Honda Classic keepers of the greens work hours for perfection at PGA National

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - It takes hours of work by agronomy crews to keep the look of PGA National constant throughout the Honda Classic tournament.

The maintenance all starts with watering. PGA National manually waters only the spots that need it.  Crews say this method saves water and time opposed to a sprinkler system.

A lot of time is also spent on repairing the grass with all the feet walking on it for days.

Workers spend hours walking the course, filling divots. Mowers are also used to level grass to tour specific levels and cut in criss-cross sections for the diamond pattern look.

"The tens of thousands of spectators that are all following the golfers around have their backs to us and they never even hear us or see us or realize what's going on. So we're the keepers of the green, no details is overlooked," said Lukus Harvey, PGA National Agronomist.

It takes 75 workers in the morning and another 75 at night just to repair the course for each day of the tournament.

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