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Showers fail to slow down final round of TPC Sawgrass

Fans and players dealt with the elements at TPC Sawgrass.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — It was a dreary Sunday at TPC Sawgrass. You could see fans with ponchos, rain jackets and umbrellas around the course as showers sprinkled throughout the day.

To some fans, it felt like Ireland for the final round of TPC Sawgrass.

But that did not stop fans from coming and seeing golf’s best complete for The Player’s Championship.

“Packed a raincoat, hat, golf umbrella -- fingers crossed we’ll be good to go,” one fan said.

Fans and players dealt with the elements at TPC Sawgrass.

Golf fans like Jenna Snyder know the pros don’t like the precipitation.

“Can’t control the ball as much with the wet grounds, makes it really hard to roll more,” Snyder said.

TPC Sawgrass made their preparations for the rain months ago.

The entire property was over-seeded with rye-grass.

The rye-grass grows better in a cooler season.

Jeff Plotts, director of golf course operations, says the course can handle the wet spring weather.

“The weather changes drastically in March, so that’s an adjustment period,” he said.

Plotts says the rain did not slow down the flow of play.

“We won’t see a tremendous amount of issues with moisture, the greens drain very well,” Plotts said.

According to The PLAYERS, the agronomy team will transition the grass back to Bermuda at the end of May.