NOT that we ought to be stunned, however Stephen Curry is admittedly, actually good at golf.
The NBA celebrity made his debut look on golf’s Web.com Tour on Friday (AEST) and greater than held his personal among the many execs.
The Golden State Warriors sharpshooter — rated a 3000-1 profitable probability by bookmakers — accepted a sponsor’s invite to the occasion to play as an novice.
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Golf: NBA celebrity Stephen Curry has accomplished his first spherical as knowledgeable golfer.
Curry’s professional golf debut
He made a nervy begin when his hooked opening drive landed in a golf cart cup holder, however confirmed loads of expertise and composure as he bagged three birdies in a four-over-par opening spherical of 74.
“It was an amazing experience,” Curry stated.
“I’ve been wanting ahead to this since I came upon and to lastly hit my first shot in event play was a very nervous second, however it was all the things that I hoped for.
“If you advised me i used to be going to shoot 74 going into the primary spherical, I’d take that each one day, on a regular basis.
“Happy with it, however clearly, as a competitor you all the time really feel like you possibly can play higher so hopefully I can do this tomorrow.”
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The spherical, additionally that includes 5 bogeys and one double, had Curry sitting 144th within the 156-man area late on the primary day’s play. However his rating gave him some probability of surviving the weekend minimize in what can be a exceptional achievement.
“I don’t know how to assess this situation, really,” Curry stated.
“I’ll in all probability examine the scores this afternoon and see how everybody’s going. As it goes (tomorrow) hopefully I’ll know what I have to shoot to offer myself an opportunity (of creating the minimize)
“But I in all probability shouldn’t have stated that as a result of I don’t need the additional strain”.
Steph Curry: 74 (+four). Hit eight/18 GIR, four/10 scrambling, 27 putts. Finished 1 shot forward of Sam Ryder, participant in his group, who gained 2 weeks in the past.
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) August 3, 2017
Steph Curry posts 74, does not embarrass himself and generates vital curiosity in a Web occasion. But please, maintain these lame takes coming.
— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) August 3, 2017
Steph Curry shoots 74 with three birdies, 5 bogeys and a double. Pretty darn spectacular for a basketball participant amongst professional golfers.
— Scott Michaux (@ScottMichaux) August 3, 2017
Curry made spectacular approaches for birdies on two of the par-fives and a two on the par-three sixth gap.
Three of Curry’s bogeys got here between the 10th and 14th holes, with a one-under on the 15th by sinking a 1.5m downhill putt prompting a pump of the fist and elevating of his arms.
Curry admitted to feeling nerves when his opening tee shot bounced off a hill and into the cup holder of a golf cart.
“That’s probably a first on the tour,” he stated.
“Not a super option to begin with calling a guidelines official over after your first tee shot.
“I type of settled in after that.”
Golf has lengthy been a ardour for the Warriors guard, who performs off a powerful two handicap. He has beforehand spoken of an ambition to turn into knowledgeable golfer after his profession in basketball is over.
He got here fourth in final month’s American Century Championship pro-am.
— with AAP
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