Steph Curry is pretty good at basketball. Curry is a two-time NBA champion and an unanimous MVP winner. He is one of the best basketball players and probably the best pure shooter in the game today. Well it appears as if Curry has another passion off of the court. It was announced yesterday that Curry has accepted an exemption to play professional golf at the Ellie Mae Classic on the web.com tour. Curry will be showing off his golf skills on August 3-6. Here’s what people had to say about Curry’s newest endeavor off of the court.
— College Golf (@College_Golfers) June 28, 2017
Steph Curry, a 2.2 handicap, is getting a sponsor's exemption into a Web event. So many great players could use that chance. Sad
— Lee McCoy (@LeeMcCoyGolf) June 28, 2017
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) June 28, 2017
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 28, 2017
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 28, 2017
Steph Curry’s gonna play a pro golf event! Should you be mad?
I don’t know, pick your spot on GLOWING BRAIN CHART: https://t.co/rk8HhudTRV
— kyle robbins (@kylerrobbins) June 28, 2017
— The Club (@TheClub) June 28, 2017
Wonder how many golf pros upset that rank amateur Steph Curry is getting tournament spot thought a rank amateur as President was great idea.
— Eamon Lynch (@eamonlynch) June 28, 2017
I'm not here so much for the steph curry playing golf content but I am definitely here for the steph curry exemption debate content
— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) June 28, 2017
Apparently there is a few people out there who are upset that Curry is getting this exemption to play golf on the web.com tour because he is taking the spot of someone who is really trying to make it into professional golf and could really use a break like this. This isn't the first time something like this has happened. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo got a chance to play professional golf as well. But I get it. I wasn't too pleased with Tim Tebow getting a chance to play professional baseball. But this is the world we live in. It's not about how good you are. It's about who you know and about how big of a draw you are. A no name baseball player like myself who has worked their whole life to try to break into professional baseball isn't going to sell tickets. But someone by the name of Tim Tebow puts butts in seats. The first thing that my accounting professor said to our class in college was "Cash is king." It's not fair but it is true. Money drives everything in our world today. Hell, it's pretty much the only reason why the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight is happening in August. So that is why Steph Curry is getting this exemption to play professional golf instead of Average Joe. Because Steph Curry is a draw. Because Steph Curry playing golf gets people talking about it. Because Steph Curry will sell more tickets to this tournament. If the dollars make sense, it makes sense. That's it.