Hall of Fame pitcher and current MLB analyst John Smoltz qualified for the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday during a qualifying event in Georgia.
Smoltz, 51, renewed his closer mentality to win a three-man playoff at the 18-hole event to claim the third and final qualifying spot.
What an incredible day of golf at Planterra Ridge GC! Jack Larkin and Sonny Skinner tied for medalist honors and John Smoltz secured the third qualifying spot in a playoff! Good luck in the #USSeniorOpen!
Final Leaderboard ➡️ https://t.co/P9kByrihIy pic.twitter.com/rs8sEnEUvs
— Georgia State Golf Association (@GSGA) June 1, 2018
An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz finished his 21-year career with a record of 213-155 with 154 saves and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 — his first year on the ballot.
His love for golf has been well-documented in recent years as he revealed last year he and fellow Hall of Fame pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux once played 73 of the top-100 courses in the nation during a single season while they were members of the Braves.
The U.S. Senior Open Championship take place June 28-July 1 at The Broadmoor-East Course in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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