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"A Case of The Yips" is the eleventh episode of ninth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundredth twenty-fifth episode of the series. It first aired on January 25, 2016.


When a golfer searching for his lost ball in the woods disappears, Murdoch and Crabtree find the man dead and buried in quicksand. Murdoch starts playing golf to gain insight into the investigation, and he quickly becomes hooked.

While the team tackles the case of a murdered golfer, Murdoch takes up the game as part of his investigation. Inspector Brackenreid warns Dr. Ogden will lose her husband to the sport.

Character Revelations

  • While investigating a golfer's murder, Murdoch becomes obsessed with the game and invents his Swing Arc Perfection Device.
  • George Crabtree requests to be taken off the case because he hates Roger Newsome. He feels bad even thinking it, but he can't pretend it's not true: "I hate the way he acts and the way he speaks and the way he laughs. I hate his little bow tie and his stupid face..." 
  • Brackenreid believes that "golf is a curse."
  • Miss James cures George's ear aliment with a home remedy she learnt from her mother.
  • Dr. Ogden cures Lyon of The Yips.


Historical References

  • This episode takes place in Toronto 1903 – the Edwardian Era (1901-1910) a the time in which King Edward VII rules the British Empire.
  • George Seymour Lyon (1858-1938) was a Canadian golfer, an Olympic gold medallist, an eight-time Canadian Amateur Championship winner, and a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
  • At the 1904 Summer Olympics, two golf events were contested – men's individual and team tournaments. The competitions were held from September 17, 1904 to September 24, 1904.
  • The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, was an International multi-sport event which was celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, from August 29 until September 3, 1904.
  • George Franklin Grant (1846-1910) was the first African-American professor at Harvard. He was also a Boston dentist, and an inventor of a wooden golf tee.



Main Cast

Yannick Bisson as Detective William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Dr. Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Inspector Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris as Constable George Crabtree

Recurring Cast

Mouna Traoré as Rebecca James
Cyrus Lane as Roger Newsome

Guest Cast

Kevin Jubinville as George Lyon
Steve Cumyn as Devin Sanders
Daniel de Santo as Alan Driscoll
Jimi Shlag as Wilbur Benedict
Mark Weatherly as Virgil Graydon
Sweeney MacArthur as MacIver
Daryn McIntyre as James Benedict


Murdoch Mysteries Season 9
"Nolo Contendere" • "Marked Twain" • "Double Life" • "Barenaked Ladies" • "24 Hours Til Doomsday" • "The Local Option" • "Summer of '75" • "Pipe Dreamzzz" • "Raised On Robbery" • "The Big Chill" • "A Case of The Yips" • "Unlucky In Love" • "Colour Blinded" • "Wild Child" • "House of Industry" • "Bloody Hell" • "From Buffalo With Love" • "Cometh the Archer"
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