Stephen Curry receiving a sponsor's invite to play in a Web.com Tour event caused a bit of a firestorm. Many people were excited the NBA superstar would play in a tournament and give golf's developmental tour a huge jolt of exposure, while others complained Curry was taking away a spot from an actual golfer who needed it more. But regardless of what side of the argument you fall on, we can all agree on one thing: Betting on what happens is fun.
Not surprisingly, you can wager on how Curry will fare at this week's Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif. And BookMaker.eu isn't expecting much from the two-time NBA MVP. Here's a full list of the Curry-related prop bets being offered:
Will Steph Curry make the cut at the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic?
Steph Curry highest score in any round at the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic
Steph Curry lowest score in any round at the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic
Steph Curry highest score on any hole at the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic
Steph Curry lowest score on any hole at the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic
How many birdies will Steph Curry card at the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic?
How many bogeys or worse will Steph Curry card at the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic?
Even though they kind of go against each other, I like both the over on the highest score bet and the under on the lowest score wager. Curry's lack of tournament experience makes him more susceptible to make a big number, but if he is to make birdies, it seems more likely they'd come on a par 3 that only requires one good shot.
Curry finished solo fourth at the recent American Century Championship, a celebrity golf event won for the third consecutive time by former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder. Curry opened with a 79 at Lake Tahoe, but closed with a final-round 68.
For context, NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice played in this event three times, finishing dead last, second-to-last, and withdrawing. Taking it a step (OK, a few steps) further, Golf Channel's Justin Ray tallied the numbers for Web.com Tour starts by athletes from other sports.
Hey, at least Curry doesn't have to worry about dealing with lofty expectations.