Bill Murray might just be the most interesting man in the world. Along with being an avid golfer and international comedy/film star (sometimes even playing golf in his movies), Murray is impossible to predict — famously crashing college parties, hanging out at karaoke bars ’til the wee hours of the morning, and making snow angels in the bunkers of Pebble Beach Golf Links with unsuspecting old ladies. It’s easy to understand why, when Murray speaks, people listen.
In case you missed it, Bill Murray finally did an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit. Among the many things that Murray admitted to or expounded upon was an experience with a fan through the classic golf comedy “Caddyshack,” and his love of playing golf, especially in Ireland and Hawaii.
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“My favorite place to play golf is in Ireland. That’s where my ancestors come from, and it’s the most beautiful country to play golf in,” Murray said. “And when you come as a guest to play golf you are treated like a king.”
Murray then talked about playing in Hawaii with Scott Simpson and a group of guys from the island, and doled out some wisdom about playing golf and gambling.
“When you play with great players, you play better, it just elevates your game,” he said. “A high tide raises all boats, you’ve heard that one?”
Murray said of the round, “They couldn’t believe I could putt, and that I didn’t choke. I played so well, I won $50. Winning $50 playing golf? That’s money.”
Beyond his playing of the game, Murray also told the story about an encounter with a fan who got more than just a laugh from his film, “Caddyshack.”
“I met one person who said, ‘I couldn’t find anything to cheer me up and I was so sad. And I just watched ‘Caddyshack,’ and I watched it for about a week and it was the only thing that cheered me up,” he said. “And it was the only thing that cheered me up and made me laugh and made me think that my life wasn’t hopeless.”
Murray closed the story by saying, “I know I’m not saving the world, but something in what I’ve learned how to do or the stories that I’ve tried to tell, they’re some sort of representation of how life is or how life could be. And that gives some sort of optimism. And an optimistic attitude is a successful attitude.”
Murray continued his Reddit AMA, answering questions about anything and everything at length and promoting his new film, “The Monument Men,” making the night — nay, the lives — of those who, like myself, worship at the altar of Bill Murray.
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