Dedicated Team Keeps Grounds Ready For Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Round three of the 75th Wyndham Championship kicked off Saturday, and hours before the first golf pros made it to Sedgefield Country Club, another team of pros was already hard at work.

The Sedgefield grounds crew works year round to keep the course in good condition for members, as well as pros on the PGA Tour.

Every morning, the crew comes in for a meeting at 4:45 a.m. They're out on the course by 5 a.m. taking care of fairways, bunkers, and greens. The crew finishes the first wave of course prep and heads home around 9 a.m. Then they're right back at the course around 5 p.m. each evening to do it all over again.

It's hard work, but what pushes this crew, is that fact that it's never satisfied.

"I'm a little bit hard on myself," said Keith Wood, grounds superintendent at Sedgefield. "[I'm] a bit of a perfectionist, and so is my staff... So there's a lot of critiquing we do among ourselves to get better because we're always striving to be the best."

Wood and his team are excited to see the course in action on the PGA Tour, but what they're most excited about, this week, is the forecast. Wood says this could be the first time in seven years the Wyndham could go without seeing any rain during match play.


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