R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his successful rival's girlfriend.
Cheech Marin disliked golf until he joined this film, later having become an avid player of the game.
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy:
I got time for a quick bucket?
US Open Starter: Tee it up.
Romeo: Man, it took awhile to get you off the floor this morning, hoss. And may I say you don't handle the hooch like you used to.
Romeo: Oh yeah, I saw this hole on TV. Just hit the big dog the hell up the chute.
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: No, ...
The U.S. Open golf tournament was depicted as broadcast by CBS. At the time of the film, the Open was broadcast by NBC. To date, CBS has never broadcast the Open, and will not until at least 2027, when the current contract (held by Fox) expires.
At least one network television version adds a scene just before the U.S. Open, in which Roy and Romeo are almost kept from entering due to their shabby clothes and winnebago. David Simms then shows up, "heroically" points out that Roy's name is misspelled on the roster, and they all enter... but Roy's winnebago causes a considerable amount of (unintentional) property damage due to its height. But this makes Romeo's surprised observation in the next scene that David is present less understandable.
$10,128,834 18 August 1996