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Golf Movie Madness: The championship match

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Hardly a “Cinderella story, out of nowhere,” it’s hardly a surprise to see “Caddyshack” in the finals of our Golf Movie Madness Bracket. Likewise, the “unfinished symphony of Roy McAvoy,” “Tin Cup” has rightfully booked passage for this ultimate voyage.

Here’s how we got here.

More directly, “Tin Cup” took down “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” The story of Roy McAvoy’s U.S. Open bid edged out the tale of Francis Ouimet’s improbable 1913 U.S. Open victory, 75 percent of the vote to 25 percent.

In the other semifinal match, “Caddyshack” topped “Happy Gilmore” 72 percent to 28 percent. The prodigious Mr. Gilmore’s tale was no match for the saga of Danny Noonan and the goings-on at Bushwood Country Club.

Now, it’s time for the final showdown.

Tin Cup vs. Caddyshack

Who wins, GolfWRX Members, securing the title of “GolfWRX members choice for greatest golf movie”? Vote below!

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  1. GhostofKenGreen

    Mar 25, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Dead Solid Perfect is the only winner here. If you think otherwise you like white belts, cart speakers, and FIGJAMs hairDO

  2. David Sims

    Mar 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Tin Cup was a golf movie, Phil Mickelson, Corey Pavin, Peter Jacobson. There was real golf.

    Caddyshack was a movie about a motorized gopher. C’Mon people wake up.

    • Gene Ebert

      Mar 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      Dead Solid Perfect was a Golf movie even more than Tin Cup. That doesn’t mean it’s a better movie than Tin Cup. Caddyshack is the best movie on this list. Just so happens to be golf related.

  3. Michaele

    Mar 25, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Shocking that anyone could choose Tin Cup over Caddyshack.

  4. Rich Douglas

    Mar 24, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Caddyshack, naturally. Of course, it’s not exactly a golf movie.

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Recently, we covered some of the best fans outfits from the 1991 Masters Tournament won by Ian Woosnam (Patron Fashion at the ’91 Masters). Now, it’s time to look back on what many call the height of all golf fashion: the 1970s.

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1974

Dave Stockton wore a beautiful yellow ensemble, which included matching white belt and shoes. If you’re going to go full yellow – this is the way to do it. Take note, 2006 Hoylake Sergio Garcia.

You don’t need the graphic to recognize the full head of hear belonging to two-time Masters champ Ben Crenshaw. His patterned polo went along very nicely with a pair of matching solid-colored pants.

Tom Weiskopf never won a green jacket, but as far as the Masters is concerned, he could easily go down as one of the best dressed throughout his career. These pants alone belong in the hall of fame.

Green always looks good on the grounds of Augusta National, and Jim Colbert showcases one of the finest ways to work the pallet. Extra points for the bucket hat.

Jack Nicklaus is arguably the greatest golfer to ever play the game, and if we only take into account Green Jackets, then he’s number 1. Jack also ranks very high as far as outfits go, and always looked classy while strolling the rolling hills of Augusta, almost always in a signature thin horizontal striped shirt.

1975

Johnny Miller is another man that never won the Masters, but it certainly wasn’t for lack of close calls. He came second in 1975 but his outfit could have been considered the clubhouse leader, thanks to a well-fit solid blue stiff-collar polo that also went well with his flowing blonde locks. Now I know I said I would leave the patrons alone for this, but I have to ask “what the heck is that pink thing on that woman’s head behind Miller on the tee box?” I’m extremely thankful this was broadcast in color.

Thanks to the signature glasses, Hale Irwin is easy to spot, and as mentioned already, green also looks good inside the ropes at Augusta. The long button closure was a telltale sign of the times and few pulled this look off as well as Hale. Also, one more patron to point out: the man in the full yellow pants, jacket, and hat (this is the outfit of the guy she told you not to worry about).

Tom Weiskopf, a towering man from Ohio, made clothing look good. His 1975 final round lilac sweater would have fit very nicely under a green jacket along with the high collar white shirt. This look was as classic then, as it is today.

1976

Raymond Floyd won the green jacket this year and the collar on his shirt could be considered a premonition for the culminating events. Raymond’s pants were also well-tailored to show off his brown and white saddle shoes.

Ben Crenshaw once again made color look good in 1976 with a striped yellow and red shirt to go along with a red belt, and yellow pants. This Texas Longhorn even coordinated his glove for the occasion.

 

*Featured image courtesy of Masters.com, and yes, that’s current ANGC chair and then amateur sensation Fred Ridley strolling the fairway with Jack Nicklaus. 

 

 

 

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