Actor Bill Murray, whose character Carl Spackler waged war on a gopher in the 1980 golf comedy 'Caddyshack,' plays the second round of the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif., on Feb. 11. Zuma Press/Newscom/File
Actor Mark Wahlberg watches his shot to the par 3 second hole during the second round of the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at the Tournament Players Club in Lutz, Fla., in 2009. Mr. Wahlberg started The Mark Wahlberg Celebrity Golf Tournament, all proceeds of which benefit the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for inner city youth. Cliff Welch/Icon SMI/Newscom/File
Actor Samuel L. Jackson of 'Pulp Fiction' fame plays out of a bunker on the 2nd during the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Kingsbarns, Scotland, in 2010. Mr. Jackson, one of the highest grossing actors in Hollywood, has a clause in his film contracts that allows him to play golf during production. Zuma Press/Newscom/File
Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, and actor Justin Timberlake swings his Diablo Octane driver at CityParks Junior Golf Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 25. Mr. Timberlake is a six handicap and scores in the 70s on a regular basis. He hosts a PGA Tour event in Las Vegas, and his coach, Butch Harmon, taught professional golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Jason Decrow/PR Newswire/Newscom/File
British actress Catherine Zeta-Jones tees off on the second day of the Mission Hills Star Trophy golf tournament at the Mission Hills Golf Course in Haikou on the southern Chinese island of Hainan in 2010. Ms. Zeta-Jones has said she plays golf with her husband, actor Michael Douglas, to strengthen their relationship. Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom/File
Actor Greg Kinnear putts on the St. Andrews Old Course on the second day of the Alfred Dunhill Links championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 2009. Mr. Kinnear has joked that he is going to invent an electronic golf ball finder. Derek Blair/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom/File
British actor Hugh Grant hits a shot during the second day of the Mission Hills Star Trophy golf tournament at the Mission Hills Golf Course in Haikou on the southern Chinese island of Hainan in 2010. Mr. Grant has joked that he is 'embarrassed' to be a golfer and that his obsession with the sport has usurped his other interests. Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom/File
Actor Morgan Freeman tees off in the BMW Championship Pro-Am Golf Tournament at the Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Il., in 2007. Mr. Freeman has called golf a 'spiritual journey,' telling Newsweek in 2007, 'It's the never-ending quest for betterment.' Jim Sulley/Newscast/Newscom/File
Actor Andy Garcia plays at the 4th Annual Lopez Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic held at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Feb. 5. Mr. Garcia, who started playing when he was 12, was ranked among Golf Digest's 100 best celebrity golfers, along with his 'Ocean's Eleven' co-stars Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and George Clooney. FayesVision/WENN.com/Newcom/File
Actor Will Ferrell plays at the 14th Annual 'Cancer for College' golf event at the Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, Calif., in 2007. The funnyman hosts an annual charity golf tournament, the Will Powered Golf Classic, which benefits 'Cancer for College.' Zuma Press/Newscom/File
Actor Dennis Quaid plays at a celebrity golf tournament benefiting FDNY charities at the Lake Success Golf Club in Great Neck, N.Y., in 2002. Mr. Quaid lends his name to the annual 'Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend,' a golf tournament in Austin, Texas that attracts numerous celebrities, with the proceeds split among local children's charities. Ronald Asadorian/Splash News/Newscom/File
Just before his reelection, Benjamin Netanyahu said that there would never be a Palestinian state as long as he is prime minister. Now, amid a widening rift with the White House, the Israeli prime minister's allies say that the statement was an observation, not a pledge.
Benjamin Netanyahu's allies acknowledged on Sunday that his election-eve disavowal of a Palestinian state had caused a rift with the White House, but blamed U.S. President Barack Obama's unprecedented criticism on a misunderstanding.