Stephen Curry (Golden State), one of the NBA’s best star players, made a hole-in-one at the American Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Curry played the 7th hole (par 3) in the 2nd round of the American Century스포츠토토 Championship (total prize of $ 600,000) held at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course (par 72, 6,709 yards) in State Line, Nevada, USA on the 16th (Korean time) recorded a hole-in-one in
In this hole, which is 152 yards, Curry’s tee shot landed about 1m in front of the hole and went straight into the hole.
After confirming that the ball was gone, Curry took off his hat, held it in his hand, and ran to the green for joy.
“It’s the second hole-in-one in my life,” Curry said.
This tournament is a competition in which celebrities compete their golf skills. Depending on the performance of each hole, 10 points are given for albatross, 8 points for hole-in-one, 6 points for eagle, 3 points for birdie, and 1 point for par. It opens in a modified stableford manner.
Curry, who throws a very long 3-pointer in the NBA, this time put a golf ball much smaller than a basketball into the hole from a distance of almost 140m.
Curry’s hole-in-one on this day was an 8-point shot, more than twice the 3-point shot in basketball.
Until the second round, Curry is in first place with 50 points, and ice hockey player Joe Pavelski and former tennis player Mardi Fish are tied for second place with 47 points.
Curry was tied for 16th in the event last year, and NFL player Tony Romo, who won last year, is tied for 12th with 32 points this year.
The tournament is played over 3 rounds of 54 holes. ‘Golf Empress’ Annika Sorenstam is tied for eighth with 34 points.