Stephen Curry's impressive pro golf debut

Alex Myers discusses why the two-time NBA MVP turned so many heads with just two rounds of golf.

Released on 8/9/2017

Transcript

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So Stephen Curry made his big pro golf debut
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at the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic
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and boy, was he impressive.
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The two-time NBA MVP fired back
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to back rounds of 74 to earn respect
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from PGA tour stars like Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas
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and proved wrong all the doubters
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who thought he'd embarrass himself.
00:19
Curry missed the cut by a lot,
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but he played a lot better than almost everyone expected,
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topping a handful of tour pros
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and beating his Vegas over-under by two
00:28
and a half shots each day.
00:30
If you cashed in on that bet, congrats.
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But you also might have a gambling problem.
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And for the haters saying, What's the big deal?
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I can shoot a 74, please stop.
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There were no mulligans, there were no gimmies,
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and there was no picking up and taking
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a double bogey max for handicap purposes.
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These were legit 74 shot under tournament pressure
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in front of large crowds.
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And Curry did it with the same swagger
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he brings to the court, even copying Jordan Spieth
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by telling his caddie to go get that
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after making a long birdie putt.
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He left the mouthguard at home though.
01:05
Again, Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player.
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Golf is not his job, and yet he was holding
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his own with guys that play the game for a living.
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Imagine being this good at your hobby.
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I mean, I am, but my hobby is eating chips and salsa,
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so it's not quite as impressive.
01:22
Many had criticized Curry getting a sponsor's invite
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into the tournament, but after finishing
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his second round, Steph had Twitter buzzing late
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on a Friday night about a Web.com Tour event.
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Good luck arguing how this was bad for golf.
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(offbeat music)
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