Golfers, Spectators Try To Beat The Heat At LPGA Tournament

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ROGERS (KFSM) -- Sweltering temperatures on a golf course can take a toll on golfers and fans. However, the LPGA tournament in Rogers is accommodating spectators and players on and off the course.

Craig Castrale, the caddy for golfer M.J. Hur's , said he feels the heat more than his golfer, since he's not moving around as much. He said he caddies 25 to 30 weeks out of the year to get him in shape to keep up with Hur.

"The humidity will start to kick up here, and the heat will get going," Castrale said. "A lot of the girls will use sun umbrellas and obviously hydrate all day long, drink as much water, and mix in a Gatorade or two just to keep your water levels up."

The Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G is being held at Pinnacle Country Club through Sunday (June 28).

Castrale said he takes advantage of the caddy tent stocked with ice-cold water bottles and other items, such as cooling towels soaked in cold water, to help combat hot temperatures.

The LPGA has put in place a tent after three holes for spectators to cool off and even charge their cellphones. Water bottles are also available for purchase for $1 a bottle. Sunscreen is also available for players and spectators.