Los Angeles Rams linebacker Ernest Jones said this offseason that he’s become obsessed with golf, spending a lot of time on the course during the summer when the Rams were off. He’s not going to quit his day job of patrolling the middle of the defense any time soon, but his golf game is coming along.
Eventually, he wants to put himself to the test against one of the best pro athletes to tee it up: Warrior guard Steph Curry.
Curry just won the American Century Championship this summer in dramatic fashion and has played in Korn Ferry Tour events in the past, but Jones is confident he can take down the smooth-swinging Steph at some point.
Jones said he’s not quite as good as Andrew Whitworth yet, but give him a year and he’s gonna be in a spot to take down Steph.
“Not yet. Whitworth, he has a stick on him. Not yet I’m not there, but give me a year. It’s gonna be a problem. Steph Curry’s gonna have to see about me,” Jones said while mic’d up on NFL Network. “I want him to know right now, when I get it, I got it. And it’s gonna be over for him. I’m calling him out. I want it. I want all the smoke. I want it.”
Jones seems legitimately excited about the idea of potentially having a match against Curry set up, which sure would be fun to watch. We don’t know what Jones’ handicap is but knowing the player Curry is, he’s probably got a ways to go.
It’s fun to see Jones’ competitive juices flowing just thinking about this potential match someday.
For more on Jones’ golf game, check out the video below.