Hamilton preps for Suzuka in unique way: Golfing with Stephen Curry

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Lewis Hamilton’s life outside of racing is fascinating and often a topic of conversation, and it’s interesting to see what things he comes up with when he’s not wheeling his latest Mercedes chassis.

A case in point is what Hamilton’s done today, a handful of days before the Japanese Grand Prix: go golfing.

Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be news. And even today, this barely is news.

Except for the fact Hamilton posted on his Instagram story that this was his first round of golf in three years, and he had an interesting player alongside with him: Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry.

Before arriving in Suzuka, Hamilton took a detour to the Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China, where Curry and the Warriors are set to play two exhibition games Thursday and Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Shenzhen Universiade Center.

Curry, donning Hamilton’s helmet, saddled up to a tee for a shot… but didn’t exactly nail the follow-through.

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And here’s NBCSN’s tweet on it.

Kevin Costner as Roy McAvoy’s line from Tin Cup noting that golf is one of the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at it may apply here.

Hamilton and Curry, each who can lay claim to being the best at their actual disciplines, resume in competition this weekend – Hamilton in Suzuka and Curry in Shenzhen.