Jake Owen and Steph Curry. While it might not seem like they have a lot in common, they will soon have some pretty significant common ground.
Like Curry this past season, Owen will be teeing it up at a Web.com Tour event in 2018. The country music start will play in the 2018 Nashville Golf Open via a sponsor invite.
Owen is not only one of the top country musicians, having sold millions of albums, he is also a regular on the celebrity golf circuit. He teed it up this past week alongside tournament host Davis Love III at the RSM Classic pro-am and has been Jordan Spieth’s partner the past three years at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
While this will be his first foray in going up against the pros, he will certainly be expected to have a lot of local crowd support. The event will is being held in his hometown and benefit the charitable foundation of PGA Tour pro Brandt Snedeker.
“I am truly honored to have this opportunity to play golf with guys whose work ethic I admire so much, like my buddy Brandt Snedeker,” Owen said in a release. “I know how hard everyone works to get to play in these (Web.com Tour) tournaments. I’m really grateful, and I can’t wait for this week in May 2018 to get here.”
Just like Curry, Owen’s invite is an “unrestricted” sponsor invite and he will retain his amateur status.