Steph Curry Makes Pro Golf Debut in Impression Fashion
Everyone who knows Stephen Curry knows how much the Golden State Warriors superstar loves golf.
From playing with the likes of Barack Obama, Curry decided to go one step further and enter his first professional golf event. With over a month till training camp, the NBA champ has time to kill so why not take his hobby to the pros?
That is exactly what Curry did as he entered the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.
“It was an amazing experience, I’ve been looking forward to this since I found out, and to finally hit my first shot in tournament play was a really, really nervous moment, but it was everything I hoped for,” Curry said who finished the day at 4-under-74. “If you told me I was going to shoot 74 going into the first round I’d take that all day, every day. I’m pretty happy with it.”
Curry did bogey his final hole on the day, but that did not take away from what was yet another interesting day in the offseason of the Warriors guard. In fact, Curry was still able to finish the day ahead over the likes of Casey Wittenberg, who is ranked No. 429, and two-time PGA winner Frank Lickliter.
Not bad for a pro-golf debut for a guy who does this as a pastime. Even a few top names in the golf game took time to notice potential competition.
Impressive stuff yesterday @StephenCurry30!! Let's see a low one today?
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) August 4, 2017
“I want to play better tomorrow. Now that I kind of got the jitters out hopefully that will happen and hit a couple more good shots and make a couple more putts,” Curry said.
Can Curry continue to impress as the tournament continues?