Stephen Curry misses cut at Tour event

Herbert Rhodes
August 6, 2017

Curry's participation in the event has prompted some criticism from those claiming he was blocking the opportunity of other professional golfers. Even if he plays a spectacular round, it's tough to imagine him keeping pace with people who golf week in and week out to make a living.

Put aside, for the moment, the silliness of that statement - sponsor's exemptions are frequently used to bring in more fans, not necessarily find sleeper picks. That takes Curry back to +3 on the day and +7 for the tournament.

Curry opened with a 4-over 74 on the TPC Stonebrae and needed a career round to stay for the weekend. He did finish ahead of four players, including five-time Tour victor Matthew Goggin, and Colt McNealy, incoming Stanford freshman and younger brother of the No. 2-ranked amateur in the world, Maverick McNealy.

"All day yesterday I was checking who said what, and I don't usually do that, but it was cool to hear the chatter that was going on", said Curry.

"Everything was just an unbelievable experience", Curry said.

"It was an unbelievable experience, and to shoot two 74s, I'll take that", said Curry, who will nearly assuredly miss the cut at the event held in Hayward, Calif. "I'm pretty happy with it".

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"Once again, athletes like that, especially I think basketball players are probably the top athletes because obviously they can jump and run and do everything".

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.

"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.

Steph Curry's first drive landed right in the cup (holder).

He'll be back on the course Friday to see if he can make the cut. "It's not surprising, but it is surprising at the same time because he's playing a professional event".

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