Steph Curry beats Mahomes and Rodgers in first round of American Championship of the Century | Launderer report
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Despite being renowned for their abilities in their own sports, Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors are united in their love of golf.
Rodgers participated in his second golf event of the week. The reigning NFL MVP teamed up with Bryson DeChambeau to defeat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in Capital One’s The Match on Tuesday.
Along with Rodgers, Curry and Mahomes compete in the annual American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament at Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Using the modified Stableford scoring system, Curry had a fantastic first round. The Warriors superstar is seventh with a score of 21.
Curry did most of his damage over the last nine, although he was solid to start with 12 consecutive pars. The seven-time NBA All-Star made his first birdie of the day at No. 13.
Despite losing three points on a double bogey on No 14, Curry finished his tour strength with birdies on 15 and 18, giving him a total of four points.
Curry finished with a score of under 71 overall for the day. He was playing in a band with his father Dell and his brother Seth. The two-time NBA MVP has bragging rights on both, although Dell had a strong performance with 13 points to finish tied for 21st.
Seth is lower in the standings in a tie three for 36th place. The 76ers goalie birdie on the ninth hole.
Rodgers is well ahead of Mahomes heading into the second round on Saturday. The Packers star ended his day with a score of nine, seven points better than Mahomes.
Mahomes had an 85 overall, but was able to end the day on a high note with his lone birdie on the 18th par-five. Rodgers finished with two birdies and a single double bogey.
Almost everyone in the field is watching John Smoltz. The Baseball Hall of Famer, who made nine starts on the PGA Tour Champions, had five birdies, were two under in total for the day and had an overall score of 25.
Former Dallas Stars captain Mike Modano is also tied at 25 points, which is one point ahead of current Dallas Stars assistant captain Joe Pavelski and actor Jack Wagner.
Smoltz is aiming for his first career victory in this event. This year marks his 12th appearance in the American Century Championship. His best result was a tie for second in 2010. The 54-year-old finished third last year.
Mardy Fish, the 2020 champion, is downright in the game after the first day of competition. The retired tennis player is in 13th place with 18 points.