Garry Smits calls them a "strange few days" and the videos would seem to confirm freakish weather in advance of The Players where a cool spring had already been causing trouble.
Video of the 18th fairway:
Meanwhile, if the grass growing thing doesn't work out for TPC Sawgrass Agronomy team member Lucas Andrews, he's got the accent and desire to let his hair get messy in high winds to be a CNN hurricane correspondent, as evidenced by the latest post on the TPC Sawgrass Agronomy blog.
**They're up to 9 inches through Saturday afternoon. Garry Smits with an update from superintendent Tom Vlach, including help from the Jacksonville Electric Authority who offered pumps.
Vlach said more than 9 inches had fallen on the course as of 2 p.m. Saturday. However, there had been enough breaks in the rain squalls for his staff to begin verti-cutting the greens. The greens were cut and rolled four times Saturday morning with plans to do it again four times in the afternoon.
The Precision Air pumps under the greens also were working non-stop to drain even more moisture from the putting surfaces.