29 Jun 2017

Curry raining threes of a different kind

6:31 am on 29 June 2017

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, one of the best shooters in basketball history, will get to see how he stacks up against professional golfers after receiving a sponsor exemption into the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry turns to question an official's call during first-half action against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. The Warriors won, 116-99 (Photo by Jeff Siner/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry Photo: Photosport

The Golden State Warriors guard, who two weeks ago won his second NBA title in three years, is an avid golfer and will add plenty of publicity to the Aug. 3-6 event in Hayward, California.

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to play with the pros in the upcoming Ellie Mae Classic, not only to be able to compete against some of the best golfers in the world, but to also help bring light to the tournament's charitable footprint of giving back to the Warriors Community Foundation," Curry said in a statement.

"Golf has always been a passion of mine and it's a dream come true to get the chance to play inside the ropes amongst the pros in a PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament."

Curry, the Warriors' all-time leader in three-pointers made, is sure to be a fan favourite at TPC Stonebrae, which is only a short drive from Golden State's home arena in Oakland.

The Web.com Tour is one rung below the PGA Tour.