FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 8th, 2023
STEPHEN CURRY REPLICATES ICONIC GOLF SHOTS IN NEW SHOW “NIIICE SHOT WITH STEPHEN CURRY PRESENTED BY GENESIS” ON GOLF CHANNEL AND NBC
Four Episode Series Debuts Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel
Niiice Shot Features Appearances by Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie West, Andre Iguodala and Curry’s Swing Coach Alex Riggs
Curry and Team Replicate Memorable Shots from Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and McIlroy
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 8, 2023 – NBC Sports and Unanimous Media have announced Niiice Shot with Stephen Curry Presented by Genesis, a new four-part series featuring four-time NBA champion and scratch golfer Stephen Curry as he attempts to replicate memorable shots in recent golf history by Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy.
Niiice Shot with Stephen Curry – which will premiere Tuesday, September 12, at 9 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel – showcases Curry alongside long-time Golden State Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala, golfing icon and 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie West, and swing coach Alex Riggs. The four-episode series also includes appearances from Rory McIlroy as he shares his unique insights and perspectives on how Curry can best execute the following four shots:
- Episode 1 – Tiger Woods’ flop shot hole-out in the 2012 Memorial Tournament;
- Episode 2 – Jordan Spieth’s hole-out from the bunker to win a sudden-death playoff at the 2018 Travelers Championship;
- Episode 3 – Rory McIlroy’s eagle hole-out on the 16th hole in the 2016 TOUR Championship;
- Episode 4 – Tiger Woods’ 2-iron stinger that he employed to avoid every bunker at the 2006 Open Championship.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with NBCUniversal and bring Niiice Shot to GOLF Channel,” said Stephen Curry and Erick Peyton of Unanimous Media. “We thank Andre Iguodala, Michelle Wie West, Alex Riggs and Rory McIlroy for helping us attempt some of the most iconic golf shots in the past 20 years. A show for golf enthusiasts and novices alike, we hope it inspires audiences to get out on the course and try to recreate some of these shots themselves.”
“We’re excited to showcase Niiice Shot and bring Stephen Curry and his golf affinity to our GOLF Channel viewers,” said Tom Knapp, EVP, GOLF, NBC Sports. “Golfers of every level imagine themselves replicating memorable moments from the game’s biggest stars, and viewers will certainly be able to relate to Stephen, Andre Iguodala, and Michelle Wie West as they try their hand at these iconic shots.”
Developed by and originating from an idea of Unanimous Media’s Curry and Erick Peyton, Niiice Shot is produced by Whitney Welch of Unanimous Media and Danny Lee of CALICO.
Following is NBC Sports’ programming schedule for Niiice Shot with Stephen Curry:
|Tues., September 12||Tiger Woods’ Memorial Flop Shot||GOLF Channel||9 p.m.|
|Tues., September 19||Jordan Spieth’s Travelers Bunker Hole-Out||GOLF Channel||8 p.m.|
|Sun., September 24||Rory McIlroy’s Fairway Hole-Out||NBC||2 p.m.|
|Tues., October 3||Rory McIlroy’s Fairway Hole-Out||GOLF Channel||8:30 p.m.|
|Tues., October 10||Tiger Woods’ 2-iron Stinger||GOLF Channel||8 p.m.|
ABOUT UNANIMOUS MEDIA
Founded by four-time NBA champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry and multi-creative Erick Peyton in 2018, Unanimous Media is a multimedia company rooted in the mission to inspire and uplift audiences through authentic storytelling centered around family, faith and sports. Collaborating with underrepresented filmmakers, creators and writers across the entertainment industry, Unanimous Media is committed to championing diverse voices and bringing a lens to narratives that need to be heard. In 2021, they signed a multi-year, Global Talent Partnerships agreement with Comcast NBCUniversal – the first deal of its kind for the media giant. Through their special documentary deal with A24, Unanimous Media produced Stephen Curry: Underrated, a documentary about Stephen Curry’s rise to prominence during his 2008 March Madness run at Davidson College. The film released on July 21, receiving rave reviews with Associated Press calling it, “easily one of the most inspirational movies of the year.” Upcoming, Unanimous Media will be producing projects for the big and small screens, including the animated revival of Norman Lear’s Good Times for Netflix and 12 Days of Christmas for Amazon, and developing content across the podcast space via their first-look deal with Audible. They will also be releasing their second picture book, I Am Extraordinary, on March 12 via Unanimous Publishing and Penguin Young Readers. Additional credits include the children’s book I Have a Superpower; the Webby Award-nominated Audible series The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told; Fifteen Minutes from Home; Game on; ESPN’s Why Not Us; HBO Max’s About Last Night; Black Pop: The Power of Black Culture for NBC; the TCA nominated ABC show, Holey Moley; and the Academy Award-winning and Peabody Award-nominated documentary, The Queen of Basketball. In 2021, Unanimous Media launched Pathways Alliance, a venture to bolster diverse voices across TV, film, documentaries and podcasts. The company is based in Los Angeles, CA.
CALICO is a 100% BIPOC-owned, award-winning production company dedicated to culturally authentic + impactful storytelling through inventive filmmaking. In TV + film, CALICO has produced projects for HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Showtime, PBS, ESPN, Uninterrupted, Starz, Spotify, Complex, and more. CALICO is also an MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) certified company.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS
NBC Sports connects people to the moments that matter most and serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. As the sports division of NBCUniversal, NBC Sports presents premier content across linear platforms NBC, USA Network, GOLF Channel, as well numerous digital sites, including Peacock. NBC Sports possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, Big Ten Conference, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, Notre Dame, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLB, Tour de France, Roland-Garros, and many more. It also consists of NBC Sports Next, a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within its three groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting & Gaming.