Stephen Curry finally made his pro golf debut Thursday at the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic, and his opening drive was certainly a memorable one.
How memorable? Let’s just say it landed squarely in the bottom of a cup.
Problem was, it wasn’t the cup on a green.
I was the cup holder on a golf cart.
Yup, after hearing his name announced, the two-time NBA MVP took a deep breath, and then launched his tee shot so far left of the fairway it went to the cart path and into said cart.
Still, give Curry credit as he saved bogey and went on to shoot a four-over 74 on his first day.
"It was an amazing experience, I've been looking forward to this since I found out, and to finally hit my first shot in tournament play was a really, really nervous moment, but it was everything I hoped for," Curry said. "If you told me I was going to shoot 74 going into the first round I'd take that all day, every day. I'm pretty happy with it."
So, what does today hold for Curry?
Hopefully a miracle as only the top 65 from the 156-player field will make the cut.
And Curry was not even in the top 100, and about five shots below the cut line as the first round ended.