of his ball after driving it off the tee. He just figured it disappeared into a greenside bunker. However, after searching far and wide around the green, it turns out his ball landed 180-yards away at the bottom of the cup for a hole-in-one."I couldn't believe it," Kimbrel said. "I think it went in on the fly. It was my first one."The 2011 National League Rookie of the Year celebrated his fantastic shot by buying a round of drinks for everyone at the clubhouse after his round was over. What a classy gesture."It was a charity event," Kimbrel laughed. "There was an open bar. I paid for it all."The Alabama native will be entering his third full big league season in 2013. He posted a tidy 1.01 ERA while recording 42 saves in 63 appearances last season. He owns a 1.46 ERA in 163 games overall.Kimbrel is slated to pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. But if he continues to ace holes on the golf course, the PGA may want to have him moonlight on the pro tour, as well.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Chiefs GM John Dorsey was ‘blindsided’ by firing

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge may want trade away from Spurs

Horry believes Lakers will distance themselves from LaVar Ball

Report: Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, No. 7 pick

Top 10 takeaways from the 2017 NBA Draft

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

John Calipari thinks the one-and-done system is working just fine

Luke Walton responds to LaVar Ball saying Lonzo will lead Lakers to playoffs

Report: Spurs, Cavs trade talks now include LaMarcus Aldridge

LaVar Ball says ‘Zeus and Jesus’ told him Lonzo would go to Lakers

Cavs are reportedly talking about a trade for Danny Green with Spurs

Kings reportedly showing major interest in Andre Drummond

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

It’s quarterback contract silly season, starting with Derek Carr

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

2017 NBA Mock Draft

Box Score 6/22: Emotion-filled Knight for Pens fans, Preds fans... and Knicks fans

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

It’s quarterback contract silly season, starting with Derek Carr

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in MLB

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker