NBA star Steph Curry daydreams about golf during games

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NBA all-star point guard Steph Curry daydreams about golf during his games - but, he promises, only when he's on the bench.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, February 06, 2015 | 11:40 p.m.
 
Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about golf when you're at work? Me, too – and I work in golf.
 
You know else does that? Steph Curry, the all-star point guard for the Golden State Warriors. He admitted it in a recent interview for "In-Depth with Graham Bensinger," and blamed one such occurrence on none other than Bubba Watson.
 
During a game in Orlando, Curry noted that Watson was sitting courtside across from the Warriors' bench. While he was on the bench – and not while he was in the game, he stressed – Curry said he began "picturing myself what would it be like being Bubba Watson, playing in the Masters, playing the best courses in the world."
 
Curry, who learned the game from his father – longtime NBA player Dell Curry – as a kid growing up in Charlotte, also revealed that swing tips sometimes pop into his head while he's on the bench or during timeouts.
 
Surprised? Don't be – Curry is a self-admitted golf freak, who says that at times during the offseason he can even play some scratch golf.
 
 
"In the offseason, I have a very defined golf schedule," in which he plays three or four times a week, he explained. "I'm very competitive, but golf is a game that keeps you humble and i really appreciate that."
 
During the NBA season, however, Curry's golf game necessarily goes on a bit of a hiatus. 
 
"I only play three times or so during the season," he said. "You're traveling and with practice schedules and games, it's tough to find that two-, three-, four-hour block of time to go play."
 
As you might expect, Curry's game diminishes "pretty significantly" during the basketball season. And ironically, he says, his first round of the offseason is usually his best round. 
 
"That," he laughed, "gets my hopes up."
 
The video isn't embeddable, but you can see more of Curry talking golf with Bensinger on Yahoo.com.