Despite three inches of rain, TPC Deere Run looked great for Tuesday's practice rounds. With volunteers and staff arriving at 3:30 a.m., the course was ready to go by 9 a.m. Bunker washout, unsurprisingly, was one of the biggest issues but preventative measures helped curb the effects of the heavy rain (75 tons of sand was dumped into the bunkers leading up to the event).
As for the rain, course superintendent Alex Stuedemann wasn't too worried, "It's certainly not a rarity for the John Deere Classic. A lot of the veterans on our staff took it with a grain of salt. They've done it before and they know what needs to be done. It was just a matter of setting the tone out of the gate and they ran with it and did a fantastic job."
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