Once again there are reports that superstar guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, an avid golfer, might host an event on the PGA Tour.
Golfweek reported that a fill-in PGA Tour event at Muirfield Village Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, which will take the place of the canceled John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., could be a test run for Curry to host a future event.
Muirfield Village will play host to back-to-back PGA Tour events on July 9-12, that one replacing the John Deere, and the Memorial Tournament hosted by the great Jack Nicklaus on July 16-19.
The Memorial will be the first PGA Tour event since the season was halted because of the Coronavirus pandemic in March to will have fans in attendance, a move which has been approved by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.
The tournament Curry might be involved with apparently will be sponsored by Workday, which provides software services for finance and human resources.
Curry has ties to Workday and a proposed new PGA Tour event in California.
Memorial Tournament director Dan Sullivan confirmed that Muirfield Village will host the extra tournament.
It is not known what role, if any, Nicklaus will play in the new tournament, which will be played his the Muirfield Village club.
Playing a second straight tournament at the same site on consecutive weeks will allow the Tour to maintain a safety “bubble” for players, keeping them in at the same venue for nearly weeks.
This isn’t the first time Curry has been tied to a PGA Tour event. He was in talks to host 2019 tournament at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, on the outskirts of San Francisco, but plans for that tournament fell through.
“There’s no doubt Stephen Curry brings a young, new, diverse audience to the PGA Tour through his passion for this great game and support for the community,” PGA Tour spokeswoman Laura Neal told ESPN.
“We’re excited about the prospect of partnering with an iconic athlete of his caliber in the future.”
Money raised from the Lake Merced tournament would have benefited the Curry Family Foundation charity.
Curry played in the Ellie Mae Classic on what is now the Korn Ferry Tour in 2017 and 2018 at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif., but missed the cut both times.
Earlier this year, Curry donated money to fund men’s and women’s golf programs at Howard University, an NCAA Division I school in Washington, D.C., for six years beginning with the 2020-21 academic year.