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Stephen Curry launches golf tour for underrepresented kids

Stephen Curry putts during the ACC Golf Tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
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NBA superstar Stephen Curry is launching a golf tour for young golfers from underrepresented communities.

The Underrated Golf Tour will use regional events to identify 24 boys and girls and give them a chance to compete in American Junior Golf Association star-certified events. All travel, hotels and meals will be paid for, play will take place on elite courses, and the tour will culminate with the crowning of the Curry Cup champion at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

“Everybody knows that I love the game of golf, and I couldn’t be more excited to extend that love to the best young players that are across the country,” said the Golden State Warriors star in announcing the tour on Thursday.

He continued: “Less than 2 percent of golfers are people of color so our tour provides a platform for equity, access and opportunity for those who can’t get their big break but also want to play head-to-head with the current best players on the AGJA.”

An avid golfer, Curry, 34, has played since childhood, frequently takes part in celebrity tournaments and played in a few events on the Korn Ferry Tour.

In August 2019, he made a financial commitment to be spread over six years to restart the golf program at Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington, D.C.

–Field Level Media