Stephen Curry has made a career of making deep shots on the basketball court, but he's also pretty damn good from long range in his hobby. Teeing it up in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic for a second straight year, Curry didn't quite knock down this shot from about 160 yards on his second-to-last hole, but he also almost knocked down the flagstick. Check it out:
This guy is making competitive golf look way too easy for a basketball player. Not that we're too surprised. Curry, whose Golden State Warriors won a third NBA title in four years in June, impressed in this event last year with a pair of 74s, and on Thursday, he did even better. Thanks in part to this late birdie, the two-time NBA MVP rallied from being four over par to shooting a one-over 71. Incredible.
And the near hole out wasn't Curry's only highlight. Here he is showing off some tour-level backspin:
And rolling in a birdie putt:
That was about as smooth as his stroke from the foul line. Unfortunately, he wasn't quite as smooth on the green of his final hole. Curry had a long attempt for eagle, but he three-putted for par. For a man used to racking up 3s, missing out on shooting even par or better was a disappointing finish.
But again, he's a freaking BASKETBALL PLAYER! And he's currently ahead of 23 guys who do this for a living. Well played, Steph. Well played.