Now it’s U.S. Open week, I know. But let’s shift the golfing focus for a moment’s time back to April and Augusta National.
The NBA Finals just concluded and two of this year’s Golden State Warriors champions, the regular season MVP Stephen Curry and Finals MVP Andre Iguodala are excited about more than just winning an NBA championship, the first for the Bay Area since 1975. The were going to play golf at the most exclusive course in the nation.
“When we won, I’m yelling at Steph, ‘We’re going to Augusta!'” Iguodala said. “You know how everybody goes to Disneyland? We’re going to Augusta.”
“We going to Augusta” – MVP @andre
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) June 17, 2015
And you don’t think these guys are golf fans? At one time, debates murmured as to whether or not Steph Curry could play on the PGA Tour. But check out these tweets:
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 13, 2015
The Golden Bear really just hit a Hole-in-One down at the Masters par 3! Thats a dope moment right there #Legend
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 8, 2015
How about Andre Iguodala’s tribute tweet about the great ambassador Calvin Peete.
RIP Calvin Peete — Andre Iguodala (@andre) April 30, 2015
“That ball didn’t check at all. Just rolled up there like it was a Top Flite!” -Johnny Miller 😂. I’m a golf junkie, thought that was funny
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 4, 2015
How about these other golf tweet from Iggy Showtime?
Nick Watney! — Andre Iguodala (@andre) February 14, 2015
Got Jimmy Walker as this weeks fantasy pick… Just stay solid today fam — Andre Iguodala (@andre) January 18, 2015
Knew I should’ve picked Mastuyama this week. — Andre Iguodala (@andre) January 12, 2015
Although I find myself jealous of the two, I’m also excited. I’m excited to see two of the sports world’s biggest stars of the moment advocate for golf. As if the world of golf doesn’t need more attention with this week’s US Open, these two Bay Area MVPs are giving golf an added level of respect.
Let’s hope they leave the “splash bros” nickname at home for this trip…