There is no evidence of a connection to golf other than the profanely humorous bit that Robin Williams did on the game (see below). But golfers (and virtually everyone else who enjoyed his comedy and films) felt a connection to Williams and were among those who took to Twitter to pay their respects in the wake of his death on Monday.
Robin Williams is gone. "Too fast to live, too young to die. Bye, bye." Thank you for your insight, wit, and humanity. Just plain brilliant.— Olin Browne (@OlinBrowne) August 12, 2014
RIP. Robin Williams. Oh Captain, my Captain. Carpe Diem. You will be missed.— Gary Player (@garyplayer) August 12, 2014
RIP Robin Williams.... He brought joy to so many people all over the world, will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) August 11, 2014
Williams’ wife Susan asked that, “as he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.” In that vein, we offer this, Williams on golf (language warning):