Bill Murray leads Pebble Beach crowd in rendition of "Happy Birthday" for PGA Tour pro
The reported offers to play for a Saudi-backed new golf league have dominated headlines this week. A reported $30 million(!) for Ian Poulter. A reported $135 million(!!) for Bryson DeChambeau. And Dustin Johnson just laughing about the amount of cash they're throwing at him. But all the money in the world isn't worth the experience you can get at Pebble Beach this week. The Bill Murray experience, that is.
OK, so some golf fans may find his act tired. They're totally lost, though, and I'd refer them to this great column on Murray's longtime Pebble presence by Golf Digest's Joel Beall. But even if you're sick of watching his on-course antics on TV, I think we can all agree it would be pretty cool to tee it up with the legendary actor.
D.A. Points has been fortunate enough to find that out over the past decade-plus with the two bonding over their AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am win together in 2011. But fellow PGA Tour winner Chris Stroud found out on Thursday that there can be great benefit to just being a part of Bill's group.
As Stroud went to hit his opening tee shot at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Murray interrupted the first-tee starter to let everyone know it was Stroud's birthday. Before leading the gallery in a (quick) rendition of "Happy Birthay." Check it out:
Pretty darn cool. Some migh say that's a PRICELESS moment. Take that, Super Golf League!
Turns out, this is Stroud's 40th birthday to boot. And while he probably would have always remembered what he did for his big four-oh, we're pretty sure it just became a lot more memorable.