National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Steph Curry, 35, of the Golden State Warriors, has turned his talents to golf.
Curry added 25 points with a birdie, two eagles and four bogeys in the final three rounds of the American Century Championship ($600,000 purse) at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course (par-72, 6709 yards) in Stateline, Nevada, on Sunday.
With a three-round total of 75, Curry won by two points over 2020 winner and former professional tennis player Maddie Fish (USA – 73). The first-place prize is $125,000 (approximately $150 million).
The tournament brings together celebrities, including former and current stars of American sports, to compete in a modified Stableford format that awards 10 points for an albatross, 8 points for a hole-in-one, 6 points for an eagle, 3 points for a birdie, 1 point for a par, and -2 points for anything worse than a double bogey.
Curry, the NBA’s best three-point shooter, is also known for his love of golf. Last year, he tied for 16th in the event, and this year he showed off his special talent by winning.
In the second round the day before, Curry made a hole-in-one on the seventh (par-3) hole.
In the third round, Curry trailed Fish by three points through 17 holes before eagling the par-5 18th to pull off a dramatic upset over Fish, who had to settle for par.
Behind Curry and Fish, National Hockey League (NHL) player Joe Pavelski is third, former Major League Baseball pitcher Mark Mulder is fourth and former National Football League (NFL) player Aaron Rodgers (USA) is fifth.
Curry’s father, Del Curry (USA), who also played in the NBA during his career, finished 11th with 48 points.
“Golf Empress” Anika Sorenstam 고스톱 (Sweden) finished sixth with 55 points.