Stephen Curry was 10 when he picked up a golf club for the first time.
"Golf's a big part of my life, and it started with my dad," the Warriors star said in his new Facebook docuseries "Stephen vs The Game,” which debuted Thursday on the social media platform.
Steph's new series highlights everything about his life past and present, and it also shows he has a special relationship with the game of golf. Some of the footage, besides baby Curry who still required a pacifier, was that of his dad, Dell, from back in the day playing a round, with commentators saying Dell swings a club like he shoots 3-pointers.
"Smooth nice and smooth," they said.
Fast forward to the American Century Championship, and Dell's still got it. And the two participate in the tournament together every year in Tahoe, with a bet to seal the deal by the time it's over.
"Nice shot, Pops," Steph said in the background as Dell took a swing.
Steph really loves his golf ... perhaps too much.
"I think I think about golf too much -- and that's a problem,” he said. “Like, during a game, yeah. The game of golf just gets under my skin.”
He'll even find himself thinking about a swing tip when he's on the Warriors’ bench.
"It's not good," Curry added. "I'm haunted by it -- that's what my wife says."
The relationship he has with golf also connects him to Tiger Woods -- someone he looks up to outside of basketball.
"I've never seen a killer instinct like that, where you know you're the best, but still searching for perfection,” he said.
And he's right. Despite winning every golf championship you can imagine, Woods always tries to improve something. It’s a trait that inspires Curry, who appreciates Tiger "never being satisfied."
It's a behavior Steph copies himself. His mom, Sonya, said there are moments when she's noticed Steph getting bored on the court. Those are the moments when she swaps looks with Dell, and they know something is about to happen.
Steph too is never satisfied and wants to change up something. And whatever he's doing, it's working for him.