The Golden State Warriors guard will participate in the PGA Tour's
feeder circuit after accepting a sponsor exemption into the Ellie Mae
Classic which will be held August 3-6 in Northern California.
The event at TPC Stonebrae benefits the Warriors Community Foundation.
Curry has a 2 handicap and has previously played in the American
Century Championship celebrity event as well as Wednesday pro-ams at the
Wells Fargo Championship and Safeway Classic.
This marks the first time he'll play in an official Tour-sanctioned event, however.
"When I found out I was getting a sponsor exemption, I had a lot of
emotions because I love to play golf; it's a passion of mine," Curry
told the San Francisco Chronicle.
"But to be able to play against the
next and best golf professionals will be a huge honor and huge treat.
"I'm looking forward to hopefully not embarrassing myself, but mostly
having a lot of fun and hopefully raising a lot of money for the
Curry's NBA team, the Golden State Warriors, recently beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 to claim the NBA title.