Fans have become accustomed to watching Steph Curry perform the impossible on the basketball court, but the 35-year-old’s skills don’t stop at the hardwood. On Sunday, the two-time NBA MVP sparked chaos on the Edgewood Tahoe golf course after nailing a superb hole-in-one on the par-3 seventh hole before going on to win the tournament.
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Playing the Nevada course as part of the American Century Championship celebrity tournament, Curry stepped up to the 152-yard seventh with a pitching wedge in hand. Fans watched eagerly as the Golden State Warriors legend calmly lined up the ball, took a deep breath and nailed the tee shot. Seconds later, his Callaway ball disappeared into the cup and out of view.
Steph Curry’s hole-in-one sent fans into meltdown, with the crowd erupting in applause, but no one was more excited than no.30 himself. The NBA champion immediately flung off his hat, raised a finger to the air and tore towards the hole like a runaway freight train.
“That was wild,” Curry said via The Guardian. “It was good contact, right at the stick, but even if you’re painting the flag and it looks good, you never really expect it to go in. I just saw a bunch of hands go up, and then you just kind of blackout.”
Importantly, Curry’s dime wasn’t the end of his triumph at Edgewood Tahoe. With the help of the par-3 eagle, he managed to sneak ahead of NHL forward Joe Pavelski to take the lead in the celebrity tournament. The NBA icon was able to hold onto the slim margin for the next 10 holes, before nailing an eagle on the 18th to secure a famous victory in front of a raucous crowd.
“You see it land, and it just disappears,” Pavelski said. “It was pretty cool. We were trying to get to Steph. He just kind of spins out of it and takes off. He’s got some good speed on him.”
Amazingly, the hole-in-one, while spectacular, wasn’t Curry’s first. In an Instagram post, Curry revealed that he had previously hit one other, however, this one was certainly the most important.
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