NBA superstar Stephen Curry continues to show that just about any shot from long distance is makeable — no matter the sport.
Curry, who has made more than his share of highlight-reel shots during his NBA career with the Golden State Warriors, added to his legacy on the golf course Saturday with a hole-in-one at the American Century Championship celebrity tournament in Stateline, Nevada.
Curry, who leads the event entering Sunday’s final round, sank his tee shot on the par-3, 152-yard seventh hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course for the first ace on the hole during the American Century Championship.
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After his tee shot landed about 2 feet from the pin, took one bounce and disappeared into the hole, Curry took off running down the fairway all the way to the green, where he jumped in jubilation and then slapped the flagstick in celebration.
“That was my second one ever,” Curry told an NBC/Peacock TV reporter, still panting from his celebration. “I’m locked in right now but to do it on this hole is unbelievable. Wow. … I’ll be out of breath for the rest of the day, for good reason though.”
After taking a victory lap around the green, he reached down to retrieve the ball from the cup.
Normally awarded three points for his long shots on the basketball court, Curry walked away from the hole with eight points added to his tally for the hole-in-one. The event uses the modified Stableford scoring system that also awards a point for par, three for birdie and six for eagle, and deducts two points for double bogey or worse.
The 54-hole event is packed with a star-studded field, including the NHL’s Joe Pavelski and Alex Killorn, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (the defending champion) and former NBA star and sports commentator Charles Barkley.
Curry heads into the final round Sunday with 50 points, trailed by Pavelski and former pro tennis player Mardy Fish, who are tied at 47.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.