Steph Curry Makes Pro Golf Debut at Tour Ellie Mae Classic

Stephen Curry plays a shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the Tour Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae on August 3, 2017.

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 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