Bill Murray back on the First Coast

Bill Murray talks fashion and other topics with reporters during a charity golf tournament in Green Cove Springs.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Bill Murray and his brothers are in town this weekend for the Murray Brothers Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament. Golfers teed up Thursday at River Bend Golf Links for the Pond Charity Golf Classic. This tournament kicks off the start of the Murray Brother's tournament.

Money raised from this weekend will go to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. So far, the Pond has allowed $440,000 to be donated to public safety organizations along Florida's First Coast.

"You meet a lot of people, you meet thousands of people and you hear stories of what life is like for people. Some people have it worse than others and if you're doing okay, you're sort of obliged to connect with other people and do something, whatever you can," says Bill Murray.

One person benefitting is Wesley Johnson. He is a veteran of the Army National Guard. Thursday he received a trackchair. A few years ago he was in a bad car accident and is now quadriplegic. With this chair, Johnson will be able to do the things he once was able to do with ease like hunt and hike in the woods.

"People come out, they contribute some money, and you see something wonderful happen like, like that really cool snowmobile that that guys got to drive in, I don't know why he has a snowmobile in Florida but what an amazing wagon he's got to roll around in. And that's some sort of token re-payment for what he gave," says Murray.

Mayor Alvin Brown joined Murray in declaring Thursday John Muilenburg Day. Muilenbur is 102 years old and started playing golf at just 82. He spent his whole life as a minister and missionary in China, the Philippines, and Haiti.

Murray also created a stir on Twitter with his colorful Pabst Blue Ribbon pants.


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