Stephen Curry was not fairly as exact on the golf system as he is on the hardwood, but the NBA star did not embarrass himself when he teed it up on the secondary Web.com Tour on Thursday.
REUTERS: Stephen Curry was not fairly as exact on the golf system as he is on the hardwood, but the NBA star did not embarrass himself when he teed it up on the secondary Web.com Tour on Thursday.
Golden Condition Warrior Curry carded a four-around 74, not fairly a Spieth-like effectiveness, but adequate to end the initially spherical in advance of many experts at the Ellie Mae Typical at TPC Stonbrae in Hayward, California.
He designed a jittery commence, his opening tee shot landing in a cup holder on a golf cart adjacent to the fairway.
The Warriors guard, followed by a huge gallery of adoring admirers, notched three bogeys in his initially 5 holes but then held his score collectively very very well immediately after that.
“Not an suitable way to commence, contacting a principles official immediately after your initially tee shot, but settled down immediately after that,” Curry informed reporters.
“To hit my initially shot in tournament play was a truly anxious minute but it was every thing I hoped for.
“If you’d informed me I was likely to shoot 74 likely into the initially spherical I’d acquire that all day, every single day, so very satisfied with it.
“As soon as he mentioned my identify on the initially tee, I could barely come to feel my arms. I had to acquire a deep breath and continue to there wasn’t anything at all I could do to put together for that minute but immediately after the third gap it was just golf like standard.”
Curry endured 1 double-bogey but averted key disasters in a spherical of three birdies.
Twice NBA Most Precious Participant, Curry is in search of to develop into the initially athlete from one more sport to make a slash on the Web.com tour.
Numerous have experimented with and unsuccessful, and Curry faces a steep battle on Friday to make the slash, which is envisioned to drop at around two-below.
“I want to play greater tomorrow and now I’ve got the jitters out hopefully that will materialize,” he mentioned.
(Reporting by Andrew The two in Cary, North Carolina Modifying by Ian Ransom)