You’re going to have to wait a few more months before you see Steph Curry don his Golden State Warriors jersey and step on the hardwood for an NBA game.
But you only have to wait until next month to see Curry once again competing at a high level, against other professional athletes. On Monday it was announced that Curry will take part in a celebrity golf match on Nov. 27 at the Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona.
The match — which will be televised on TNT — is called Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change, and it’s the follow-up to a similar event that was held in May. That event raised more than $10 million for coronavirus relief, and this event will seek to raise a large sum of money for the same cause.
In that May event, active golf legend Tiger Woods and retired NFL icon Peyton Manning defeated Woods’ rival Phil Mickelson, and Manning’s rival Tom Brady.
For the rematch, Woods is being replaced by Curry, while Brady (who is still active and thus busy with NFL games) is being replaced by former NBA MVP Charles Barkley, who served as a broadcaster for the May event.
It’s both a testament to Curry’s incredible golf talent — and an indictment of Barkley’s well-documented foibles on the green — that the Curry and Manning pair will be going up against one of the greatest golfers of this era, despite not having a professional golfer on their team. But pros who have competed against Curry have been quick to point out that he could be a professional golfer if he wanted to commit to it.
There will certainly be a lot of talent on the grass. Mickelson has won five majors, while Curry, Barkley, and Manning have combined for eight MVPs and five championships.