Justin Verlander helped the Detroit Tigers eliminate the Oakland Athletics in the ALDS, and then lost Game 1 of the World Series to the San Francisco Giants.
Verlander is back in California this week, for golf, so he won't be surprised if he there are a few jeers in the gallery of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
"I'm sure I’ll hear from them, probably starting with 'Nice choke job,'" Verlander told Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle. "But they can’t really say anything when they put up the 'quiet' sign."
It will be Verlander's first appearance in the tournament, which pairs PGA Tour professionals with celebrities for rounds at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula. Verlander's playing partner hasn't been announced.
Giants pitcher Matt Cain also is among the celebrities slated to play, as well as some of the usual cast of characters: Bill Murray, Tony Romo and Ray Romano.
Verlander told Kroichick he's a 3 or 4 handicap, but admitted performing in front of a gallery will be a new experience.
Tigers' Justin Verlander sure he'll hear hecklers at Pro-Am
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