Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is setting NBA records for 3-pointers.
Curry made another 3 this week that he will cherish, sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole at Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, where he was playing for the first time.
“I’d never been there before, so it was a real treat,” said Curry, who was in Atlanta with the Warriors for a game against the Hawks and made the trip to Augusta with teammate Andre Iguodola, Warriors executive Jerry West and owner Joe Lacob.
“I’m not going to tell you what I shot, but that was a bucket-list kind of day. I’m a golf fanatic, so to say I played at Augusta is pretty cool.”
Coach Steve Kerr told Curry and Iguodala, who are avid golfers, that he would use his connections to line up the game at Augusta if they won the NBA Championship last season, which Golden State did for the first time since 1975.
After the Warriors closed out the Cleveland Cavaliers in the sixth game of the NBA Finals, Igoudala yelled at Curry on the course: “We’re going to Augusta.”
Said Kerr: “One of my best friends is a member at Augusta and he’s taken me there a couple times. Steph and Andre are such avid golfers, so I told them — obviously, I asked my friend first, and he said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it’ — that if we win the whole thing, you go to Augusta.
” … They had a great time.”
Dell Curry, Steph’s father and a former NBA star, also got to play.
Steph Curry said he plays to about a 2-handicap and shot 76 while playing a round of golf last summer with President Barack Obama.
After making his birdie-3 on the first hole at Augusta, he didn’t want to talk about the rest, other than saying simply being there made it a memorable day.
“You birdie the first hole, it can only go downhill from there,” Curry said. “That’s exactly what happened.”
Guess there were no 3’s at Amen Corner.