Murray to purchase scores from AT&T Pro-Am

Bill Murray sported an Elmer Fudd hat during Round 3 of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Bill Murray is about to become even more popular in Northern California.

Long after the crowds had departed Pebble Beach on Sunday following the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, workers and volunteers were busy packing up. Afternoon had long turned into evening when Adam Heieck was removing the player scoring strips from the scoreboard in the media center when who should stroll in but Murray himself.

When Murray asked Heieck what he was doing, Heieck responded that he was removing the scoring sheets so that they could be given to the Northern California Golf Association, which, in turn, planned to include them in an auction that would benefit the NCGA Foundation’s Youth on Course program. A similar effort following last year’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach raised some $15,000.

“That’s pennies,” Murray said, “and yes, the game is too expensive for kids.”

Murray let it be known that he would like to have his scores from his pro-am victory, and Heieck agreed to give them up. And the check is in the mail.

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