On Saturday, Steph Curry broke the internet with his hole-in-one on the seventh hole of the American Century Championship.
On the 153-yard par-3, Curry used a pitching wedge that bounced inches from the cup before falling into the bottom of the hole.
Curry reminisced following his round: “From our vantage point, the crowd around the tee box went a little crazy.” “And that overpowered the response of the green. I only saw a number of palms go up. And then you lose consciousness. Celebrate. Wild strike. Especially in a tournament of this caliber, the atmosphere is tense. I am still recovering from my adrenaline surge. That was insane!”
Curry celebrated in grand fashion, sprinting the entire length of the seventh fairway and flailing his arms in jubilation.
His Saturday eagle is the fifth in American Century Championship history and the first on the par-3 seventh hole.
When asked how he felt after the party, Curry responded, “I was completely exhausted.” “We were in the midst of summer training, so I’m still preparing for the upcoming basketball season, but not by sprinting that fast. I had to take a deep inhalation.”
After scoring in the seventh, Curry hit a slump.
During the middle of his round, he labored and even hit his second shot into the penalty area on the par-3 12th, resulting in a double bogey.
However, he relied on the mental fortitude he acquired while playing for the Golden State Warriors.
Curry disclosed, “That’s where I’m able to utilize my basketball skills, namely the mental toughness to acknowledge a bad stretch or shot.”
Curry then recovered with a birdie on the challenging par-4 14th, a hole on which he has historically struggled.
Curry then missed a four-foot putt on the par-3 17th hole, which is notoriously situated on Lake Tahoe with hundreds of boats and thousands of spectators.
Nevertheless, he is pleased with how his round came out.
After making a hole-in-one, “I was extremely proud of my ability to recover knowing that things did not go my way for the next five holes,” Curry said. “After my last hole-in-one, my first, I tripled my score. corresponding to the next opening. I’m getting better. Getting improved.”
Indeed, he is getting better. He is the leader after 36 holes.
On Sunday, do you believe Curry can complete the deal?