Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld) #5
Ok, Kramer (Michael Richards) was not a professional golfer - he wasn't even an amateur competitor. However, some of Kramer's more memorable moments involved golf. From the infamous round with "Stan the Caddy" to the tee incident involving a potentially murderous former pro baseball player to driving golf balls into the ocean, Kramer was quite the duffer.
Shooter McGavin (Happy Gilmore) #4
Easily the most popular golfing antagonist. Shooter (Christopher McDonald) is the best golfer on tour, and knows it. As seen by his famous finger-gun celebration. He also does not like the way protagonist Happy carries himself on the course, or how popular he has become with golf fans. Basically, Shooter is a weasel, who will do anything he can to win - and make others look bad in the process.
Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy (Tin Cup) #3
Kevin Costner has taken aim - quite successfully - at baseball, football and even cross-country roles. However, one that should be celebrated is his turn as a former golf prodigy who has dropped the game to run a crappy Texas driving range. Ultimately, he gets back into pro golf, trying to qualify for the U.S. Open. While Roy has the physical talent, his mental game needs some refining, but he's still an easy character to support.
Happy Gilmore (HappyGilmore) #2
This might be Adam Sandler's best comedic role. It's also one the casual golfers can appreciate, and like to imitate quite often. How many times have we've seen duffer take a running start to hit the ball off the tee or do the "bull dance" when hitting a great shot or sinking an important putt. Plus, how many people can go toe-to-toe with the great Bob Barker.
Ty Webb (Caddyshack) #1
His wry wit, subtle sarcasm and nonsensical advice are what we find most endearing about Ty Webb (Chevy Chase). Mr. Webb, as Danny Noonan liked to call him, is actually a pretty good golfer. He's a fan of night putting and hitting the links while blindfolded. He's apparently a self-made man, and owns a lumber yard. Though he's not sure where it's located. While Happy Gilmore gets a lot of attention, Webb is the ultimate golf nut job.