Bill Murray not only played a golf caddie in the 1980s classic Caddyshack, he was one in real life, too. On Wednesday it was Bill Murray–and not his Caddyshack character Carl Spackler–who was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame.
Murray and his five brothers actually worked as caddies at the Indian Hill Club course in their hometown of Winnetka, Illinois, during their younger years. Now they are all members of this elite group. Bill Murray’s brother Brian Doyle-Murray co-wrote Caddyshack, which is loosely based on their experiences at the course.
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In addition to Murray, the film starred Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, and Rodney Dangerfield.
Bill Murray and his five brothers were inducted into the Hall of Fame after they competed in the BMW Championship pro-am at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois on Wednesday.
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The Caddie Hall of Fame was created in 1999 by Dennis and Laura Cone and the Professional Caddies Assocation, but the Western Golf Assocation took it over in 2011.
Besides Bill Murray and his brothers, other inductees include Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Old Tom Morris.