NBA megastar gate crashes PGA press conference

NBA superstar Steph Curry has crashed Collin Morikawa's first media conference as a major winner, following the 23-year-old's stunning victory at the PGA Championship.

Despite fans being banned from this year's tournament, Curry was in attendance in an unspecified capacity, although he is the face of sportswear brand Under Armour, who sponsor a number of golfers.

Curry himself is a keen golfer, having played on the secondary tour via sponsor invites.

Not content with simply following Morikawa during the round, Curry popped up at the winner's media conference as well.

"Can you identify yourself and your media outlet, sir?" the moderator said, to giggles from Morikawa.

"Ah yes, Stephen Curry with under-rated media, a working title, I only started about an hour ago," Curry replied.

Morikawa's trophy mishap

He proceeded to ask Morikawa a serious question, enquiring as to whether he kept his eye on the leaderboard during the closing stages of the championship.

"Steph, you mind taking off your hat?" Morikawa replied.

"I think everyone just wants to see you. Wow, that's amazing.

"I saw you out there on (hole) nine, my caddie's a huge Warriors fan, I think you heard him.

"I'm not!"

Morikawa clarified that he did keep a close eye on the leaderboard on the back nine, saying that he wanted to know exactly where he was at.

"Quick follow up," Curry said.

"I'm free for the next three months if you need a caddie."

Steph Curry at the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.

Curry's Golden State Warriors were running last in the Western Conference when the NBA was suspended due to COVID-19. With the season resuming with a trimmed-down 22 teams, the Warriors were eliminated from the competition, stopping the former league MVP from entering the bubble in Orlando, Florida.

The 32-year-old's appearance at the PGA Championship has caused a ripple of discontent among golf fans on social media, with many questioning why he was allowed to attend when spectators were locked out of the TPC Harding Park course in San Francisco.

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