Stephen Curry again shoots 4-over to end pro golf debut

Curry's temporary switch in sports certainly attracted plenty of attention, with the Golden State Warriors star's participation in a professional golf event dividing opinion.

Curry's outspoken wife, Ayesha, took to twitter late Thursday to defend the two-time NBA MVP.

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". "It could have been all that 80s-90s talk I heard coming into the tournament". Curry will return to his day job of "NBA superstar" and clear the way for these fine pros to do what they do best this weekend.

Curry had a rough start Friday, posting bogeys on four of the first eight holes, but settled down to par the next five before getting up and down out of a bunker for birdie on No. 14.

"Unbelievable gallery out here", Curry said, "hopefully that continues through the week".

Many have tried and failed, and Curry faces a steep battle on Friday to make the cut, which is expected to fall at around two under.

"If you told me I'd shoot a 74 going into my first round, I'd take that all day, everyday", Curry said, per the Tour.

Unfortunately for van der Walt, he'll be eating his words, and apparently his own golf bag, after Curry's 74.

"A lot of people had their foot in their mouth a little bit, so that was cool just to send a little fire in that regard", he added. But after the third or fourth hole, it was just golf and I just tried to hit some good shots. Curry more than held up his end of the bargain, and proved once again what the difference between a scratch golfer and a touring pro can be.

"It's just insane to have some buzz around the golfing world because I watch all those guys every single week, and in your head, you're like, 'I wonder what it'd be like to be them for a day?' " he said.

  • Angelo Rivera