Stephen Curry shoots 74 again at Ellie Mae Classic, misses cut

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry right and Taylor Moore watch a tee shot on the14th green during a practice round at the

Basketball star Steph Curry called out a PGA Tour pro who said there was "no chance in hell" he'd break 76 on his Web.com Tour debut after shooting 74. Curry has shown his fans on social media that he enjoys playing a round or two during the off-season, but most people never thought he would play a professional round of golf. Coming into the tournament, Curry had +900 odds to make the cut and -2500 to miss it according to some sports books.

Curry opened with a 4-over 74 on the TPC Stonebrae and needed a career round to stay for the weekend.

"I obviously thank Ellie Mae and the Web.com for giving me this opportunity because it was a dream come true for sure. This is two days of golf I'll remember for a long time".

Curry raved about the experience speaking to reporters. "After how [Thursday] went, I'm extremely proud of backing that up with another solid round because it could have gone either way".

His opening shot landed in a golf cart, and he bogeyed three of the first five holes in Hayward, California.




"I think it's pretty special for a two-time MVP to be able to shoot 74 at a pro event and beat other pros", said major victor Jason Day.

"I'm happy with it".

The good news for Curry is that he was close to saving par after hitting a very good chip shot that nearly made it to the hole. Among his highlights was his first birdie of the day, on the drivable par-4 14th hole. While Curry is not fooling anyone into thinking he can win this week, he is now sitting above eight golfers on the live leaderboard and is generating huge viewing interest in this event.

"I want to play better tomorrow and now I've got the jitters out hopefully that will happen", he said.

"It could have been all those 80, 90 talks I heard going into the tournament".

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