Steph Curry is so good on the basketball court that he's inspiring other athletes to perform at their best.
Following his victory Sunday at the Zurich Classic, Justin Rose gave plenty of the credit to his caddie, Mark Fulcher, and to the Golden State Warriors' point guard.
Rose and Fulcher attended Game 3 of the Warriors-Pelicans NBA Playoffs series on Thursday and drew on those experiences over the weekend en route to Rose's seventh career PGA Tour victory.
"I felt like I had gone cold in my round," Rose said. "I started off hot, had gone cold and [Fulcher] said, 'Come on, just remember Steph Curry.' He went cold, but he kept wanting the ball. He kept shooting threes. He kept believing in himself. That was our mentality."
That mentality helped spur Rose to play his final 56 holes at TPC Louisana without a bogey and a whopping 30 holes on Sunday in 10 under. He and CBS Sports' Peter Kostis in their post-round interview went on to compare Rose's final birdie putt on the 72nd hole to a buzzer-beating three-pointer.
"And today, again, we kind of used that analogy," Rose said. "That’s what great athletes who you look up to do. In big moments, they want the ball. They make big shots and big putts and that’s kind of luckily what I inspired myself today to do."
For the record, Curry and the Warriors went onto sweep the Pelicans, 4-0, in their first-round matchup. Referring to Curry, Rose laughed: "I hear he’s a pretty good golfer, too."