Stephen Curry Competes on the Green for a Good Cause

Jul 10, 2020/WARRIORS.COM

Stephen Curry arrived at the Edgewood Tahoe golf course in South Lake Tahoe to participate in the 2020 American Century Championship golf tournament, marking his eighth appearance in the annual event. The three-day tournament featured three rounds, and will be the first time Curry will compete in any sport since the NBA season's suspension in March, which is a while for the naturally competitive All-Star.

The premiere pro-am tournament teed off Friday afternoon and included some of the biggest names in sports including Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. In the first round pairings, Stephen Curry was joined by his father Dell Curry and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The athletes played for a good cause, with the event’s prize money donated to the Equal Justice Initiative and organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.

Though the two-time MVP found himself in eleventh place entering the final day, Curry came through big in the third round; playing the best round of any golfer on Sunday and finishing with a high score of 26. Curry’s efforts vaulted him to an impressive fourth place finish at the event.

The Splash Brother and his father shared some friendly competition on the green and, following the event, continued their annual tradition of jumping into Lake Tahoe.

The three-time NBA champion had fun through the weekend, starting on Thursday as he threw jabs with professional boxer Canelo Álvarez during a practice round.

With the words ‘Say Her Name’ inscribed on his shoes, Stephen Curry also took this moment to honor the late Breonna Taylor and shed light on racial injustice and importance of creating meaningful change.

Curry continued to support the Black Lives Matter movement through the weekend, wearing a pair of shoes on Saturday dedicated to the four Black athletes who broke down racial barriers in the game of golf.

While in Tahoe, the two-time MVP spoke to SportsCenter to share his thoughts on the NBA’s restart from outside Orlando and his excitement for the return of basketball. Curry also addressed the importance of athletes speaking out and using their platforms to impact change, stating, “Sports…that’s the ultimate stage to talk about things that you’re passionate about and continue to raise awareness to the conversation that needs to happen now in terms of changing our country and the temperature of the racial injustices that are happening and have been happening for a long time.”

Curry’s rally to a fourth place finish on Sunday improved on his performance and he played for a good cause, as the event raised nearly $5 million to support numerous charities supporting the Equal Justice Initiative and COVID-19 relief efforts.