Yikes! Steph Curry’s round 2 scorecard was NOT pretty
In the name of unbiased journalism, it’s only right that I cover Stephen Curry’s second round stumble after reporting on his first round excellence. Having battled to a one-over par round of 71 on day one, Curry had given himself a fantastic opportunity to make the cut in Hayward, California.
However, the Golden State Warriors star suffered an afternoon in which every amateur golfer could relate to, making five scores of double-bogey or worse on his way to a miserable round of 86. One of Curry’s major issues on Friday afternoon was his driver, as the NBA point guard struggled mightily with the big stick all day, hitting less than 40% of his fairways on day two. Speaking after his round, Curry was philosophical, saying:
“I couldn’t hit a driver to save my life today, so that’s how golf goes,” Curry said. “One day you have it, or at least in the amateur world, one day you have it, and one day you completely lose it, and you have no idea what you’re doing over the top of the ball.”
The cut line was certainly in sight for Curry as he began his second round at TPC Stonebrae. After playing his opening two holes in one-over par, Curry then stepped up to the easiest hole on the golf course, the par-5 third, with designs on recovering that early dropped shot. Instead, Curry suffered a golfing disaster, taking a quadruple-bogey nine on the hole, having hit consecutive drives out of bounds. That one hole seemed to de-stabilise his entire game, as the American proceeded to play his next five holes in six-over par.
There was the occasional crumb of comfort for Curry on Friday afternoon, with the NBA star making birdies at the 10th and 14th holes. However, between these efforts, Curry suffered another bogey and a triple. His 86 on day two amounted to a two day total of 17-over par, last place and ten shots worse than anyone else in the field. Despite his wretched afternoon, Curry appeared to take the positives from what had occurred at TPC Stonebrae when he spoke to the media after his round:
“As always, it’s an amazing opportunity to be out here to test my game under the ultimate pressure, stressful situations,” Curry said. “Today was interesting all the way around.”
What next for Stephen Curry on the golf course? Well unperturbed by his difficult experience in California this week, Curry will be back on the golf course on the 18th of August when he tees it up at his teammate Klay Thompson’s Family Foundation Golf Tournament in San Francisco.