He’s been called the greatest shooter in NBA history, finding the basket with unerring accuracy from all over the court.
But Stephen Curry traded three-pointers for par threes on Thursday, making his professional golf debut at the Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic in California.
And the two-time NBA champion and MVP didn’t disappoint.
After receiving a message of support from 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus, the Golden State Warriors star finished the first round with a respectable four-over par 74.
Curry is currently tied for 142nd place in a field of 154, 11 shots off the pace set by first-round leader Nicholas Thompson who shot a seven under par round of 63.
“It was an amazing experience,” Curry told reporters, having been granted a sponsor exemption to compete. “To finally hit my first shot in tournament play was a really, really nervous moment, but it was everything I hoped for.”
“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.”
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SOURCE: CNN, Henry Young