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Big crowds follow Murray at John Deere Classic Pro-Am

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The crowds had a pretty good reason to show up early for the John Deere Classic this year. Hollywood star and Illinois native Bill Murray spent Wednesday hacking up the course during the Classic's Pro-Am tournament, leading big galleries around Deere Run.

Murray, wearing the same shirt he donned at a Grateful Dead concert just 3 days ago, spent the morning clowning around, conversing with fans, signing autographs, while playing a bit of golf along the way.

The Caddyshack star, who played with long-time friend and PGA pro D.A. Points, certainly seemed to enjoy his day in the Quad Cities.

"I like the course. I liked it. It suited me. I think I could tear it up someday," Murray joked, "I like it very much. The course is in great shape considering you got 71 inches of rain 2 days ago.

Wednesday's affair, as usual, was a bit low-key. Things become a bit more serious on Thursday when round one of the John Deere Classic tees off.

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