NBA’s Curry heats up af­ter slow start in pro golf de­but

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

HAYWARD, CALIF. | Stephen Curry pumped his right fist, raised his arms in the air with club in hand and gave a firm shoul­der bump to cad­die Jon­nie West, his golf part­ner on road trips with the Golden State War­riors.

Af­ter three bo­geys in five holes of his pro­fes­sional golf de­but, a birdie was wor­thy of cel­e­bra­tion.

There was the an­i­mated, con­fi­dent Steph that NBA fans know so well, the two-time league MVP fi­nally feel­ing it and making the tough shots on the chal­leng­ing course at TPC Stone­brae while com­pet­ing in a tour­na­ment one step below the PGA Tour. With a bo­gey on the last hole, he had a re­spectable 4-over 74.

“It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, I’ve been look­ing for­ward to this since I found out and to fi­nally hit my first shot in tour­na­ment play was a re­ally, re­ally ner­vous mo­ment but it was every­thing I hoped for,” Curry said. “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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