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Share a Round With Larry The Cable Guy
By Jessica Marksbury
Thursday, February 11, 2016

The blue-collar comedian discusses his bromance with Boo Weekley over a frosty glass of…water?

I admit it: I did not expect to be drinking water with you today.

We're drinking water now, but later we'll get lit! [Laughs] I'm not a big drinker, but I enjoy a nice scotch, like a Macallan 12, when I have a cigar.

We're here today to talk some golf. You love the game.

I am golf's greatest ambassador!

How did you become a golfer?

I [used to] hate golf. And then about six years ago, I ran across Boo Weekley. And Boo is my type of guy. He's a Florida boy, and he wears camouflage out on the course. So I started watching him, not because I love golf, but because I love Boo. And then I met him one day and we got to be buddies. And he sent me a set of clubs, and I started playing, and I got hooked. And within six months, I had spent about $30,000 on golf stuff. [Laughs] Now it's pretty much all I do.

Larry The Cable Guy celebrates a putt during the Diamond Resorts Invitational at The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point in Wintermere, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
Orlando Sentinel

You were invited to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am last year. What was that like?

That was one of the funnest things I ever did. You've got all these people watching, so you get nervous, and I'm afraid I'm going to shank it and hit someone in the head. I think I'm the only person in the history of the event to go sleeveless [on the course] at Pebble. So I've got that going for me.

Yes, but have you seen what Bill Murray has worn some years?

Yeah, that's the thing. I didn't think [the organizers] would be too hard on me. But I don't think he's ever gone sleeveless. Although he did wear a full Ghillie suit one time. [Laughs]

Golf and comedy go hand in hand. Got a favorite golf joke?

There's a ton of them! But the problem is, you can't tell any of them in a family setting.

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