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Breaking: Bill Murray Puts On A Show During Celebrity Golf Tournament

Just when I thought I had this mild-mannered, seemingly normal Bill Murray fellow figured out he goes and pulls a stunt like this: behaving oddly on a golf course. Yep, it be true. During his 11th annual Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament at the World Golf Village last Friday, Murray golfed without shoes – without shoes! But the insanity did not end there. The avid golfer and star of Garfield upped the ante when he picked up his dear friend Jane Pauley…while she was on the golf course! That guy is bonkers! If there is one thing that we have come to expect from Bill Murray – particularly while he’s golfing – is an even-keeled, level-headed approach to the great game.

His unpredictable behavior aside, Murray is very proud of what he and his brothers have accomplished with the tournament, including raising more than $2 million for the children of northeast Florida.

Via The Florida Times-Union:

“I love coming back here each year for this tournament,” Murray said while driving his golf cart around the greens and tees at The King & Bear course in St. Augustine. “There’s a lot of work that goes into putting on a golf tournament like this, not that I do a lot of the work.

“You need to have a lot of people help you. We’ve done some good things because of the tournament. We’ve raised a lot of money, there are no complaints, and I think everyone enjoys being here.”

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit Florida School for the Deaf & Blind Summer Academies. Good for the Murray Brothers, and do you know what? I’ve learned that you can be an utter goofball on a golf course and still perform good deeds. Knowledge is power and now I have it. Which is nice.

Bill Murray holds court again at Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament [The Florida Times-Union]