Murray also has a famously quick wit, so it should come as no surprise that he had a retort ready when a heckling spectator badmouthed the Cubs in front of the legendary actor/comedian at the John Deere Classic Pro-Am on Wednesday.
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Wearing the same shirt he had on when he attended — and then helped clean up afterward — a Grateful Dead farewell show 165 miles away in Chicago on Sunday, Murray took to the course at TPC Deer Run for the event. On the first tee box, he got talking about the Cubs’ doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.
After pointing out a woman wearing a Cubs jersey and asking whether the gathered fans happened to see the games, a female fan in an Iowa Hawkeyes hat piped in, ribbing the "Caddyshack" star that the Cubs, who hadn’t swept a doubleheader from the Cardinals at Wrigley since 1991, "Finally won one."
The comment drew a smirk from Murray, who then told the apparent Cardinals supporter to "hang onto that Hawkeye hat," before responding as only Bill Murray can:
"The hated Cardinals," Murray said, drawing laughs from the crowd. "Satan’s messengers on Earth."
Murray also took a jab at the Cardinals’ recent hacking scandal, reminding the fan, "and then it turns out your team is cheaters, too," according to the Chicago Sun-Times, before jokingly telling off a young autograph seeker in a Cardinals hat, asking the child, "Are you a Cardinals fan? Get out of here. Rotten kid."