The high humidity has medical officials at the summer classic reminding golf fans, hydration should be a top priority.
Medical officials say just three days into the event, this is one of the hotter john deere classics they’ve had to cover in recent years.
With over 60 medical volunteers and four areas around the course designated for hydration, they’re hoping for minimal complications this week.
“The name of the game is just keep drinking fluids, try to stay in the shade as much as you can, wet towels around your necks and dress appropriately for the play,” said EMS System’s coordinator, Adam Sowells. “Days that it’s hotter poses a bigger challenge out here for us as medical staff but um, we’re ready, we’re prepared and we’ll be there to help if needed,” he continued.
Officials also want to remind you cannot bring in your own water bottles to the tournament but the hydration stations are free.
The hydration stations will be located on holes 5, 6, 7 and holes 16 and 17. (Source)
Ryan Moore Present To Defend Title
After a two-hour rain, delay, the defending champion for the John Deere Classic teed-off in the Pro-Am Wed., July 12, 2017.
It will be the first time Ryan Moore will play in a golf tournament after a shoulder injury in early June. While Moore might be a little rusty at first, he says he won’t be holding back.
“I haven’t played a tournament in a little while, so that part of it is just kind of getting back in the flow of playing an 18-hole round of golf on the PGA Tour. It might take a day or two, but my game and my body feels good and very comfortable, so I’m not having to worry about that side of it and I guess that’s the mental strain I was trying to avoid maybe coming back a week or two earlier,” said Moore.
What a story it would be if Moore could come back and make it back-to-back John Deere Classic titles. If he’s even close to as good as he was here one year ago, you can bet he’ll be right in the mix on Sunday afternoon. The four-day tournament at TPC at Deere Run begins Thursday, July 13, 2017.