At one point during Thursday’s foray into tournament golf, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hit a tee shot less-than-perfectly. His ball still found the fairway, prompting one Web.com Tour pro in his group, Martin Trainer, to say, “Hey, good shot.”
Curry muttered in response, clearly displeased.
“He was not having any of it,” Trainer said later, smiling. “He was upset, just because he’s very competitive. He’s a perfectionist.”
This begins to explain how Curry scrambled, scraped and stitched together an impressive opening round at the Ellie Mae Classic in Hayward. He shot 1-over-par 71, thanks to the equivalent of a spirited, fourth-quarter rally.