'Caddyshack' Star Michael O'Keefe Volunteers to Caddie at U.S. Open

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Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray in 'Caddyshack' (1980).

"If not now, I may never have another chance!" says the actor in his pitch.

I like you, Betty.

Caddyshack star Michael O'Keefe, who played Danny Noonan in the beloved 1980 comedy classic, on Thursday volunteered his caddying services for the upcoming U.S. Open.

The now 65-year-old actor wrote a lengthy piece for Golf.com in which he laid out why he was the man for the job, which included how he grew up 15 minutes away from Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, the 2020 site of this year's U.S. Open. He also caddied there in 1971 and 1972, the actor noted.

"Now, almost a half-century later, I'm ready to take my caddying to the next level," O'Keefe wrote. "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. Why now? If not now, I may never have another chance! I’m 65 and not getting any younger, though my wife tells me I’m still devilishly handsome."

O'Keefe played lead Danny Noonan in the beloved Harold Ramis-directed sports classic, which starred a number of powerhouse comedic actors, including Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray and Ted Knight, among others.

O'Keefe admitted that in his youth he "wasn't the best caddie in my time," but says he knows his way around the course well now and is willing to give advice to whichever golfer gives him a shot.

"A bit more about myself: I am a good person, and father to a 7-year-old boy, Aidan," the actor wrote in his pitch. "I can punctuate sentences with the clarity of an English major, and I exercise daily. I may be 65, but I act like I’m 30. Or, at least, I train like I’m 30, an age at which I was still acting out in demonstrably destructive ways."

The U.S. Open begins Sept. 17.