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Report: Steph Curry-San Francisco PGA Tour event again on table, but course would surrender '26 Presidents Cup

July 16, 2020
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NBA star Steph Curry is again in talks to host a PGA Tour event, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Curry, a two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, was in discussion with the tour the past few seasons regarding hosting an event, but due to tight timeframes, both sides were unable to come to a deal. However, those discussions have been revived, according to the Chronicle, with Curry and the tour aiming for a Sept. 2021 date.

The event, which is expected to be sponsored by Workday (which was a last-minute fill-in sponsor for the tour’s replacement event for the John Deere Classic), will be held at San Francisco’s TPC Harding Park. According to a San Francisco Recreation and Park report, its commission will vote on a proposal to amend the city’s contract with the PGA Tour on Thursday.

The proposal does come with a caveat: In order to host an annual event, TPC Harding Park—site of August’s PGA Championship—would have to relinquish its rights to the 2026 Presidents Cup, according to the Chronicle.

With a September date, Curry's event would likely precede the Safeway Open, about an hour away from San Francisco in Napa, creating a two-week stretch for the tour in Northern California.

Curry wants his event to be held at a public course, believing it parallels with his mission to grow the game. Last year, Curry made a seven-figure donation to Howard University to launch the school’s golf program.