Stephen Curry finishes last at the Ellie Mae Classic
Despite being a respectable golfer in his own right, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry did not have the best outing in the recently-concluded Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament in Hayward, California. The 30-year-old finished dead last out of 154 finishers with a 17-over 157 final tally, per an ESPN report by the Associated Press.
The Web.com-sponsored tournament combined amateur and professional golfers, but Curry, who was also a participant in last year’s edition of the tournament, proved to be out of his league. It was pro golfer Alex Prugh who took the top prize, while Curry ended the final round 33 strokes behind the champion.
Losing has become unfamiliar territory for Curry, at least on the basketball court. The two-time regular season Most Valuable Player winner is now a three-time NBA Champion after successfully winning back-to-back titles over the past two seasons.
His Warriors are in the midst of building one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the NBA and are eyeing a remarkable three-peat this upcoming season. They have successfully kept their core intact, and the recent offseason addition of big man DeMarcus Cousins only further helps their cause.
The Warriors will get things rolling on October 16 when they face Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Oracle Arena. There is no love lost between the Dubs and Kevin Durant’s former team, so this should pose as a thrilling season-opener for Curry and his side.