Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will play in next week’s Web.com Tour event in the San Francisco Bay Area, the golf entity announced Monday.
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Curry will participate in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward for the second straight year. He shot 8-over-par 148 while missing the cut last year in his Web.com tour debut.
The 30-year-old Curry will maintain his amateur status and play on a sponsor’s exemption.
“We are thrilled to announce that Stephen Curry will once again compete in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae,” tournament director Trish Gregovich said in a statement. “His debut in 2017 was a tremendous success for our event and brought countless new golf fans to the Web.com Tour.
“Stephen is a role model for kids around the world and a pillar of the Bay Area community, and we are honored to have him play alongside the game’s rising stars in 2018.”
Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, long has had a love for the sport of golf and is looking forward to a second experience in a tour environment.
“The players on the Web.com Tour welcomed me with open arms in 2017, and it was an amazing experience to play with up-and-coming PGA Tour stars inside the ropes at TPC Stonebrae,” Curry said in a statement. “I have been fortunate to be a member of an incredible team in the Golden State Warriors, and I was elated to feel that same level of camaraderie on-site last year.
“Golf is a game that has provided wonderful experiences in my life, and I am excited to return to the Ellie Mae Classic in August.”
—Field Level Media
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