Hollywood’s top 100: our ranking of the top celebrity golfers right now from the world of film and TV

Lisa Furlong


Our ranking of the top celebrity golfers right now from the

world of film and TV


1. Dennis Quaid 1.1 Improved from 4.5 to 1.1 in

four months

2. Thomas Gibson 4.3 “Dharma and Greg” to “Criminal


T3. Matt Craven 4.5 Recent role: “Assault on

Precinct 13″

T3. Tom Dreesen 4.5 Comedian hosted for ill David


T3. Chris O’Donnell 4.5 “Scent of a Woman” and “Robin”

6. Samuel L. Jackson 4.9 Most improved since our 2001


7. Randy Quaid 5.9 Working a lot, not playing

much golf

8. Craig T. Nelson 6.9 Shows in syndication; more time

to play

T9. Mark Wahlberg 7.0 One of the few celebs at

Wilshire C.C.

T9. Hugh Grant 7 Member at one of U.K.’s best:


11. Jack Wagner 1.0 Why not No. 1? Soap star says

he’s a 10.

12. Kevin Sorbo 7.2 “Hercules” and “Andromeda”

13. Kevin Dillon 7.3 Matt’s brother stars in

HBO’s “Entourage”

14. Luke Wilson 7.4 Plays at Bel-Air with Pete


15. Bill Murray 7.5 Pebble fave keeps Index on

East Coast

16. William Devane 7.6 “Knots Landing” star an AT&T


T17. Bruce McGill 7.8 D-Day in “Animal House”

T17. Aidan Quinn 7.8 Harry Vardon in ’04 Bobby

Jones film

T19. Peter Gallagher 8.0 Plays often,but focused

on “The OC”

T19. Matthew McConaughey 8.0 With Pacino in “Two For the


21. Don Johnson 8.1 Latest TV show was “Just Legal”

22. Kyle MacLachlan 9.0 “Twin Peaks” guy plays in

Dunhill Links

23. Andy Garcia 9.1 Won AT&T with Paul Stankowski

in ’97

24. Kurt Russell 9.2 Herb Brooks in “Miracle” plays

in Hope

25. Greg Kinnear 9.8 “Stuck on You” co-star playing

a lot

T26. Joel Gretsch 10 Bobby Jones in “Bagger Vance”

T26. Richard Karn 10 Al in “Home Improvement”

T26. Richard Kind 10 “Spin City” alum; hangs with


T26. Scott Wolf 10 “Party of Five” to “Everwood”

30. Robert Wagner 10.1 Bel-Air mainstay still making


31. Kevin Costner 10.8 Turned 50 in January; Champions


32. James Caan 10.9 Godfather’s “Sonny” now

on “Las Vegas”

33. Eric Close 11.2 Stars on CBS drama “Without a


T34. David James Elliott 12 Carl the moving guy in

“Seinfeld” and “Jag”

T34. John O’Hurley 12 “Peterman” is “Dancing With

the Stars”

T34. Tea Leoni 12 With Jim Carrey in “Fun With

Dick and Jane”

T34. Sylvester Stallone 12 Plays often at MountainGate

in L.A.

38. Jack Nicholson 12.2 Top name in upcoming Scorsese


39. Ray Romano 12.6 With “Raymond” over, game


40. Dennis Farina 13.2 “Law & Order” star

41. Clint Eastwood 13.5 At age 75 he’s working, not


42. Larry David 13.6 “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star

loves golf

T43. Michael Chiklis 14 Won Emmy in ’02 for “The


T43. Cheryl Ladd 14.0 Charlie’s Angel wrote book

about golf

45. George Lopez 14.2 A hit on ABC and with AT&T


T46. Peter Falk 14.3 Columbo is 78, still making


T46. Joe Pesci 14.3 Plays most rounds at Lakeside

T48. Cheech Marin 14.4 Costner’s caddie in “Tin Cup”

T48. Peter Weller 14.4 RoboCop plays often at Riviera

50. Haley Joel Osment 14.8 “The Sixth Sense” kid now 17

years old

51. Michael Douglas 14.9 Monty’s partner in ’05 Dunhill

Links win

T52. Dennis Franz 15.0 Det. Andy Sipowicz on “NYPD


T52. Will Smith 15.0 Friends say he’s better than

a 15

54. Dennis Haysbert 15.2 “24” president would play Bush


T55. Malcolm McDowell 16 O.B. Keelerin Bobby Jones movie

T55. Kevin Nealon 16 Former “SNL” regular on “Weeds”

