Stephen Curry honors Tiger Woods’ Masters win with clever pregame shot

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.

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“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.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email him at eric.ting@sfgate.com and follow him on Twitter

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