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The Best Celebrity Golfers



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    Today out at Medinah Country Club, the pomp and events kick off with a celebrity scramble. Yeah, it's about as goofy as you'd think. Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Michael Phelps, and George Lopez (he's a celebrity?) join Chicago legends Ernie Banks, Richard Dent, Stan Mikita and Scottie Pippen is bothering the captains of each team for a round. Chances are, no one's going to have any idea who Stan Mikita is. But that's ok.

    Anyway, we thought it woudl be fun to list the top celebrity golfers. You already know who the top one is.

    5. Charles Barkley - Perhaps no bad golfer has gotten more attention for being a bad golfer than Sir Charles, except for maybe Dorf. A swing that makes everyone feel better about theirs, even if you've never played the game. Charles obviously loves the game so much to continually go out there with his "Am I sure I want to do this?" hitch, and listen to the many, many barbs he must deal with on a daily basis. But hey, could there be a better spokesman for the sport? If you're that bad at it and still can't give it up, there must be something to it.

    4. Justin Timberlake - He's got all the money in the world, can spit out any record that every girl under the age of 25 will snap up within seconds without even trying, dates actresses and supermodels as if they had to take a number, gets movie roles even though he can't act, is impossibly good-looking, and he's a good golfer. Someone shoot this guy already.

    3. Michael Jordan - Probably the reason Barkley tries so hard. No one is as dedicated to the game as MJ. We've all heard the stories of him cramming in over 40 holes during his off-days in the playoffs. We know about the alleged gambling debts from the game. And he's still not even that good at it. But if you need to find him, you'll probably find him on a golf course.

    2. Alice Cooper - A rock god who is a scratch golfer and actually a spokesperson for a club manufacturer. I guess you can't always be climbing 50-foot spider webs and walking around with a horse-whip.

    1.  Bill Murray - Whatever "celebrity" category you're doing, Bill Murray probably wins it. Sure, he can be a ham, but it's sincere. He may grab all the attention, but only because people love him that much. He just needs to stand there with that blank look on his face and everyone laughs. My favorite story about Murray, and it doesn't really matter if it's true or not, is a friend of a friend was standing on a Manhattan street corner waiting to cross. All of the sudden a pair of hands cover her eyes. When she turns around to see what's going on, it was Murray who told her, "No one's ever going to believe you." And then he walked off. The man wins at life.