HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry missed the cut Friday night against professional golfers one notch below the PGA Tour.
But not before leaving some of golf’s best players impressed that a two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors could enter their arena and look respectable.
Curry opened with a 4-over 74 on the TPC Stonebrae and followed with another 74 on Friday to miss the cut by 11 shots. At 8-over 148, only four other players who completed two rounds had a higher score.
“That was awesome what he did yesterday,” British Open champion Jordan Spieth said Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational. “I think he certainly beat most everybody’s expectations, but I don’t think that really surprised him. It was pretty cool — really cool — to see.
“You see him fist-pumping out there, and just him talking about how nervous he was when he heard his name called, it just makes us feel a little better when sometimes some of the stuff he does looks like a robot.”
Stanford alum Andrew Yun shot a 62 on Friday and was at 13-under 127. Brandon Harkins was two shots back after rounds of 64 and 65.
One of the highlights for Curry in the opening round was a long birdie putt and telling his caddie to “Go get that” from the cup. That was the famous line Spieth said to his caddie at Royal Birkdale two weeks ago after a 50-foot eagle putt to take the lead.
“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,” former PGA champion Jason Day said.
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