NBA star Curry to compete in Web.com's Ellie Mae Classic

Stephen Curry (Getty Images)
Stephen Curry (Getty Images)

Hayward - Back-to-back National Basketball Association (NBA) champion and Golden State Warriors All-Star Guard Stephen Curry will play in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae for a second consecutive year.

The ninth annual Ellie Mae Classic will be contested in the week of August 6-12.

Curry made his Web.com Tour debut at the event's 2017 edition, posting rounds of 74-74 148 (8-over) while drawing tournament-record crowds at host TPC Stonebrae.

For 2018, Curry will again maintain his amateur status in the event and will compete on an unrestricted sponsor exemption.

"We are thrilled to announce that Stephen Curry will once again compete in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae," said Tournament Director Trish Gregovich.

Curry, a member of the Warriors since 2009, is a two-time winner of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons and has appeared in the last four NBA Finals, helping lead the team to Championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

READ: Warriors rout Cavaliers to complete NBA Finals sweep

The 30-year-old is also currently the Warriors' all-time leader in three-pointers made, and owns four of the top five single-season three-point totals in NBA history, including a record 402 three-pointers in 2015-16.

Curry has been selected to four All-NBA Teams and has been a starter on the Western Conference All-Star team in each of the last five seasons.

"The players on the Web.com Tour welcomed me with open arms in 2017, and it was an amazing experience to play with up-and-coming PGA Tour stars inside the ropes at TPC Stonebrae," said Curry.

"I have been fortunate to be a member of an incredible team in the Golden State Warriors, and I was elated to feel that same level of camaraderie onsite last year. Golf is a game that has provided wonderful experiences in my life, and I am excited to return to the Ellie Mae Classic in August."

Last year, Curry’s debut generated over 4 500 articles in 64 countries, while Martin Piller earned his sixth Web.com Tour title by one shot over Brandon Harkins.

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 7945 votes
Cricket
11% - 1990 votes
Football
19% - 3624 votes
Athletics
2% - 467 votes
Boxing
1% - 172 votes
Cycling
2% - 446 votes
Golf
5% - 926 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1581 votes
Tennis
3% - 633 votes
Water sports
1% - 170 votes
American sports
1% - 224 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 576 votes
Vote