Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry continued to dabble with a professional golfing career Friday, shooting a 4-over 74 for the second straight round at the Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour.
Stephen Curry missed the cut Friday night against professional golfers one notch below the PGA Tour. 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.
Asked if he was going to make the weekend cut, Curry said, "I got the jitters out".
Curry is a 2-handicap and received a sponsor's invite for the tournament. With Curry in the field, it will likely be one of the most-watched events of the Web.com Tour season.
"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. He hit his drive well left on four holes and took a penalty stroke on the par-5 third hole when he hit his tee shot into a hazard of tall, dry weeds and was left with an unplayable lie.
Curry raved about the experience speaking to reporters.
"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", Jason Day said.
Curry stood 11 strokes back of the leader Nicholas Thompson but managed to make three birdies and several hard shots on the challenging Stonebrae course in Hayward, California.
Zach Johnson, a two-time major champion, said he has a friend who knows Curry and said he was a good player. On the backside, Curry again carded a 37 - making two more birdies to go along with two bogeys and a costly double bogey on the par 4-fifth hole. Obviously as a competitor, you feel like you can always play better.