Roberto Munoz, a TPC Deere Run course maintenance staff member, shuttles a mower toward the No. 13 green during the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Beginning at 4:30 a.m., 25 staffers mow greens, reset pins and rake sand traps in preparation for John Deere Classic Tournament play. The maintenance team completes its tasks by 8 a.m. and returns to the course after play where it continues to tend to the 4 miles of turf until 9 p.m. The cycle starts over the next morning.

JDC Prep

Hours before the sun rises and pro golfers take to the course for the annual John Deere Classic, grounds crews work in the early morning dew and fog, meticulously preparing each blade of grass.

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