A look back: Pro-am celebrities included Bob Hope, Bill Murray and Mike Ditka Jul 8, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Plenty of famous celebrities have played in the pro-am of the Quad-Cities professional golf tournament through the years. Hope McMahon.jpg Tournament host Ed McMahon and Bob Hope do an interview in front of Circa '21. Quad-City Times file photo trebek.jpg Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was part of the 1986 pro-am. Quad-City Times file photo McMahon Morley.jpg Ed McMahon (left) chats with former champion Mike Morley at the 1979 tournament. Quad-City Times file photo Wiebe Nelson.jpg Television personality Craig T. Nelson played in the same group with pro Mark Wiebe in the 1987 pro-am. Quad-City Times file photo don nelson.jpg Former Rock Island basketball star returned to his home area for the pro-am in the 1980s. Quad-City Times file photo Hope Stockton.jpg Bob Hope chats with Dave Stockton during the 1977 Ed McMahon Quad-Cities Open pro-am. Quad-City Times file photo Buffalo Bob.jpg Buffalo Bob Smith, famous as the host of the Howdy Doody Show, played Oakwood Country Club. Quad-City Times file photo jenner.jpg Bruce Jenner appeared at the 1979 pro-am, just three years after winning a gold medal in the Olympic decathlon. Quad-City Times file photo bradshaw.jpg Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback played in the pro-am in the 1980s. Quad-City Times file photo jdc sullivan.jpg Blind entertainer Tom Sullivan (right) actually appeared in the pro-am one year along with host Ed McMahon. Quad-City Times file photo jdc unitas15446020150701141223_001.jpg Legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas came to the Quad-Cities for the pro-am in 1978. Quad-City Times file photo jdc poston15445820150701141134_001.jpg Comedian Tom Poston (right) played with Fuzzy Zoeller in the pro-am one year. Quad-City Times file photo jdc lc15445620150701141042_001.jpg Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood joked with local golfer Patti Lee in the 1985 pro-am. Quad-City Times file photo jdc jordan.jpg Iowa basketball player Michael Payne (left) and Iowa coach George Raveling (right) walked the course with Michael Jordan (middle) as he played in the 1985 Lite Quad-Cities Open pro-am. Quad-City Times file photo jdc erving15445420150701140944_001.jpg Julius Erving, aka Dr. J., played in the pro-am in the late 1980s. Quad-City Times file photo jdc ditka.jpg Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka putts during the 1983 pro-am. Quad-City Times file photo jdc davidson.jpg Oakland Raiders icon Ben Davidson played in the pro-am in 1985. Quad-City Times file photo jdc boog.jpg Baltimore Orioles slugger Boog Powell was one of many sports celebrities to play in the pro-am at Oakwood Country Club. Quad-City Times file photo Note 3 Bill Murray, left, shows off a trophy with an image of the Dalai Lama on it while being interviewed by the Golf Channel during Wednesday’s John Deere Classic Pro-Am at TPC Deere Run in Silvis. Matt Dahlseid, Quad-City Times Murray photo Everyone had their cell phones out trying to get shots of Bill Murray during Wednesday's John Deere Classic Pro-am. Don Doxsie, QUAD-CITY TIMES Murray and couple Bill Murray chats with Emilie Minteer and Michael Lawrence before playing the fourth hole Wednesday at TPC Deere Run. They are getting married in 2017 and invited Murray to attend the ceremony. Don Doxsie, QUAD-CITY TIMES 070815-jdc-jc18 Spectators and fans surrounded comedian Bill Murray at last year's JDC pro-am. Jeff Cook, QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO 070815-jdc-jc13 Comedian Bill Murray watches his tee shot during Wednesday’s pro-am at the John Deere Classic in Silvis. Jeff Cook, QUAD-CITY TIMES 19870715 Handwritten on front: Craig T. Nelson with Stacy Heitmeier, 6, of West Burlington, Iowa. Wednesday, July 15, 1987. (Photo by Larry Fisher/Quad-City Times) Larry Fisher 19849719 Herve Villechaize, who plays "Tattoo" on television, signs autographs at Oakwood Country Club. Published July 19, 1984. (Photo by Harry Boll/Quad-City Times) Harry Boll 1979 Ed McMahon and Tom Sullivan. Sullivan is an entertainer, singer, actor, author, motivational speaker and writer. (Photo by Harry E. Boll/Quad-City Times) Harry E. 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