It's no secret that when Stephen Curry's not on the basketball court, there's a pretty good chance he's on a golf course somewhere.
NBA FINALS: Curry makes a detour for the driving range
And that's going to be the case Wednesday morning, as Curry and fellow Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala will take a break from the NBA preseason to play in the Frys.com Open Johnny Miller pro-am at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. The NBA's Most Valuable Player and the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player will be trading basketball shorts for golf shots.
According to the tournament's website, tournament director Jeff Sanchez was thrilled with the news that Curry and Iguodala will play.
DREAM FOURSOME: Curry selects three famous playing partners
"It’s not just that they’re basketball stars that play golf," Sanchez said. "They’re real golfers. They’re good players. We’re looking forward to seeing them side by side with one of the Tour professionals, in front of our fans. We think it’s going to be a lot of fun for everybody."
The Frys.com Open is the first event for the PGA Tour’s 2015-16 season. The commitment list includes Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Scott Piercy, Brandt Snedeker, Hideki Matsuyama, Robert Streb and Daniel Berger. Tiger Woods was also scheduled to play, but recent back surgery forced him to withdraw.
Interested in how well Curry swings a club? Here's a video Curry posted to YouTube several years ago about his annual Curry Classic family charity tournament:
Throughout the course of a season, there are countless jaw-dropping shots executed by the best players in the game.
Many of those are, in a word, "perfect" -- as in requiring just one shot from tee to green, a hole-in-one.
The 2014-15 PGA Tour season saw a total of 43 aces, including two each by Billy Hurley III, Andres Romero and Brian Harman (who had both of his in a single round!).
Here's a look, with video, of my eight favorite aces from this past season.
8. Dustin Johnson on the 227-yard, par-3 fourth hole at Trump Doral in the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, a tournament he would go on to win.
7. And, just three groups later, J.B. Holmes went and did the same thing on the same hole!
6. Check out Patrick Reed with a hole-in-one on the 188-yard, par-3 16th in the third round of the Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston. I can't get enough of the fist pump.
5. Justin Thomas, who was a Rookie of the Year finalist, snagged his first ace on the PGA Tour with this beauty at the Greenbrier on the par-3 18th hole -- a 175-yarder -- in the opening round of the Greenbrier Classic. How cool is the commentary from Thomas? "Go in, please. Please go in." Doesn't happen often, but sometimes the ball listens.
4. It's hard to call one ace better than another ace. They're all incredible. But, this one from Billy Hurley III in the second round of the Frys.com Open at Silverado's par-3 15th hole was pretty ridiculous. The ball nails the flagstick and could have been sent in any direction as a result. Instead, it dropped into the center of the hole.
3. What better way to end a round of golf than with a hole-in-one? That's precisely what Rickie Fowler did in the opening round of the Quicken Loans National. Playing the back nine first, Fowler's round came to a close on the 200-yard, par-3 ninth at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club where he delivered a terrific walk-off ace. Now that'll make dinner taste extra delicious.
2. Stupid. That's the best way to describe what Brian Harman did at the Barclays. In the final round of the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs, the former University of Georgia golf star nailed not one, but two holes in one. Here's a look at the second one. Harman's face says it all, "Are you kidding me?"
1. Jordan Spieth wasn't going to let the season pass without getting in on the hole-in-one party. The PGA Tour and PGA of America Player of the Year Award winner picked up an ace in the opening round of the BMW Championship -- the third leg of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup. Spieth aced the 196-yard, par-3 second hole.
Dick Kramer, PGA Member and longtime PGA Head Professional at Bonneville Golf Course in Salt Lake City, died Friday at 96.
He retired at 81 and was inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame in 1998. He retired from Bonneville in 2000.
According to the Hall of Fame's website, Kramer "was born and raised in Salt Lake City and was an all-state performer at Granite High School in 1937 in both football and basketball and played both sports at the University of Utah.
"He was named head professional at Bonneville in 1943, and except for a two-year stint in the Navy, has held that position through his induction date into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame.
"He won many professional tournaments on the Utah circuit, and also won the Idaho Open. He is also recognized as an outstanding golf teacher.
"He served as President of the Rocky Mountain Section of the PGA and has received the Professional of the Year Award and a Special Achievement Award from the Utah Section of the PGA.
"He has conducted the Salt Lake City Amateur since 1943 and the City Parks Open from the early 50s.
"Bonneville has been the training ground for thousands of golfers and many of those them have continued to serve golf in all facets of the industry. He trained many youngsters to be club professionals and greenskeepers."
According to the obituary in the Salt Lake City Deseret News, Kramer was survived by a son, eight grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
PGA of America Championships
Benton Harbor, Mich.
Sahalee Country Club
Baltusrol Golf Club
Hazeltine National Golf Club