Here’s what Steph Curry asked Collin Morikawa after he won the PGA Championship
Steph Curry took a shot from press row. The Golden State Warriors star had walked around TPC Harding Park in San Francisco on Sunday for the final round of the PGA Championship. He had followed the eventual champ, Collin Morikawa, for a while. Curry worked his way to the microphone set up a few yards away to the left of Morikawa during his press conference and got in the first two questions.
The second was from deep.
“I’m free for the next three months if you need a caddie or replacement,” said Curry, whose Warriors are off until the next NBA season. “No, J.J. (Jakovac) is a great guy, but if you need me, I’m available.”
“Perfect,” Morikawa said. “I can’t wait. I want to see your game.”
Curry is both a golf fan and a Harding Park fan.
He started playing when he was 9, he told GOLF.com last year, his handicap has dipped as low as +1.5, and he’s competed on the Korn Ferry Tour and the celebrity tournament circuit. He’s played Harding, too. Recently, he’s been in talks with the PGA Tour to host an annual event at the course, which is just across the bay from where the Warriors play.
On Sunday, Curry was seen across Harding. At various times, he watched with teammate Damion Lee and Sean Foley, the coach of one of the tournament’s contenders, Cam Champ. On the 7th hole, he videotaped Morikawa putting.
When the tournament was over, Curry walked over to Morikawa’s press conference.
He even introduced himself.
“Yes, Stephen Curry with Underrated Media — working title, just started about an hour ago,” Curry said.
The first question was golf related.
“Question for you,” Curry started. “Coming down the stretch in the back nine of a major, everybody knows that that’s the moment that you go take it. Are you a leaderboard watcher? Did you know where you were? What’s your mindset in that moment the last two and a half hours of your round?”
Morikawa needed to see Curry’s credentials.
“Steph, you mind taking off your hat? I think everyone wants to see you,” Morikawa said. “Yeah, there you go. That’s amazing man. No, it’s fun to see you. I saw you out there on 9, and my caddie is a huge Warriors fan, I think you heard him — I’m not. I’m an L.A. boy at heart.”
Morikawa then answered Underrated Media’s questions.