Record attendance at American Century Championship

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Steph Curry stretches out his right knee on the 16th fairway at Edgewood Tahoe on Thursday.
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Steph Curry had hoped to get off to a good start on the opening day and be in the conversation at the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Although Curry had a mediocre start, he was, in fact, in the conversation of the more than 47,000 spectators — thousands wearing Golden State blue and yellow colors at the July 22-24 made-for-TV celebrity golf tournament. It was the largest weekend total attendance in the tournament’s 27-year history. On Monday, celebrities were still streaming out of Lake Tahoe — in private jets.

Mark Mulder birdied Holes 6 through 9 during the final round on Sunday, en route to a weekend-best round of 29 to win his second consecutive American Century Championship.

“I knew going into today I needed to make a bunch of birdies, and I didn’t make many putts the last few days,” Mulder said after collecting another trophy and a check for $125,000. “Today is one of those days I knew I had to. Luckily they started rolling in.”

There was drama on the final hole, which Mulder bogeyed. Former tennis player Mardy Fish missed a 12-foot putt for eagle on 18 which would have put him in a tie with Mulder.

Curry had an overall score of 28 to finish in 27th place.

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“There he is.” Young fans watch Steph Curry from behind the rope line.

Before the competition, the NBA’s reigning two-time Most Valuable Player had a warning to those in the crowd when someone asked if he would wear his mouthpiece during the competition as he does during basketball games.

“I might pull it out,” he said. “If I make a double bogey, the fans on whatever hole better watch out. I might throw it at them.”

The normally mild-mannered Curry lost his cool in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and threw his mouthpiece, accidentally hitting a courtside fan.

Curry was accompanied by his father, former NBA player Del Curry, during a round that was stalled at times behind former big-league pitcher Tim Wakefield’s group. Perhaps the slight breeze hindered the knuckleballer’s ability to keep it in the fairway. The delays provided autograph seekers a chance to get a signature for their Warriors’ jerseys and ballcaps.

“We come out every year, this time to see Curry,” said Stateline, Nevada, resident Melanie McKenzie, who wanted to get an autograph for her preschool-aged son.

Kasen Boggs, who will be a Carson Valley Middle School player on the seventh-grade team, said he sprinted across the course to catch up to Curry’s group. “We have the same birthday, March 14,” Boggs said. “I like his shooting and defense and passing.”

Curry’s golf game is pretty good, too. He displayed a long, accurate drive, had a nice chip shot on Hole 15 and his short game was decent. He nailed a mid-range putt on 17. Moreover, the three-time competitor at Tahoe was calm and poised. Oddsmakers have listed him at 6-1 to win the tourney, fourth best behind last year’s winner Mike Mulder, tennis player Mardy Fish and former Dodger pitcher Eric Gagne. The last time Curry played here, he held the lead with just 7 holes remaining.

“I don’t know how they come up with the odds; I just got off the basketball court,” Curry said. “I’m pretty confident, let’s just say that, in my game right now, for what it is. So if that means a win, then I’ll be real happy. … You assume somebody is going to play out of their mind for three days, and it’s probably one of Mulder, Gagne or Fish. I hope to be in the conversation, too.”

One of the most accurate shooters in basketball history, Curry compared his main game to his summertime hobby.

“I have much less confidence on the greens than I do on the court,” he said “But, yeah. Everybody asks if putting is like shooting free throws. Like that 6-footer for par or something like that. It has a very similar kind of mindset. And it’s just you, the ball and the target.

“A lot more variables in golf. But the biggest thing is just routine. I think that’s the biggest correlation between golfers and basketball players, is for me I really rely on my routine every single day when I get ready for games and how I prepare.”

While Curry has a shot to do well in the golf tourney, oddsmakers certainly will make his basketball team the favorite next season with the addition of 6-foot-11 all-star Kevin Durant.

“Yesterday was the first time I saw Kevin Durant in a Warrior T-shirt,” Curry said. “I like did a double-take. it was the weirdest thing ever, because it’s still kind of fresh.

“But we’re going to love having him. It’s going to be an interesting transition because it is such a different team than we had last year, and you have a guy like that with such a high caliber player, you gotta figure it out. But (with) the collective IQ we have on that squad, I like our chances. And it’s going to be fun.”

