Bill Murray at pebble beach in 1996

Bill Murray at The Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 1996

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The year was 1996 and Bill Murray was, as always, in his element on the golf course. At one point during the pro-am, he went over to one of the little ice cream coolers and asked a little boy if he wanted an ice cream. He reached in to the cooler and tossed one to the boy. He did the same for a little girl. Then he asked an attractive young woman if she wanted an ice cream. He reached in to the cooler and tossed her a frozen fish! The crowd, of course, roared.

But my favorite “Bill” moment was when he was walking off one of the greens with a reporter next to him with a microphone in his face. As they passed me by I heard her ask “What do you think of the new Kevin Costner movie, Tin Cup, which came out this year?” Bill’s deadpan reply: “Well, I still think I was in the best golf movie ever made.” Very few people heard this exchange, but I and my buddies did and had a good laugh later that night.

This was the year – the only year – that the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was cancelled due to weather.

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