February 13 2011
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.— D.A. Points may have just made the shot of the tournament, holing it from 100 yards for eagle on the challenging 14th hole to take sole possession of the lead at 14 under.
The shot was spectacular. The celebration that followed was more of a spectacle, though, as Points ran over to his amateur partner, comedian Bill Murray, and leapt into the air for a chest bump. He jumped too soon, though, and his feet hit the ground before the two men connected.
Even so, Points has talked all week about how much he’s enjoyed playing with Carl Spackler’s alter ego. He says he’s seen “Caddyshack” more than 5,000 times and Murray is his dream partner. The comedian has kept him loose all week, and the 14th hole was no exception.
The eagle also put the two men on top of the pro-am leaderboard. Murray has never won the pro-am portion of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. -– Helen Ross