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A timeline of Steph Curry’s most golf-obsessed moments

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Michael Reaves

The only thing more legendary than Steph Curry’s prowess beyond the three-point arc is his unbridled, all-encompassing love of golf. Since entering the NBA in 2009, Curry has made a name for himself both on the hardcourt and in the clubhouse, competing on the Korn Ferry Tour, launching his own golf apparel line and frequenting Augusta National like he has a green jacket of his own. Now, following Curry’s second appearance in Capital One’s The Match, take a look back at Warriors’ sharpshooter most memorable (and most obsessed) golf moments over the years. As you’ll see, while basketball pays the bills, it’s golf that gets him out of bed in the morning.

April 2015 - Steph Curry bumps into Justin Rose in New Orleans. Rose credits Curry with inspiring him to match-play victory.

February 2016 - Steph Curry visits White House to celebrate Warriors championship, end up talking trash about golf match with Barack Obama instead.

Steph Curry birdies opening hole during first-ever round at Augusta National (admits it got significantly worse from there).

November 2016 - Steph Curry breaks NBA record for most three pointers in a single game hours after firing a 68.

February 2017 - Curry wonders aloud if taking nine-iron out at Oracle Arena would feel like the WM Phoenix Open’s 16th hole.

May 2017 - Steph Curry appears on ‘Feherty.’

August 2017 - Steph Curry makes pro debut at Ellie Mae Classic, misses cut after carding back-to-back 74s.

October 2017 - Curry tees it up with Barack Obama, Jordan Spieth and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank days before the start of the 2017 NBA season.

March 2018 - Steph Curry injures ankle in Atlanta Hawks game, toughs it out for round at Augusta National afterward.

Curry accidentally trashes hotel room while practicing his golf swing.

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June 2018 - Curry allegedly shoots 67 during NBA Finals, pleads the fifth but posts score to GHIN anyway.

August 2018 - Steph Curry quietly donates $25,000 to PGA Tour player whose wife was battling cancer.

Curry appears to confirm the rumor the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t draft him because he loved golf too much.

March 2019 - Steph Curry drains putt against Augusta Women’s National competitors in office putting contest, delivers signature celebration.

April 2019 - Curry is asked about his unique jumpshot habit, obviously compares it to putting.

Steph Curry rearranges playoff preparation schedule to watch the final round of the 2019 Masters (a good decision!).

May 2019 - Curry admits he thinks about swing tips while on the bench during NBA games.

June 2019 - Steph Curry hosts ABC’s ‘Holey Moley’ mini-golf show. The less said about this, the better.

Steph Curry releases his first golf apparel line with Under Armour.

August 2019 - Curry makes seven-figure donation to Howard University to help launch men’s and women’s golf programs.

October 2019 - Steph Curry announces equipment deal with Callaway on the opening night of the 2019-2020 NBA season.

August 2020 - Curry crashes Collin Morikawa’s PGA Championship victory interview at Harding Park (politely masked, of course).

February 2021 - Steph Curry admits “the biggest pep talk” of his life came not from his dad but Tiger Woods.

April 2021 - Steph Curry seethes with jealousy after reporter tells him he's covering the Masters instead of the NBA that week.

Steph’s namesake Curry Brand releases first-ever golf apparel line.

Steph Curry drops 38 while rocking Lee Elder tribute sneakers on Masters Thursday.

June 2021 - After getting bounced in Western Conference Play-In Tournament, Curry tees it up in Memorial Pro-Am, wows Hideki Matsuyama with opening drive.

May 2022 - Steph Curry seen getting his clubs regripped 48 hours before the start of the 2022 NBA Finals (the Warriors go on to win in six).

July 2022 - Curry holes out from 97 yards for eagle at the American Century Championship, gives new meaning to “from the parking lot.”

May 2023 - Curry announces his return to Capital One’s The Match alongside fellow Splash Bro. Klay Thompson.

June 2023 - Steph Curry and Klay Thompson upset by Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce at Wynn Golf Club, Curry fails to win The Match for the second time.

July 2023 - Curry wins the American Century Championship with a walk-off eagle putt on the final hole, celebrates like he just clinched the NBA Finals.