ESPN MLB analyst Mark Mulder proves to be an ace on the golf course, too

Mark Mulder with his wife Lindsey and kids Xander, Tatym and Dax. (Photo courtesy Mark Mulder)
Mark Mulder with his wife Lindsey and kids Xander, Tatym and Dax.
(Photo courtesy Mark Mulder)

Mark Mulder, an ESPN MLB analyst and former All-Star pitcher, won the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Sunday in Stateline, Nev. Mulder edged former MLB pitcher Eric Gagne for the title.

Mulder’s score included seven birdies and two bogeys for a 67 and a 30-point round in the modified Stableford event. He earned $125,000.

After nine major league seasons with the Athletics and Cardinals, Mulder now adds this golf championship to his resume.

Mulder gives Front Row some insights about his ESPN co-workers’ golf games as well as his interest in golf.

Which fellow ESPNers do you play with during your downtime?
[ESPN MLB analyst] Aaron Boone and I live right by each other and we’ll play at times. We’re actually planning to golf on Friday morning. We play with [ESPN MLB analyst] John Kruk and [Baseball Tonight host] Karl Ravech some days, too. None of us take it that serious to trash-talk. With “Krukkie,” we’re sometimes messing with each other. “Ravy” plays golf really fast, so that’s always entertaining.

What golf tournaments do you like to watch?
I definitely watch a lot of golf, especially during the Masters, but I’m also friends with a handful of tour guys so that also keeps me interested in watching. It’s always nice to see your buddies playing.

Would you ever be interested in covering golf for ESPN?
To be honest, I don’t think I know enough golf to cover the sport. I know what I can and cannot do when playing but that’s about it. Plus, with three kids it would be a bit difficult to get into it that serious.

Mark Mulder covers ESPN-televised MLB games and is a regular on ESPN Baseball Tonight at 10 p.m. ET and the midnight hour.

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