Best celebrity golfer momentsFebruary 9, 2018 The Scoop
From Justin Timberlake getting a slap to Barack Obama gatecrashing a wedding, Quick 9 runs down some of the more extraordinary moments in the world of celebrity golf
Celebrities and golf are a match made in heaven.
It’s a chance to see some of the world’s most glamorous stars looking dishevelled as they shank, hack and chunk their way round a golf course.
So, as the Pebble Beach Pro-Am hits our screens, it got us thinking about the world of celebrity golfers. What great moments involving celebrities on a golf course have their been down the years?
NCG delved into the celebrity golfer history books to find out…
“Bro, why would you do that?”
Avid golfer Justin Timberlake received a little bit too much encouragement from one fan at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe in 2016. The drunk yob slapped (well, it looked more of a stroke) the American singer/actor as he walked past a group of star-struck spectators.
Timberlake and his entourage stopped in their tracks as Timberlake bellowed: “Bro, why would you do that?” To his credit, Timberlake refused to press charges.
Careful with those clubs, Niall!
One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan sent social media into meltdown for tripping over on live TV.
The keen golfer was caddying for Rory Mcllory at the Par 3 contest at Augusta National in 2015 when he slipped in front of the camera. The 1D star’s little stumble made headlines across the globe – sigh, really?!
Everyone’s favourite golfing comedian
Bill Murray loves golf. He also loves entertaining golf fans. Every year at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am spectators wait with bated breath to see what antics he has store for them.
In 2016, a fan delivered a beer to the Caddyshack star on the 14th hole and the 2011 Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner duly chugged the beverage down in the middle of his round.
JT doesn’t just have dance moves
Damn… that would’ve been something special.
Phelps holes a monster
Is this or is this not one of the greatest putts you’ve ever seen? 26 handicap… yeah, right!
You’re how tall?
Here’s Gary Player pictured next to 7ft 6in former Chinese basketball star Yao Ming at the 2016 Mission Hills World Celebrity Golf Tournament.
We would love to see these two cast in a reboot of the 80s film Twins, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito.
It’s not unusual…
Who doesn’t love Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played the part of the lovable character in the popular 90s show starring Will Smith, busted out his signature Carlton Dance alongside Justin Timberlake and basketball star Steph Curry at the American Century Championship in 2015.
Obama the wedding crasher
Many couples have funny or interesting wedding stories but this one tops the lot. Stephanie and Brian Tobe were about to say their vows at Torrey Pines golf course in California at an altar overlooking the 18th green when the 44th President of the United States strolled on to the green.
Noticing Obama finishing off his round, the couple sprinted down to the green to get their picture snapped with America’s first African-American leader. Wedding pictures don’t get any better
The human chain
One of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am’s greatest moments arrived in 1987. Actor Jack Lemmon looked to attempt a shot from the edge of a cliff and his playing partners Clint Eastwood, Peter Jacobsen and Greg Norman, plus Norman’s caddie, Pete Bender, all clutched each other’s belts to prevent Lemmon from toppling over the edge.
Lemmon somehow knocked the ball back into play…but then shanked his next shot into the Pacific.