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Hollywood golfers

Published 1245 GMT (2045 HKT) August 16, 2013
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Samuel L. Jackson plays a tee shot during the Shooting Stars charity event at England's The Grove Hotel course in June 2013. John Phillips/Getty Images for Shooting Stars Benefit/file
The Pulp Fiction actor is one of the most prolific golfers on the celebrity circuit, and has it written into his movie contracts that he can play twice a week. Tom Dulat/Getty Images/file
Jackson rates musician Kenny G -- seen here are the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2011 -- as the best amateur golfer he has played against. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/file
Bill Murray, left, talks with swimming legend Michael Phelps (right). The veteran actor made one of the most famous golf comedy films with 1980's Caddyshack. Getty Images
Murray, like Jackson, is a longtime regular on the celebrity golf circuit. Here he pretends to steal the Ryder Cup at the Captains & Celebrity Scramble at Medinah in 2012. AFP/Getty Images
Adam Sandler (right, with fellow actor Don Cheadle at a PGA Tour pro-am event) will always be remembered in golfing circles for the 1996 film Happy Gilmore. He played a failed ice hockey player who changes careers -- with maverick moves copied by real-life hackers around the globe. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/file
1996 was a big year for golf movies, with Kevin Costner -- here playing at the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -- starring in the hit Tin Cup alongside Rene Russo. Stuart Franklin/Getty Image/file
The Legend of Bagger Vance, released in 2000, starred Will Smith (left) in the title role as caddy to Matt Damon's character (right). David James/Newsmakers/file
Hollywood mogul Michael Douglas and his actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones are both keen golfers. Scott Halleran/Getty Images/file
English actor Hugh Grant has played in pro-am events such as ithe Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. Andrew Redington/Getty Images/file
Shock rocker Alice Cooper has swapped his snakes and chains for colorful golf clothing in events such as the Bob Hope Classic in La Quinta, California. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images