Basketball star Steph Curry called out a PGA Tour pro who said there was "no chance in hell" he'd break 76 on his Web.com Tour debut after shooting 74.
Curry may be among the best basketball players in the world, but he has a long way to go before he can compete at the highest level in golf. Even if he plays a spectacular round, it's tough to imagine him keeping pace with people who golf week in and week out to make a living.
West, who's a very good golfer himself - a 3.8 handicap index - said he wasn't surprised that Curry played so well down the stretch of both days based on all the money he's taken from him when the shots mattered most.
The tournament is a four-day event, with the finalists to be determined after their combined numbers from the first three rounds, with a cut off score needed to be beaten in order to move on.
Stephen Curry tees off on the fourth hole during the second round of the EllieMae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. He scrambled for a bogey and a couple of pars later was laughing and joking with playing partners Stephen Jaeger and Sam Ryder.More news: Libyan general Haftar orders to confront Italian ships
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"As soon as he said my name on the first tee I could barely feel my hands, I had to try to take a deep breath".
Through the first nine holes, it looked like Curry's second day might be a bit of a wet dud after his impressive first day.
"It was an wonderful experience, I've been looking forward to this since I found out and to finally hit my first shot in tournament play was a really, really nervous moment but it was everything I hoped for", Curry said.
Before the round, pro Dawie van der Walt told ESPN that he would be stunned if Curry broke 80 on Friday.
"I'm happy with it". The South African, who turned pro in 2007, has only three career wins, and knows how tough it is to play professional golf. Among his highlights was his first birdie of the day, on the drivable par-4 14th hole. "It could have been all that 80s-90s talk I heard coming into the tournament".