Aaron Rodgers, Charles Barkley, Tom Brady, other NFL and NBA stars show off their golf swings
Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spend their free time like many casual golfers do – at the driving range or playing a 18 holes on Sunday. The only difference is their day job is being a high-profile professional athlete.
Oh, and Steph Curry is really good at golf. Like almost scratch-golfer good.
Here are NBA and NFL players who love to tee it up.
Steph Curry (NBA)
The two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion point guard with the Warriors is also a natural on the golf course. Last summer, he posted a handicap index of +0.7. He also made his Web.com Tour debut last August when he competed in the Ellie Mae Classic.
Here he is making a full-court putt at a Warriors practice two years ago.
Aaron Rodgers (NFL)
Despite being one of the best quarterbacks of our generation, Packers signal caller Aaron Rodgers is just like everyone else on the golf course before the start of a big round.
"I still get the nerves on the first tee," Rodgers told the NBA on TNT crew last month. The Packers quarterback has played at both Pebble Beach and Lake Tahoe Golf Course.
Larry Fitzgerald (NFL)
Despite having a busy NFL schedule with organized team activities, minicamp, preseason workouts and games, the regular season and in some years, the playoffs, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is a golf fanatic who manages to play 300 rounds a year.
J.R. Smith (NBA)
The veteran shooting guard has been a dangerous outside shooter on the hardwood and his good aim extends to the links.
Here he is at the State Farm Showdown on Wednesday taking out one of the targets in the Glass Break Challenge.
Patrick Peterson (NFL)
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection who has been recorded running a 4.34 40-yard dash. He also has impressive speed on the golf course in the form of a 120-mile-per-hour swing speed.
Ray Allen (NBA)
Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen has had some extra time on his hands since he retired from the NBA, which means more time to work on his golf game. Like his jump shot, he has a smooth stroke off the tee.
Mike Conley (NBA)
The Memphs Grizzlies point guard recently attended the State Farm Showdown, hosted by Paul and Rodgers, and he has spent time golfing with PGA Tour golfer Troy Merritt.