The two-time NBA MVP finished 4-over 74 during the first round of the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic near San Francisco. He completed three birdies and slotted ahead of two-time PGA Tour winner Frank Lickliter as well as the world's 429th-ranked player, Casey Wittenberg.
Several other professional golfers took notice of Curry's performance at TPC Stonebrae and offered their praise on social media.
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) August 3, 2017
— Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) August 3, 2017
.@StephenCurry30 making 3 birdies and shooting +4 is super impressive. Great golfer but things can be tougher inside the ropes. Well done
— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) August 3, 2017
Pumped for @StephenCurry30. It's one thing to play well with your buddies, but tournament play can be a different animal. +4 is no joke.
— Webb Simpson (@webbsimpson1) August 4, 2017
This Steph Curry thing is great for golf. I wish there was some place to watch it but I'm actually refreshing my phone checkin on him
— max homa (@maxhoma23) August 3, 2017
😂👏🏾 love it https://t.co/pEyAWzTIv7
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) August 3, 2017
And only practice he had was vs me... imagine if he really practiced...
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) August 3, 2017
— Baze (@24Bazemore) August 3, 2017
Curry, who was allowed to play on a sponsor exemption, called his day on the links "an amazing experience."
-- Nick Ostiller