Actor Bill Murray and partner D.A. Points won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this weekend.
It was a first for both men: Points's win was his first on the PGA Tour and garnered him a two-year exemption as well as a trip to this year's Masters; and it was Murray's first amateur title, so the Ghostbusters star whose love of golf is well-documented will finally have his name on the wall below the first tee at Pebble Beach.
Points, a former University of Illinois golfer, grew up in Pekin, IL. idolizing Murray for his famous role as Carl Spackler in the comedy Caddyshack, as well as his respected golf game, and was excited to have Murray as his partner for the tournament.
When the going got tough, such as on the 16th hole when Points faced a six-foot putt for par and Murray a much longer putt, Points was able to joke with his partner, saying The crowd would be really happy if you could make that. The gallery laughed, and though Murray missed, Points was able to collect himself and sink his putt for par.
It totally took me out of the moment for just enough to kind of help bring me back to life a little bit, Points said.
All in all, it was a Cinderella story for sure, but hardly out of nowhere.
This is lighter news for Murray, as the last time he cropped up, he was allegedly haranguing a Green Bay Packers fan at this year's NFC Championship Game.