NBA superstar Steph Curry is a known avid golfer and has often noted his interest in turning professional after his basketball days.
In August the 29-year-old will play in his first professional event, with initial reports from the San Francisco Chronicle being confirmed.
Curry has accepted a sponsor’s invite to play at the web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae alongside many of the game’s upcoming pros.
Curry’s handicap is currently 2.0 and was once, at its lowest, 0.6; he certainly wouldn’t be out of his depth for long if he followed his ambitions to turn professional, that he admitted on Golf Channel’s ‘Feherty’ last month.
It hasn’t taken long for the Golden State Warrior’s point guard to express his excitement.
“Golf has always been a passion of mine and it’s a dream come true to get the chance to play inside the ropes amongst the pros in a PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament,” Curry said.
Having played in numerous pro-ams as well as finishing tied fourth at the celebrity-event the American Century Championship, Curry has his fair share of experience on big golfing stages. However, he is well aware of the leap between amateur and professional golf.
“When I found out I was getting a sponsor exemption, I had a lot of emotions because I love to play golf; it’s a passion of mine.
“But to be able to play alongside the next and best of the golf professionals, it’s going be a huge honour, a huge treat. Looking forward to hopefully not embarrassing myself,” he joked.
The Ellie Mae Classic is a four-day event, with Curry in the official field, teeing off on August 3rd.