Steph Curry shows off his incredible golf ability to lead American Century celebrity tournament… with the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Charles Barkley and Travis Kelce trailing in his wake
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Why be world-class at one sport when you can be world-class at two? Just ask Steph Curry, the NBA star who is also an impressive talent on the golf course.
The Golden State Warriors icon is playing against some of his fellow sporting icons at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, and he took a four-point lead heading into the weekend with a brilliant round on Friday.
Curry had 27 points in the opening round under a form of the modified Stableford scoring system that awards a point for par, three for birdie and six for eagle and deducts two points for double bogey or worse.
The 35-year-old, four-time NBA champion had a fast start with two birdies and an eagle on the first four holes at Edgewood Tahoe.
‘Probably one of the better rounds I’ve played ever, considering it was in the tournament,’ said Curry, who played alongside father Dell and brother Seth.
Stephen Curry watches a shot during the first round of the American Century Championship
Curry is great at golf and basketball… but he also threw around a football with fans on Friday
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers was also among the star-studded field in Lake Tahoe
Travis Kelce was among the big names wowing the crowds in Nevada on day one
Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski was second, while Alex Killorn of the Anaheim Ducks was third at 21, and Fox News host Bret Baier fourth with 20.
Defending champion Tony Romo was tied for 13th with 16 points, while an actual golf star in former LPGA Tour professional Annika Sorenstam had 14 points.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was tied for 65th on minus-3, while new Jets star Aaron Rodgers was T20 with 13, and Charles Barkley was tied for 29th in the 93-player field at minus-8.
The competition is being played on the shores of Lake Tahoe at Edgewood, one of the most scenic golf courses in the world.
Patrick Mahomes lines up a putt during the first round of the celebrity competition
Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo walks the course at Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, NV
Bottom of the leaderboard after the first day was NBC News meteorologist Dylan Dreyer
The likes of Michael Jordan, Justin Timberlake and Tony Romo have all played in the tournament since its inception in 1990.
Elsewhere on the leaderboard, it was a day to forget for NFL star Davante Adams, with the Las Vegas Raiders receiver finishing the opening day in 88th of the 93-strong field, with a score of -18.
Dead last was NBC News meteorologist Dylan Dreyer on -27, with WWE wrestler The Miz just above.