Steph Curry launches Underrated Golf for underrepresented players

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is launching a free golf tour for underrepresented players.

The Golden State Warriors recently celebrated their fourth NBA championship in eight years with a parade this week after beating the Boston Celtics in six games in the NBA Finals. Stephen Curry has won his first NBA Finals MVP award of his career. Now he is taking steps to help increase diversity in golf.

Curry started Underrated Golf alongside the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), which is a free golf tour for underrepresented players to address the lack of diversity in golf.

“Less than 2% of [junior] golfers are people of color,” Curry said, h/t Countryside. “And our tour provides a platform of fairness, access and opportunity for boys and girls who want to play and compete with the best AJGA players today.”

Steph Curry Launches Underrated Golf to Increase Diversity in Golf

The first event of the tour will take place this week in Cog Hill near Chicago, Illinois, where 60 players (30 boys and 30 girls) between the ages of 12 and 18 will participate.

This will be the first of four events on the Tour, all of which will take place on courses where PGA Tour events have taken place. The other three courses are the Wickenburg Ranch in Arizona, the Houston Golf Club in Texas and the Copperhead Course in Florida.

The top performers from each tournament (12 boys and 12 girls) will compete in the “Curry Cup” at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Additionally, each tournament will be all expenses paid for each participant (travel, food and accommodation) and travel will be provided for parents. Additionally, golf club maker Callaway will provide the equipment to players who need it.

“This tour opens doors for underrepresented young golfers to show off their skills and play on some of the most revered courses across the country – where they can discover new greens and inspiring views – while improving their techniques and strategies at sides of like-minded players,” Curry said, h/t Countryside.

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