NOONAN! Caddy from Caddyshack wants to real-life caddy in the U.S. Open


The 120th U.S. Open Championship in golf will take place this year at Winged Foot Golf Club over in Mamaroneck, New York (you thought Wisconsin had weird town names) starting September 14th through the 20th.

Like many too many sporting events, fans will not be allowed to attend. But someone who is not a pro but a fan of the sport wants to go - as a caddy. And millions upon millions have seen him caddy before.

His name is Michael O'Keefe, and if you're unfamiliar, he played Danny Noonan in Caddyshack, the legendary golf movie from 1980 that people still quote regularly on courses everywhere. Now 65, O'Keefe played the role of Noonan in 1979 when they filmed the movie. He based his experiences in part on being a golf caddy in real life on Winged Foot, the course where the U.S. Open will take place this year, back in 1971 and 1972.

O'Keefe said, "Now, almost a half-century later, I’m ready to take my caddying to the next level. I’m serving notice that I’m available for, interested in and worthy of carrying a bag for any professional (or amateur) in the field at this year’s U.S. Open.”

He talks about that, his audition for Caddyshack, and more in this interview in Golf.com. You can watch some of the interview here.

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