J.R. Smith on Fred Couples’ ‘Humbling’ Praise of His Golf Game: ‘Thank You so Much’ | Bleacher Report
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Former NBA guard J.R. Smith received
praise from longtime PGA Tour star Fred Couples for the development
of his golf game.
Smith, who plays college golf for North
Carolina A&T, represented Team USA in the Icons Series, a match-play event featuring athletes from around the world. Couples was the
The two-time NBA champion responded Saturday on Twitter to
a clip where Couples singled him out as the biggest surprise of the
Couples, the 1992 Masters winner,
guided the U.S. to a victory over Team ROTW (Rest of the World),
which was captained by four-time major champion Ernie Els at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.
LeBron James, who played alongside
Smith with both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers,
shouted him out Saturday for the continued success away from
Smith, 36, last played in the NBA with
the Lakers during the 2019-20 season before shifting his focus to
Along with golf, he signed with
Complexity, an esports gaming organization, in November.