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Bill Murray Launched a Golf Clothing Brand

C Flanigan
Bill Murray

Because Bill does what Bill wants.

What is it about Bill Murray? 

The oddball actor is a universally beloved Hollywood icon, mostly because he acts like he couldn't care less about being a universally beloved Hollywood icon. So we were simultaneously overjoyed and a tad surprised to learn that Murray, 66, had leveraged his celebrity and launched his own line of men's golf clothing.

Called William Murray Golf (because only full names are fancy enough for golf), the line is comprised of polos, button-ups, golf shorts, hats and tees, all inspired by "the world's most irreverent golfer, Bill Murray." And you can bet his Caddyshack alter ego, Carl, would approve.

As to be expected from the man, the myth — the Murray — this isn't your grandfather's stuffy golfing attire. Even the brand's logo has a bit of playful side, featuring the actor's silhouette tossing a golf club over his shoulder.

The collection was created in collaboration with Murray Brothers and Resignation Media, owner of humorous website The Chive. The full range won't be available until Oct. 20, though select pieces ($32-$75) are already available online.

According to Resignation Media's John Resig, we unfortunately won't be seeing Murray popping up in ad spots anytime soon. "Bill is not going to be out there doing commercials for us," he told Golf Digest. "But he is going to sneak up to you as the life-bomber he is, pat you on the shoulder and say, 'Nice shirt.'"

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