Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry is more than used to shooting hoops on a daily basis, and the story was no different when he hooked his opening tee shot off the first in his Web.com debut at the Ellie Mae Classic today.
Curry, a 2-handicap, went on to shoot a very respectable 4-over 74 in the first round, but things got off to the worst possible start when he slam dunked his opening tee shot at the par-4 10th into a golf cart cup holder.
First tee shot for @StephenCurry30 -- hooked left and landed in golf cart on path pic.twitter.com/7mgsi1Lch9— Ron Kroichick (@ronkroichick) August 3, 2017
To the point guard's credit, he recovered and flew the back of the green with his third shot before very nearly chipping in for par.
Great chip shot by @StephenCurry30 leads to tap-in bogey. Nice save, could have been much worse after hooked drive. @WebDotComTour pic.twitter.com/01B24AKfYd— Ron Kroichick (@ronkroichick) August 3, 2017
From there, Curry threw in four more bogeys and a double bogey, but he countered them with three birdies at the 15th, third and sixth.
The crowds, as you can see, were unlike any Web.com Tour event in recent memory with a gallery that would not have looked out of place at a US Open.
This is the crowd following @StephenCurry30, on Thursday morning at https://t.co/gZ56s2K2Mk event. No way this is bad for golf pic.twitter.com/GtHDNdCgeh— Ron Kroichick (@ronkroichick) August 3, 2017
While well down the board and outside the top 100, Curry certainly didn't disgrace himself as he beat a number of professional golfers, most notably Australia's Mathew Goggin and America's Casey Wittenberg (6-over).