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A Cinderella story: Bill Murray, brothers inducted into Caddie Hall of Fame



September 16, 2015

Earlier this summer, we petitioned golf to induct Bill Murray into its Hall of Fame. That wish has come true.

Sort of.

Murray, in Chicago to play at the BMW Championship pro-am, and his five brothers were enshrined in the Caddie Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. Murray famously starred in the 1980 comedy Caddyshack, which was written by his brother Brian Doyle-Murray. The movie was based on the shared looping experience of the Murray boys at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Illinois, which is near this week's tour venue at Conway Farms.

While Caddyshack has become synonymous with golf -- seriously, when's the last time you played a round without someone quoting that film? -- it is far from Bill's only contribution to the game.

Murray, cited numerous times in our 44 Hilarious Golf Moments list, is a regular at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He co-authored a golf book with George Pepper, and briefly helmed a Comedy Central golf documentary with his brothers.

Hell, even when he gets arrested, it's related to the sport.

With their induction, the Murray brothers join the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Old Tom Morris, Gene Sarazen and Chick Evans (the namesake of the famed Evans Scholarship for caddies to go to college) in the Caddie Hall of Fame.

So they got that going for them. Which is nice.