Basketball star Curry launches new golf tour for underrepresented kids

John Craven
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Basketball star Curry launches new golf tour for underrepresented kids

Steph Curry (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Eight-time NBA All-Star and Golden State Warrior, Steph Curry is pledging long-term support to his second love – golf – with news of the UNDERRATED Golf Tour which aims to provide aspiring college golfers with a more accessible pathway to pursue their dreams.

The 34-year old, who recently signed a $215million contract extension, making him the first player to sign back-to-back $200m-plus deals in NBA history, will use his UNDERRATED brand to promote this AJGA-accredited junior tour, with five events set for this summer at world class courses across America.

Curry, who is a plus-handicap golfer, will run the tour free of charge for players, including travel, accommodation and meals as competitors look to capture the season-long “Curry Cup” at the curtain closer at TPC Harding Park in August.

“Everybody knows I love the game of golf, and I couldn’t be more excited to extend this love to the best young players around the country,” Curry said.

“Less than 2% of golfers are people of colour, and our Tour provides a platform of equity, access and opportunity for girls and boys who want to play and compete with the current best players on the AJGA.”

The UNDERRATED Golf Tour will debut at Cog Hill GC in Chicago from June 21-23 with stops in Phoenix (Wickenburg Ranch), Houston (GC of Houston) and Tampa (Innisbrook’s Copperhead) leading to the Tour Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco from August 28-30.

Curry’s UNDERRATED brand was launched in 2019 with a mission “to empower underrated and underrepresented individuals all over the world.” Just like he does on the court, Curry is delivering on his promise.

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