Stephen Curry: 'Honor and Privilege' to Speak with Michael Jordan at Ryder Cup

Nate Loop@Nate_LoopFeatured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2021

KOHLER, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 24: Steph Curry looks on during Friday Afternoon Fourball Matches of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 24, 2021 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Stephen Curry was happy he had a chance to link up with the legendary Michael Jordan at the 2021 Ryder Cup.

The Golden State Warriors star said on Twitter it was an "honor and privilege" to chat with the NBA legend:

Stephen Curry @StephenCurry30

Not often you get a chance to talk to the 🐐 An honor and privilege to speak with MJ at the #RyderCup ⛳️🙌🏽 https://t.co/rdoLVXa1mq

The sitdown was part of NBC's coverage of the Ryder Cup and aired Saturday morning. The pair had been spotted chatting Friday afternoon in a couple of chairs with some microphones. NBC Sports' post revealed what the setup was for.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

MJ choppin' it up with Chef Curry at the #RyderCup (via erickjpeyton/IG) https://t.co/uOFOtC82hp

NBC Sports @NBCSports

"I hate losing. It's not even a question. But I have to respect losing because losing's a part of winning."<br><br>Michael Jordan to <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenCurry30?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@StephenCurry30</a> on the United States' reaction to recent Ryder Cup history. <a href="https://t.co/J3klklcMMl">pic.twitter.com/J3klklcMMl</a>

Golf Channel @GolfChannel

"I see a little bit of myself in JT, I can see myself in Brooks. I can see my calmness and confidence in DJ."<br><br>MJ tells <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenCurry30?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@StephenCurry30</a> that he sees a lot of the qualities that it takes to be successful in the members of <a href="https://twitter.com/RyderCupUSA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RyderCupUSA</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RyderCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RyderCup</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZP6UOJPm4K">pic.twitter.com/ZP6UOJPm4K</a>

It should come as no surprise that golf brought Curry and Jordan together. Jordan's love of golf dates back decades, and he's been known to bring the same passion and intensity he showed in the NBA to the golf course as well.  

Curry's passion for golf is also well documented. He's played the Ellie Mae Classic (a PGA event) twice, though he was cut both times. He also has some golf apparel as part of his Curry Brand collection with Under Armour and is serving as a broadcast analyst for this year's Ryder Cup. 

While Curry and Jordan are clearly basketball stars first, they're both capable of bringing plenty of insight to the world of golf.