It appears as though Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is going to hold up his end of the bargain.
After the Warriors won the NBA championship last year, Finals MVP Andre Iguodala told ABC's Jimmy Kimmel that Kerr promised he and regular-season MVP Stephen Curry would get a chance to play at Augusta National Golf Club. Kerr appears to be keeping his promise, as Curry and Iguodala will reportedly spend their off day playing at the home of the Masters on Tuesday, per ESPN.com.
"When we won, I'm yelling at Steph, 'We're going to Augusta!'" Iguodala said after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games in June, per ESPN.com. "You know how everybody goes to Disneyland? We're going to Augusta."
The Warriors were in Atlanta on Monday night, beating the Hawks 102-92 for their 50th win of the year.
CSN Bay Area (via ESPN.com) reported Curry and Iguodala will join team executive Jerry West and owner Joe Lacob on the first tee. The foursome won't have to travel far from Philips Arena, as Google Maps shows it takes slightly more than two hours to get to Augusta National from the arena.
Iguodala told Kimmel he and Curry are huge golf enthusiasts, especially Curry. The league's leading three-point shooter isn't just good from distance on the basketball court but on the golf course as well. During a golf outing with President Barack Obama in August, Curry shot a 76 at Farm Neck Golf Club in Massachusetts, per Micah Peters of For the Win.
A 76 for almost any other non-professional golfer would be a fantastic round, but Curry's score actually hurt his handicap, according to Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal:
Stephen Curry is absurd: He shot a 76 while golfing with President Obama—and it didn't help his handicap. pic.twitter.com/k1nsL0t3ue— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) August 17, 2015
Even his father, Dell Curry, thinks the sharpshooter could be a pro golfer.
"If Steph got a golf coach and practiced and put in the time like he does in basketball, he could play," Dell Curry said, per Jeffrey Eisenband of the Post Game. "He's really good. He's that good. He doesn't miss a lot of shots, and when he does, he can recover. He thinks he can make any putt he stands over."
In October, Iguodala told Ryan Lavner of GolfChannel.com that he began golfing three years ago and accepts the fact that he's not up to par with his MVP teammate.
"I'm tired of giving him compliments while we’re playing golf," Iguodala said, per Lavner. "I guess he just has it."
At 50-5, the Warriors are 23 wins away from eclipsing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' record for the most wins in a season, but the two MVPs have already won a rare opportunity to play at Augusta thanks to their head coach.
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