Mark Mulder walked away from Lake Tahoe with the trophy for the second-straight year. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage file 2015
Mark Mulder walked away from Lake Tahoe with the trophy for the second-straight year.
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POS NAME Money TTL R1 R2 R3
1 Mulder, Mark $125,000 74 23 22 29
2 Fish, Mardy $60,000 69 22 28 19
3 Wagner, Jack $35,000 67 27 21 19
4 Roenick, Jeremy $25,000 66 20 20 26
5 Modano, Mike $20,000 65 24 21 20
6 Gagne, Eric $17,318 61 15 20 26
7 Black, Lucas $14,879 59 17 17 25
8 Urlacher, Brian Amateur 50 19 22 9
8 Sharpe, Sterling $12,205 50 21 12 17
10 Pavelski, Joe $11,302 48 17 17 14
11 Hudson, Oliver $10,602 46 17 20 9
12 Rypien, Mark $10,086 45 15 15 15
13 Ribeiro, Alfonso $9,686 44 17 17 10
13 Lowe, Derek $9,331 44 19 13 12
13 Bachelder, Andrew $8,976 44 15 15 14
13 Rice, Jerry $8,621 44 12 17 15
17 Faulk, Marshall $8,289 43 13 15 15
18 Coleman, Vince $7,957 41 17 12 12
18 Carter, Joe $7,683 41 7 11 23
20 Gould, Robbie Amateur 39 13 16 10
21 Timberlake, Justin $7,183 35 6 14 15
22 Williams, Deron Amateur 30 16 9 5
22 Peterson, Patrick $6,683 30 12 13 5
22 Palmer, Carson $6,433 30 9 14 7
22 Millar, Kevin $6,183 30 12 10 8
26 Curry, Dell $5,952 29 7 13 9
27 Saberhagen, Bret $5,721 28 5 12 11
27 O’Neal, Blair $5,490 28 8 9 11
27 Curry, Stephen $5,259 28 7 7 14
30 Del Negro, Vinny $5,028 27 7 11 9
30 Theismann, Joe $4,797 27 2 8 17
32 Rodgers, Aaron $4,566 24 10 6 8
33 McMahon, Jim $4,416 22 12 6 4
34 Smith, Alex Amateur 21 7 1 13
35 Clemens, Roger Amateur 19 0 5 14
36 Wakefield, Tim $3,966 18 11 2 5
36 Cornwell, Lisa $3,816 18 5 8 5
36 Lofton, Kenny $3,666 18 -1 7 12
39 Janikowski, Sebastian $3,516 17 10 -1 8
40 Wells, David $3,386 16 2 5 9
41 LeMaster, Heather $3,256 15 5 4 6
42 Blake, James $3,126 14 8 10 -4
42 Oshie, TJ $3,006 14 2 9 3
44 Brown, Tim $2,886 13 12 3 -2
45 Maddux, Greg $2,766 10 11 -2 1
46 Rooney, Joe Don Amateur 9 -1 6 4
47 Miller, Bode $2,546 8 5 1 2
47 Bettis, Jerome $2,436 8 -1 6 3
47 Hoffman, Trevor $2,361 8 -1 -6 15
50 Quayle, Dan Amateur 6 7 -4 3
51 Fitzpatrick, Ryan $2,211 4 6 1 -3
52 Allen, Marcus $2,136 1 0 3 -2
53 Robertson, Willie $2,061 0 4 -2 -2
53 Tate, Golden $1,986 0 -2 2 0
55 Eruzione, Mike $1,926 -1 -5 7 -3
56 Hawk, AJ $1,866 -3 2 0 -5
56 Waltrip, Michael $1,806 -3 -6 4 -1
58 Beckett, Josh $1,746 -4 4 -7 -1
58 Baumgartner, Brian $1,686 -4 -2 -5 3
60 Riggle, Rob $1,626 -14 -5 -9 0
60 Romano, Ray Amateur -14 -17 2 1
62 Harbaugh, Jim $1,531 -17 -8 -2 -7
62 Welker, Wes Amateur -17 -11 -5 -1
64 O’Hurley, John $1,461 -18 1 -15 -4
65 Rodriguez, Ivan Amateur -19 -10 5 -14
65 Davis, Terrell $1,391 -19 -6 -6 -7
67 Iguodala, Andre $1,356 -23 -4 -13 -6
68 Green, Trent $1,321 -26 -4 -14 -8
69 Spurrier, Steve $1,286 -27 -9 -8 -10
70 Demarcus, Jay Amateur -28 -14 -6 -8
71 Flutie, Doug $1,222 -29 -8 -14 -7
72 Allen, Jared $1,192 -34 -1 -15 -18
72 Edwards, Herm $1,175 -34 -8 -16 -10
74 Bortles, Blake Amateur -38 -10 -14 -14
75 Young, Steve Amateur -42 -14 -10 -18
76 Vickers, Brian Amateur -44 -12 -9 -23
76 Smith, Emmitt Amateur -44 -10 -26 -8
78 Lewis, Marvin $1,092 -45 -12 -20 -13
79 Tappen, Kathryn Amateur -50 -16 -19 -15
80 Nealon, Kevin $1,060 -62 -18 -24 -20
81 Larry the Cable Guy, Amateur -70 -20 -26 -24
82 Barkley, Charles Amateur -100 -36 -32 -32
83 Jones, Chipper $1,000 -13 -5 -8 WD
84 Wambach, Abby Amateur -14 -14 WD
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Photographs and a pinecone in Steph Curry’s gallery.
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Steph Curry gives Tahoe his best shot
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Curry chips onto the signature 17th green.
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Curry reacts after sinking a putt for par.
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Five-year-old Ashton Smit of Ripon, California brought his people to Tahoe.
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Ten-year-old Warrior fan Summer Baker of Porta Madera, California, shows off her homemade shirt.
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Kasen Boggs shares a birthday with No. 30.
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All right, Mr. Curry. If you want to get to the tee, you’ve got to come through me.
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Success! Steph Curry signs an autograph during a delay in the action.
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Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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