Steph Curry Makes His Pro Golf Debut at Ellie Mae Classic
We know that Steph Curry can drain 3s and that he’s got a pretty good golf game but the latter was certainly put to the test when the Web.com put him in their Ellie Mae Classic to play in real tournament conditions.
Chef Curry opened with a 74 at TPC Stonebrae and led that up with a second day 74 to miss the cut by 11 stokes. Silencing the critics who didn’t think he’d break 80, Curry’s +4 for the tournament was enough to beat several other pros and to earn respect from PGA players alike.
“That was awesome what he did yesterday,” British Open champion Jordan Spieth said Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational. “I think he certainly beat most everybody’s expectations, but I don’t think that really surprised him. It was pretty cool — really cool — to see.
“You see him fist-pumping out there, and just him talking about how nervous he was when he heard his name called, it just makes us feel a little better when sometimes some of the stuff he does looks like a robot.”
What some would call a media stunt was incredibly impactful for our game. The tournament handed out several more media passes than usual and social media was blowing up with updates from the tournament. Another win for the game!