How you can help Dress for Success Quad Cities – right here!

Bill Murray tees off at the John Deere Classic

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

It was an amateur golfer that stole the show at Wednesday's John Deere Classic Pro-Am.

Comedian Bill Murray teed off at 8:45 a.m., teaming up with professional golfer D.A. Points for a nearly six-hour round at TPC Deere Run.

Not surprisingly, Murray drew the biggest gallery of the day.

"I'm not used to having this kind of crowd when I play golf, and I've been called an amateur twice by Bill. And he's exactly right. I haven't played too well because of it," laughed Russ Rerocha, a Nebraska golfer who was lucky enough to play with Murray.

The actor was a hit with the crowds, frequently pausing to sign autographs, take selfies, and rib any Cardinals fans on the course. Along the way, he kept everyone laughing -- stopping for steak on a stick and pulling female fans onto his golf cart.

The humor helped keep his teammates entertained and at ease.

"It's a little nerve-wracking. My stomach was turning this morning, but the nerves calmed down. He's a great guy, easy to play with," said Jason Luebbe. "Playing golf with him is a true honor."

The first round of JDC tournament play begins Thursday morning.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.