To quote the greatest golf movie ever made: “It’s in the hole!“
On Saturday, Caddyshack icon Bill Murray returned to the green, but he wasn’t playing smart-mouthed groundskeeper Carl Spackler. Instead the 71-year-old actor finished out his third round as a competitor in the 2022 Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a trick shot you have to see. Although, crucially, he did not see a thing.
In a clip posted to the PGA Tour’s Twitter, Murray’s shot comes just six seconds in and is preceded with so little fanfare you’d be forgiven for missing it at first. Sidling up to his ball, Murray stares into the distance before effortlessly sinking the shot while facing away from the hole. This is known interchangeably as a “no-see” or “no-look” putt.
“It’s going in,” an announcer begins, before the crowd erupts into cheers. “Of course, it’s in! He’s Bill Murray!” Murray then flings away his putter, before moseying away with a well-earned smirk.
Nailing the no-look isn’t Murray’s first big moment at Pebble Beach. Hollywood’s reigning Duke of Deadpan has become a mainstay highlight of the tournament over the years, with a PGA compilation video combining some of his most noteworthy moments caught on camera. This includes helping pro-golfer D.A. Points clinch a win in 2011.
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Murray first competed in 1994, at which time he not only brought a baseball bat onto the green but also pulled a scoring judge’s hair. Since then, he’s worn countless silly hats and cracked just as many jokes. On Thursday, Murray led the crowd in an impromptu rendition of “Happy Birthday” to honor fellow 2022 golfer Chris Stroud.
Some aren’t a fan of Murray’s antics, but hey — gophers aren’t fans of Caddyshack either.