Celebrity Pro-Am Profile: Bill Murray

Name: Williams James Murray

Claim to Fame: Movie star, Cast member of Saturday Night Live

Handicap: 7.2

Connections to Golf:

– A regular at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which he won in 2011 with partner DA Points

– Grew up caddying at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Ill. outside of Chicago  

– His most famous golf role, Carl Spackler in Caddyshack, was supposed to be a one-scene role that turned into much more

– Spackler’s character was Murray’s interpretation of a traffic cop in New York City

– Hosts the annual Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament at the World Golf Hall of Fame 

Golf Quote: “(Caddying) was an extraordinary education for me. I learned a lot from men, made men, who had the wherewithal to be the members of a country club and have a young boy carry their things for them while they walked around. You learned a lot about how you wanted to be treated. And you learned how to treat people by seeing how these people treated you. The thing was show up, keep up and shut up. That’s what a caddie is supposed to do. People who treated you that way — OK I was capable of doing that. I could caddie for 18 holes and say virtually nothing. I could also engage in a real conversation with someone who was more of a humanist or human being. But I did learn how to treat people as well as I do. I learned a lot of it in golf.”

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