Stephen Curry misses cut at Web.com Tour event

NBA champ Curry to test golf skills

Stephen Curry listed as a 3000-1 long shot to win his first professional golf event

National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry fell short in his bid to enjoy success on the golf course after missing the cut at the Ellie Mae Classic.

Golden State Warriors guard Curry shot a 4-over-par 74 in the first round of the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC San Francisco Bay at Stonebrae, a Web.com Tour event.

His tee shot on the first hole of the tournament landed in a golf buggy to give him an inauspicious start, but despite that and a couple of other wobbles he managed to hold his own.

"If you'd told me I was going to shoot 74 going into the round, I'd take that all day, every day", said the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player.

Curry is now 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.

Curry, who sits 142nd out of a field of 154, said it was an "amazing" experience. "I'm pretty happy with it". He took advantage of the par 5s with two of his three birdies being circled on the par 5s while the other came at the par-3 sixth from just inside 10 feet.

Some of the more prominent tour players also complimented Curry after the first round. "It could have been all that 80s-90s talk I heard coming into the tournament. Obviously as a competitor you can always play better, so hopefully I can do that tomorrow".

He said that when his name was announced to begin his day "I could barely feel my hands, I had to try to take a deep breath".

Through the first nine holes, it looked like Curry's second day might be a bit of a wet dud after his impressive first day.

"I think he certainly beat most everybody's expectations but I don't think that really surprised him", fellow Under Armour athlete Spieth said.

Here's how Steph Curry played in his second round on Friday.

. Not surprisingly, van der Walt subsequently tweeted that he was "only joking" about that, but he did praise Curry for his play.

Latest News