Is Stephen Curry about to host a PGA Tour event?

By Bob Hille 18 May 2018 51
Is Stephen Curry about to host a PGA Tour event?

Stephen Curry's representatives are talking with the PGA Tour about a tournament at which the Warriors star would serve as host and that would benefit his foundation, ESPN.com reported, citing unidentified sources.

A PGA Tour official acknowledged the organization has talked with Curry's team, according to ESPN, about a fall 2019 event in Northern California.

"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. "We're excited about the prospect of partnering with an iconic athlete of his caliber in the future."

Curry, who played two rounds in a Web.com Tour event last August, is a scratch golfer but likely wouldn't play in the tournament.

The tour schedule, as currently configured, has just three U.S. stops in the fall with the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., the only one near the Warriors' home in Oakland.

Prospective sponsors are being contacted, ESPN reported.

The PGA Tour has a long history of celebrity hosts of tournaments, most recently Justin Timberlake at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open from 2008-12 in Las Vegas.

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