Every year John Deere touts its John Deere Classic in Moline, Illinois. And why not? The tournament has been a mainstay on the PGA Tour since 1998. John Deere also recently announced that it will continue as the title sponsor of the tournament through 2023, which will mark 25 years.
But this year the tournament was extra special in that Bill Murray, known in golf maintenance circles as “Carl Spackler,” played in its pro-am July 8 at TPC Deere Run, where the John Deere Classic is also held. Murray played with D.A. Points’ group. In 2012, Points and Murray teamed up to win the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Murray is a native of Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where he caddied during his teenage years.
Murray burst onto the national scene in 1976 when he joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Of course, he is perhaps best known for his role as assistant superintendent Spackler in “Caddyshack.”
Murray is known for his crazy outfits on the course and his fun approach to the game, especially with the crowd.
He did not disappoint during the John Deere Classic’s pro-am.