Curry to play Tour’s El­lie Mae Clas­sic

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports.

HAYWARD, CALIF. | Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is set to test his golf game against the pros.

The Tour said Wed­nes­day that Curry, com­ing off his sec­ond NBA cham­pi­onship with the Golden State War­riors, will play in the El­lie Mae Clas­sic at TPC Stone­brae on Aug. 3-6.

It’ll be the first PGA Tour-sanc­tioned event for Curry, who has com­peted in var­i­ous celebrity events and pro-ams. The top 25 on Tour’s reg­u­lar-sea­son money list will earn PGA Tour cards.

Curry will main­tain his am­a­teur sta­tus, com­pet­ing on an un­re­stricted spon­sor ex­emp­tion in the event that ben­e­fits the War­riors Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion.

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