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Steph Curry hit a number of impressive shots in pro golf debut

Steph Curry hit a number of impressive shots in pro golf debut

After two-time National Basketball Association champion Stephen Curry received a sponsor's exemption to participate in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic, some golf die-hards felt it was wrong to guarantee a spot in the field to a part-time golfer.

The Golden State Warrior, 29, was given a sponsor's invite to compete in the Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour.

Starting on the back nine, his opening tee shot on the par 4 10th hole ended up in the cup holder of a golf cart and he would make bogey.

Curry, who has twice won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, said: 'To keep it together after a shaky start was a proud moment.

Frank Lickliter, a two-time PGA Tour victor, is among the players below Curry on the leaderboard, which is headed by Nicholas Thompson on seven under par.

Former PGA champion Jason Day added: "To be honest, 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".

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But starting with the ninth hole, he went on a run of five straight pars heading into the par-4 14th.

Some professional golfers had criticized Curry's inclusion at the expense of budding young players, with others taking to social media insisting there was "no chance" the basketball star could break 80.

Steph Curry shoots 74-74 in Web Tour debut. Not surprisingly, van der Walt subsequently tweeted that he was "only joking" about that, but he did praise Curry for his play.

Curry showed some tee-to-green nerves out on the course today but looked solid around the greens. But even Jordan Spieth hits plenty of wayward shots.

He said that when his name was announced to begin his day "I could barely feel my hands, I had to try to take a deep breath".

The tournament is a four-day event, with the finalists to be determined after their combined numbers from the first three rounds, with a cut off score needed to be beaten in order to move on.


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