Murray, 65, has an acerbic wit and it’s often hard to tell when he’s kidding and when he’s being serious.
The incident unfolded at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday (Feb. 10) and went viral after a video of the club-throwing incident was posted on Twitter by someone at the tournament.
Murray was participating in a hole-in-one contest on the par-three, seventh hole, when he apparently nailed a bad shot from the tee. He paused for a moment to follow the shot. Then, he tossed his club down the fairway.
The comedian, an avid golfer, was goofing all over the course, so the club-throwing incident may have been parody. But, obviously, club throwing is not acceptable golf etiquette.
The real fireworks started afterward. Murray and other celebrities retreated to Vesuvio, a well-known celebrity watering hole in Carmel, Calif, near the famed golf course.
Murray was reportedly chilling on the hot spot’s rooftop lounge when two fans started taking photos of him, according to gossip site TMZ.
He reportedly exploded at the fans, grabbed their cell phones and threw them over the railing, shattering them on the ground.
Murray reportedly became irritated because the fans were using a flash and were less than 10 feet away. Vesuvio owner Scott Pepe insisted the star was not drunk.
The fans were irate enough to call the police, but Murray had already hightailed it out of the restaurant, according to the gossip site.
He later agreed to pay for the phones. In exchange, the fans declined to press charges, TMZ reported. Scott has reportedly now banned photos in his restaurant.
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— Mike McAllister (@PGATOUR_mikemc) February 10, 2016