Stephen Curry in talks to host PGA Tour event in 2019
It’s no secret that Stephen Curry loves golf.
The Golden State Warriors star played respectably at a Web.com Tour event last fall, shooting 74-74, but failing to make the cut.
Now, Curry is in talks to host a PGA Tour event of his own, according to ESPN.
The tournament would be played in the fall of 2019, and ESPN notes that of the three domestic fall events on the PGA Tour’s schedule, only one is near Curry’s home in the Bay Area: The Safeway Open. That tournament — located at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley — will be played from October 1-7 this year, and is being sponsored by Chevron.
The PGA Tour did acknowledge that they were in talks with Curry’s team.
"There's no doubt Stephen Curry brings a young, new, diverse audience to the PGA Tour through his passion for this great game and support for the community," PGA Tour spokeswoman Laura Neal said to ESPN. "We're excited about the prospect of partnering with an iconic athlete of his caliber in the future."
ESPN reported that the money raised from the 2019 tournament would go towards the Curry Family Foundation charity.