Bill Murray’s never been a golfer or even a caddie, but apparently, playing one was quite enough for him to receive this honor. For his role as Carl Spackler in the golf classic Caddyshack, he and his five brothers will be inducted as official members of the Caddie Hall of Fame today at a private dinner following the BMW Championship Pro-Am. Before that though, they enjoyed a spot of golf at the Conway Farms Golf Club in their home state of Illinois.
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Murray’s character in the film is an insane gopher-hating greens keeper who was based off of the five brothers’ experiences in the Indian Hill Club in nearby Winnetka, where they grew up. His brother, Brian Doyle-Murray co-wrote the script and played caddie master Lou Loomis while John Murray also appeared in the movie and Ed Murray often played rounds with Michael O’Keefe during filming.
The Caddie Hall of Fame awards individuals who’ve used their caddie backgrounds to gain success and help better the lives of others. We suppose Carl Spackler and his antics must have given everyone lots of laughs.