Steph Curry Clinches First American Century Championship Victory with Buzzer-Beater Putt

Steph Curry Secures First American Century Championship Win

Steph Curry, renowned for his success in the NBA, has added another achievement to his repertoire, this time in the world of golf. The Golden State Warriors star emerged triumphant with his first American Century Championship title on Sunday at Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, Nev. Clinching victory with a stunning buzzer-beating putt, Curry scored 25 points in the third and final round to claim the celebrity golf tournament.

With an unwavering desire to win, Curry entered the tournament set on achieving his goal. He delivered a clutch eagle on the 18th hole and finished with a total of 75 points, securing the top spot on the ACC leaderboard. Retired tennis player Mardy Fish (73) and former San Jose Sharks star Joe Pavelski (66) were left trailing in his wake.

Curry becomes only the third active professional athlete to win this tournament, following NHL superstar Mario Lemieux in 1998 and NFL kicker Al Del Greco in 2000. This accolade has long been a yearning for Curry, as he admitted to reporters before the competition began.

Having finished fourth twice in the past, Curry believed he had the game to take home the championship. He emphasized the importance of putting together a stellar 54-hole performance while maintaining the balance between fun and focus. As an active NBA athlete, Curry expressed his goal to claim the title, and he did just that.

Curry’s victory was marked by a memorable hole-in-one on the seventh hole during Saturday’s round, creating a buzz on social media. It was his second-ever ace and the first to be achieved on the par-3 seventh in the tournament’s history. In his final round, a birdie on the par-4 10th hole added to Curry’s highlights until the tournament-winning putt sealed his triumph.

At 35 years old, Curry has attained remarkable success in basketball, with four NBA championships, the title of all-time three-point leader, two league MVPs, and nine All-Star selections. Now, he can proudly showcase his golfing skills after emerging as the American Century Championship champion. With his sights always set on new triumphs, perhaps another NBA title with the Warriors is next on his agenda.