The Monterey County Herald delivers a fun gag-by-gag account of Bill Murray's third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which was a blast for his fans even as Murray and his pro partner, D.A. Points -- who won the pro-am division two years ago -- missed the 54-hole cut.
Though he had no time for the press, Murray gave his rambunctious best to thePhoto by Getty Images
enormous crowds lining the fairways for a sun-splashed day at the AT&T
Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He limped through his round wearing a
red-and-white polka-dotted Smurf hat, a long-sleeved striped shirt, and
suspenders holding up a pair of rain pants that accentuated a burgeoning paunch.
At the 15th tee box, home of the rowdy "Club 15" cheering section, Murray
seized a giant champagne glass brimming with hundreds of golf tees and emptied
it into the gallery.
When somebody handed a football to former San Francisco 49ers offensive
tackle Harris Barton, Murray did his best to kick a field goal. The boot hooked
radically to the left, but Murray celebrated as if he'd won the Super Bowl.
After draining a short putt on the 15th green, he acknowledged the applauding
crowd first by doffing his silly-looking cap ... then by dropping the suspenders
off his shoulders ... then by opening his shirt. Mercifully, the striptease
Still the tournament's top attraction, Murray opted to walk toward every shot
along the rope barriers, signing autographs, posing for photos, tickling babies and chatting up fans.