Stephen Curry’s UNDERRATED Golf tour recently launched this month, holding five events this summer at the country’s most elite golf courses. The UGT wrapped its first event at Cog Hill Golf Club, just outside of Chicago. Wickenburg Ranch was the second stop on the UNDERRATED Tour, where 30 young boys and girls aged 12 to 18 teed up. Lauren Rios captured first place in the girls’ division at Wickenburg Ranch Golf Course with a 135. The tour will continue at the Golf Club of Houston and Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course.
Stephen Curry recently celebrated his first NBA Finals MVP award and his fourth NBA Championship with Golden State Warriors. Now, the NBA star is inspiring a new generation of young athletes with the launch of the UNDERRATED Golf Tour, and the most recent stop was right here at Wickenburg Ranch.
The tour is an extension of Curry’s UNDERRATED brand, established in 2019 with a mission “to empower underrated and underrepresented individuals all over the world.” The brand was founded with a focus on basketball and is now extending its efforts to golf. The all-expense paid tour aims to provide a platform and feeder system for minority junior golfers to succeed and be recognized regardless of race, gender, or class.
“Wickenburg Ranch is thrilled to partner with Stephen Curry and the UNDERRATED Golf initiative in hosting the 2022 Arizona Tour stop,” said Wickenburg Ranch Director of Golf Steven Outlaw, PGA. “Wickenburg Ranch is dedicated to providing opportunities for all individuals to grow their love of the game of golf. We applaud Mr. Curry for developing and funding the Tour and fully support UNDERRATED Golf’s mission of increasing participation numbers among competitive golfers from diverse communities.”
The top 24 boys and girls will advance to the series-finale “Curry Cup” on August 28-30 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. In the coming years, UNDERRATED Golf will continue to grow the participant pool of players who currently represent the vast majority of today’s golfers.