David Wright knew he had big shoes to fill taking over Ozzie's role at PGA Champ

The former Mets third baseman talked about what it meant to take the role from National Baseball Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith

May 18, 2019 - 10:56 am

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (KMOX) - Former New York Mets third baseman David Wright knew he had some big shoes to fill when he was handed the Wanamaker trophy from St. Louis Cardinals legend, Ozzie Smith. This week at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in New York, Wright is the honorary ambassador, which is the same role Smith had for last year's tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.

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The trophy passing happened in Februray at the Mets spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, before a game against the Cardinals. At the 101st PGA Championship, KMOX asked Wright what it meant to to follow in the footsteps of a Hall of Famer like Smith. You can watch his answer in the video above. 

“It's an honor to carry on the PGA Championship's Honorary Ambassador legacy established last year in St. Louis by my friend, Ozzie Smith," said Wright. 

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