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“Love Golf so Much, I’d Go Play Tiger (Woods)”: Going a Little Overboard, 25YO Austin Reaves Challenges Stephen Curry & 47YO Golf Legend

Published 09/27/2023, 1:24 AM EDT

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After stamping his authority in the international space, Austin Reaves pulls out a over the top high jinks. The Los Angeles Lakers‘ rising star produced scintillating performances in the FIBA WC 2023. Even though the Team USA had a disappointing exit, Reaves built a good reputation with his game play. While everything seems to be going on the right track for the Hillbilly Kobe, he recently pulled off a boisterous act. He called for an open challenge against Stephen Curry and golf legend Tiger Woods.

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Golfing is one of the many popular hobbies for the NBA stars. But only a very few stars take the sport seriously. For instance, Michael Jordan and Steph. Notably, the Golden State Warriors superstar recently won the ACC celebrity golf tournament, beating 90 celebrities. The superstar’s effort also included a hole-in-one. While the NBA world considered Steph as the best golfer, Austin Reaves thinks otherwise. Let’s find out more.

Reaves scripts a potential golf game with Stephen Curry and Tiger Woods


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In the latest episode of The Lowe Post with Zach Lowe, Austin Reaves spoke about various aspects of sports and his career. Not to forget, he made his take on the recent Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce dating rumors. While it went all good for the Lakers star, Lowe put forward a trick question and Reaves fell for the bait.

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Zach Lowe asked him to name the best golfer in the NBA. The 25-year-old said, “Me,” without giving it a thought. Following that, the ESPN analyst tried to shed on how his answer might have an impact on Stephen Curry‘s fans. The Lakers’ star calmly said, “Sure, I know.” Lowe further reiterated that he has called for an open challenge. Reaves added, “I am down to play golf whenever wherever against anybody… I love golf so much that I’ll go play Tiger.”


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Importantly, he clarified that he doesn’t have any expectations winning that game.

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Furthermore, Lowe highlighted that Reaves already pitched a television show for the ESPN. Above all, he also revealed an interesting golf story about the Baby-faced Assassin. 

Steph’s golf expedition

Following the open challenge frolics, Reaves revealed Steph’s golf outing during the 2023 playoffs. The Warriors took on the Lakers in the 2nd round, which the Dubs unfortunately lost in game 6. However, in between game 4 and 5, the Lakers star witnessed Steph having a go at the golf park in San Francisco, said Reaves in the same podcast. Meanwhile, on the other hand, the 47-year-old Tiger Woods is currently recovering from his ankle injury. Moreover, the retirement rumors about legend have been making rounds in the sports world. Importantly, there hasn’t been any official about it and his caddie Joe LaCava revealed that the legend doesn’t have any plans for retirement, reported Mirror.


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Shahul Hameed


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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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