National Basketball Association star Curry to play in pro golf event

Curry accepted a sponsor’s exemption and will tee off in the PGA Tour’s “minor league” at TPC Stonebrae from August 3-6.Steph Curry has an itch, and the Golden State Warriors guard – and now two-time National Basketball Association champion – is going to get a chance to scratch it when he competes on the Tour in the Ellie Mae Classic.Curry, who plays to a 2.0 handicap, according to, will retain his current amateur status for the tournament.Sure there will be a tremendous amount of pressure on Curry, but he isn’t the first athlete to try and compete in the Ellie Mae Classic.Curry will not have to travel far for the tour event, with TPC Stonebrae under 30 minutes away from the Warriors’ Oracle Arena home.”I’m drawn to their brand values and passion for their craft and thrilled to be working with Infiniti to help tell stories of people who are driven to do more to realize their potential”, said Curry.Stephen Curry is taking this golf thing seriously.The point guard, who recently led the Golden State Warriors to the National Basketball Association title, will be competing on an unrestricted sponsor exemption. Regardless of how he plays, Curry will undoubtedly draw a huge gallery as long as he’s there.”To be able to play against the next and best golf professionals will be a huge honour and huge treat”.Of course, some have questioned whether Curry deserves a spot in the event – one where professional golfers are fighting for their PGA Tour card. “He’s probably the rare superstar where an 8-year-old kid can go, ‘He looks just like me”.