This summer, Steph Curry triumphed in a celebrity golf match. He is currently attempting Tiger Woods’ best shot.
Along with LPGA golfer Michelle Wie and Curry’s swing instructor, Curry and longtime colleague Andre Iguodala attempt to imitate iconic strokes from the game’s past on his new Golf Channel show. The first shot was made by Tiger Woods at Muirfield’s 16th hole during the 2012 Memorial Tournament. Woods chipped in from the thick rough.
Warning: The three players were unable to match Woods’ stroke.
Iguodala, who considers Curry to be a better golfer than him, and Curry have both always had a love of the game. Curry makes absurd shots on the golf course just like he does on the basketball court, and Iguodala claims in the pilot that “[i]t’s annoying.”
Curry is making his second appearance on golf television. On ABC’s “Holey Moley,” a golf competition on an enormous miniature golf course, he served as executive producer and resident “golf pro” for four seasons. With Curry being abducted by Muppets in the final season, the program may have lost its way.
When Curry leaves the NBA, could he pursue a second career as a golfer? Curry has a respectable handicap of 1.3, but if all touring pros reported scores the same way, the average one would have a 5.4 handicap. But it can’t damage his golf career to learn how to replicate the greatest shots in the game’s history.
If this show is successful, there may be a follow-up where Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy attempt to sink running threes that are slightly inside the half-court line. They may refer to it as “Nicer Shot.”