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A Round With...Larry the Cable Guy

Share a Round With Larry The Cable Guy
GOLF's Jessica Marksbury shares a round with comedian Larry the Cable Guy, who calls himself "golf's greatest ambassador."

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.

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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.

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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