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Curry's invite controversial with pros

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News that two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry will compete in the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic in August on an unrestricted sponsor exemption sent the golf world into a frenzy on Wednesday.

And that includes several pros, who fired off some passionate opinions both condemning and supporting the Golden State Warriors star's inclusion in the event.

Curry himself took to Twitter to explain why he accepted the invitation and what his expectations for the week are.

But some pros weren't feeling it, claiming Curry being in the field takes away a spot that should go to someone trying to work their way up in the world of professional golf.

Update: Wednesday June 28, 7:53PM

McCoy clarified his tweet after some time to reflect.

Of course, the reviews weren't all negative, as some big-time names such as Billy Horschel, Jason Dufner and Justin Thomas tweeted their support for Curry.