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Tiger Woods won his first Masters Tournament in 14 years on Sunday, and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry honored the golfer with a special three-pointer ahead of the team’s second game against the Los Angeles Clippers in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
During warmups, Curry pretended to hit a basketball with an imaginary golf club, then picked up the ball and hit a corner three while standing on one leg.
After making it, he turned and mimicked the fist pumps Woods made after sinking his final putt on the 18th hole on Sunday.
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After Woods’ stunning victory, Curry tweeted congratulations to the 43-year-old golfer.
“Greatest comeback story in sports!” he tweeted. “Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!”
Unfortunately for Curry, his tweet accidentally reminded Cleveland Cavaliers fans of that time the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead to the Caves in the 2016 NBA Finals.
“Nah 3-1,” one fan tweeted.
“Are you sure about that??” wrote another fan who attached a picture of a smiling LeBron James after Game 7.
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