Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors player hits 74 on pro golf debut

Stephen Curry listed as a 3000-1 long shot to win his first professional golf event

Playing on a sponsor's exemption, Curry carded his second straight 4-over 74 Friday at the Ellie Mae Classic in Hayward, Calif., just down the road from his basketball home in Oakland.

Curry finished at 8-over for the tournament, ahead of four players, with the 66 players who shot 3-under or better advancing to weekend play.

"As soon as he said my name on the first tee I could barely feel my hands, I had to try to take a deep breath". Proud to have a consistent effort for 36 holes'. There was lots of talk that he was stealing a spot from a deserving pro, and that he would be lucky to break "85".

Into the arena.@StephenCurry30's opening round @EllieMaeClassic is underway. Handed a cell phone with the actual tweet, he shook his head and said, "That's insane ... that's insane".

Curry also bettered American Frank Lickliter, 48, victor of two PGA Tour events. Numerous players - Padraig Harrington, Webb Simpson and others - voiced their congratulations and encouragement over Twitter.

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Ryder added: "He impressed me today for sure. I kind of settled in after that". Both will be on the PGA Tour next season.

As for the doubters and cynics ... "Then it got into the social media stuff, but a lot of people had their foot in their mouth, so that was cool, to set a little fire in that regard".

Slightly more prudent bettors might consider picking Curry to make the cut, which is available at a much more attainable +1500, meaning a $10 bet would bring back $150. Among his highlights was his first birdie of the day, on the drivable par-4 14th hole. He hit a long drive into a right-side bunker on that hole, turned to his caddie Jonnie West, and asked for advice. I took a screenshot of that. He was then able to settle his nerves and make a birdie on the par-five 15th on his way to a front nine score of 37.

The Golden State guard, a two-time National Basketball Association champion and most valuable player, hit five bogeys as well as double bogey on the par-four fifth hole on Thursday.

Stephen Curry may be known for his buzzer beaters on the court, but what he may not be known for is his impressive golf game. The South African told ESPN's Michael Collins that if Curry broke 80 a second time, he would eat his golf bag. "Obviously as a competitor you can always play better, so hopefully I can do that tomorrow". "Who knows? But I think I'll stay in my lane and just enjoy suiting up for the Warriors next year".

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