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Actor Bill Murray conquers DEAN & DELUCA Pro Am at Colonial

Caddyshack hero, actor Bill Murray, played the Pro Am with Jordan Spieth Wednesday.
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Caddyshack hero, actor Bill Murray, played the Pro Am with Jordan Spieth Wednesday.

The field for the 2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational will not be set until May 19, and Masters champion Sergio Garcia has yet to commit, but the tournament has tentatively bagged a pair of far bigger names than Tiger, Phil or John Daly.

With all due respect to Sergio, we are talking Grade A, red-carpet, Hollywood stars who are in the works to show up in Fort Worth next month. We are talking about one of the most important figures in the history of golf, and arguably its finest caddie. We are talking about one of Hollywood’s leading female stars.

Per a source with the Dean & DeLuca tournament, actor/comedian Bill Murray and actress Cameron Diaz are in the works to appear at the Pro-Am on Wednesday, May 24. Tournament play is May 25-28.

So Colonial Country Club has that going for them .... which is nice.

Actor and Caddyshack hero Bill Murray paused on the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Pro Am course to do some good natured flirting with Carol Parker, a Colonial member.

This is not finalized, but the tournament has its “fingers crossed” on both appearing, according to the source.

Murray, who is an avid golfer, played with Jordan Spieth last year during the Pro-Am and was arguably the biggest hit of the entire event.

Diaz is a well-known active athlete who is adept at surfing as well as playing golf. Per the highly reliable Southern California Golf Association, Diaz is “ranked” as the 26th-best golfer in Hollywood. Per Golf Digest, Diaz took to the game when she was dating Justin Timberlake.

In the past, the tournament has also landed actor Matthew Goode to participate in the Pro-Am. But putting Murray and Diaz together on the same course would be ... well, a “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. It looks like a mirac... It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”

Jordan Spieth and comedian Bill Murray discuss their round at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational Pro-Am at Colonial Country Club

Jordan Spieth, defending champion at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, sees his name on the Wall of Champions at Colonial Country Club for the first time Monday. Spieth is joined by Colonial club president Rob Hood. Video by Jimmy Burch

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