Tour Pro Takes Extreme Measures to Combat Freezing Temperatures at 2022 Players Championship

Published 03/14/2022, 1:43 AM EDT
Mar 11, 2022; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Justin Thomas studies his options from the sand during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

The 2022 Players Championship, at least initially, proved to be a disappointment for the viewers. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to watch since the bad weather was constantly causing delay in the tournament.

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Heavy rain and wind caused a lot of problems at the TPC Sawgrass this week. It did not only delay the event, the extreme weather made the golfers and audience shiver due to the cold. Since it was already speculated that the severity of the weather would be extreme, golfers tried to dress in good warm clothes. And the Tour pro, Joel Dahmen, was a little more cautious about the day and prepared himself for it.

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Dan Rapaport of Golf Digest shared the photo of Dahmen’s hack to fight the severe cold at the PLAYERS this week. “Joel Dahmen was so cold this morning he wore sweatpants under his pants,” