PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (CBS12) — The home for the Honda Classic is getting a little work done - even the Champion course at PGA National needs a face lift now and then.
Six months out of Palm Beach County's biggest sporting event, the 18 greens on the course are much more brown than green.
17 years of wear and tear on these greens has led to the need to rip them up - and return them to the dimensions that designer Jack Nicklaus intended. Some greens are over a thousand square feet bigger than they should be! PGA National Director of Agronomy Brad Nelson says the players will notice a difference when the Honda Classic starts in February.
The work should be done by October, and should also help the refinished greens drain better if there's a storm during the tournament.