T55. Adam Sandler 16 Plays in Sony Open pro-am in


T55. Martin Sheen 16 “The West Wing” president

59. Robert Loggia 16.8 Boss Frank Lopez in “Scarface”

60. Keith Carradine 17.5 Half-brother of David

(“Kung Fu”)

T61. Sean Connery 17.9 Keeps handicap at Lyford Cay in


T61. Kevin James 17.9 “King of Queens” out at

Bel-Air, in at El Cab

T63. Michael Keaton 18 “Mr. Mom” and “Batman”

T63. Judd Nelson 18 “Breakfast Club” bad boy

T63. Michael O’Keefe 18 Danny Noonan in “Caddyshack”

66. Dennis Hopper 18.1 Friend of tour player Tommy

Armour III

67. James Woods 19.1 Made hole-in-one in Bel-Air


T68. Don Cheadle 20 Oscar nominee for

“Hotel Rwanda”

T68. Christopher McDonald 20 Shooter McGavinin “Happy


T68. Eugene Levy 20 “American Pie” dad; “Best

in Show”

71. PaulMichael Glaser 20.2 Starsky chairs Pediatric-AIDS


72. Mike Connors 20.4 Mannix turned 80 this year

73. Tom Poston 20.7 Steve Allen show; made first

ace at 80

T74. George Hamilton 22 Tanned while playing with

Pres. Clinton

T74. Gary Sinise 22 “CSI:NY” lead played in AT&T

in ’05

T76. Joe Mantegna 23 “Joan of Arcadia” star working

on films

T76. Andy Richter 23 Former Conan sidekick now


T76. Richard Schiff 23 Won Emmy for “The West Wing”

79. Mel Gibson 23.6 Sherwood member rarely

breaks 100

80. Catherine Zeta-Jones 24 Plays with hubby Douglas,

often in Bermuda

T81. Chevy Chase 25 Cult hero of greatest golf

movie ever

T81. George Clooney 25 Plays rarely and doesn’t talk

about it

T81. Kelsey Grammer 25 Frasier once beaned a woman

with a shot

T81. Arnold Schwarzenegger 25 Governator has playing

privileges all over

85. Tim Allen 30.4 Hasn’t posted sub-100 score

since ’98

T86. Billy Crystal 36.0 Member at Riviera; plays



T86. Russell Crowe 36 * “Gladiator” star joined

Australian club

T86. Cameron Diaz 36 * Boyfriend Timberlake got her

into game

T86. Brad Garrett 36 * “Raymond” TV brother can’t

break 100

T86. Patricia Heaton 36 * “Raymond” TV wife now hooked

on golf

T86. Ben Stiller 36 * “Meet the Parents” star

interested in lessons

T86. Nicole Kidman 36 * Spotted at Royal Sydney in



T86. Pierce Brosnan 36 * “Bond” star has played in

Malibu, Hawaii

T86. Matt Damon 36 * Doesn’t play well or often

T86. Heather Locklear 36 * Plays in Michael Douglas’ event

T86. Dennis Miller 36 * Struggled in Lake Tahoe

celeb event

T86. David Spade 36 * Has shown a little interest in

the game

T86. Sharon Stone 36 * Got her clubs from Callaway


T86. Bruce Willis 36 * Likes to hit balls off back

porch in L.A.

100. Tom Cruise 36+ ** Never seen anymore at Bel-Air


NOTES: Handicaps were determined in a number of ways: the U.S.

Golf Association’s Golf Handicap and Information Network, state

associations, the actors, publicists, friends and playing partners.

Handicaps without decimal points are unofficial estimates.

* Handicaps assigned based on the USGA recommended maximum of 36.4

(40.4 for women).

** If you’ve seen him play lately, call us.

Lisa Furlong, Craig Bestrom and Steve DiMarco

Photographs by Getty Images. Map by John Corbitt.

Stars by Chris O’Riley

COPYRIGHT 2005 Golf Digest Companies

COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning

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