Stephen Curry recently arrived at the Edgewood Tahoe golf course in South Lake Tahoe to participate in the 2020 American Century Championship golf tournament, marking his eighth appearance in the annual event. The three-day tournament will feature three rounds and will be the first time Curry will compete in any sport since the NBA season’s suspension in March, which is a while for the naturally competitive All-Star.
The tournament, which teed off Friday afternoon, included some of the biggest names in sports including Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. In the first round pairings, Stephen Curry was joined by his father Dell Curry and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Warriors guard finished four over par, placing at 14th, just three points behind his father Dell, who was in 8th headed into Saturday.
The premiere celebrity pro-am golf tournament will take place through the weekend, with the event’s prize money to be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative and organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.
With the words ‘Say Her Name’ inscribed on his shoes, Stephen Curry also took this moment to honor the late Breonna Taylor and shed light on racial injustice and importance of creating meaningful change.
In typical Curry fashion, the three-time NBA champion maintained a fun, light-hearted approach at the event, throwing jabs with professional boxer Canelo Álvarez during a practice round on Thursday.
Curry, who finished seventh at the event last year is determined to compete, and for a good cause, over the weekend. Watch the American Century Championship on NBC and the NBC Sports App.