What’s in the Bag: Steph Curry at the Ellie Mae Classic

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The man can sink a three from virtually anywhere on the basketball court. But could he sink putts playing alongside tour pros?

That was the question this past week on the Web.com Tour.

Two-time NBA champion and MVP Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors received a sponsor exemption to tee it up in the Ellie Mae Classic in Hayward, California. Curry has game, but many wondered aloud if he could break 80 in a tournament setting.

“As soon as he said my name on the first tee,” Curry told the media, “that’s when I could barely feel my hands. I had to try to take a deep breath.”

The Warriors sharpshooter met the challenge, posting a 4-over 74 on Thursday in front of a much larger gallery than the year before. Curry backed it up with another 74 on Friday.

Sure, he missed the cut, but the baller impressed the golf world—and even himself. “To shoot 74-74 … I’ll take that,” Curry said.

Steph Curry’s Clubs

Driver: Callaway XR 16, 9 degrees

3 Wood: Callaway GBB Epic, 13.5 degrees

Hybrid: Callaway Epic, 18 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Callaway Apex Pro 16

Wedges: Callaway MD3 Milled (50, 54 and 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 5W

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

(Note: According to golfwrx.com, Callaway supplied information about the clubs used by Steph Curry at the Ellie Mae Classic.)

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Neil Sagebiel

Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.
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