Yahoo! US golf expert Brian Murphy hails the day that it became cool to quote Caddyshack at bill Murray on a golf course.
For 30 years, whenever bill Murray showed up on a golf course, nobody with any shred of credibility wanted to be that Guy. You know, that Guy who says, when Murray walks within earshot: “big hitter, Lama!” You know, that Guy who says, when Murray is over a putt: “It’s in da hole!”
That Guy. that Caddyshack-quotin’, Spackler-worshippin’, cannonball-droppin’ guy who tells Murray when he walks down a fairway: “Heavy stuff won’t be coming down for a while. I’d keep playing.” that Guy who makes you slap your forehead if you’re near him, as you agonise at such geeky behaviour.
Heck, Chris Farley built an entire ‘Saturday Night Live’ character around the idea of the over-worshipping fan, playing the zealous talk-show host who only wanted to recount great moments in his guests’ careers. Farley was mocking that Guy, people.
And yet, the most amazing thing happened on the shores of glorious Pebble Beach this past weekend: Carl Spackler broke free.
As if waiting decades to shower unmitigated love on Murray for creating one of the most beloved characters in the history of sports films, every golf fan – and yes, Jim Nantz and