Mardy Fish Wins Celebrity Golf Tournament Featuring Canelo Alvarez, Steph Curry
Mardy Fish is known for his efforts on the tennis court, climbing as high as No. 7 in the FedEx ATP Rankings and winning six ATP Tour titles. But the American showed his prowess for another sport this past weekend: golf.
The 38-year-old won the American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament with the $600,000 purse going to charity. Fish competed against superstars from throughout the sports world, including Stephen Curry, Jerry Rice, Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Canelo Alvarez.
“This is the least amount of golf I've played going into one of these things, so maybe there's something to that. Maybe there's something to riding in the cart with no caddie, maybe,” Fish said. “But maybe I was just due for a win here.”
The three-day event is based on the Stableford scoring format, in which players are awarded points depending on how they score on a hole compared to their handicap. In normal golf scoring, Fish shot a 63 on Saturday to put himself in great position for the win.
“I can hit it with most people. And then if I can make some putts, I can play really well,” Fish said. “I didn't light it on fire today or the first day. So I had one great day, but it was enough.”
Former World No. 4 James Blake also played the tournament, finishing in a tie for 26th.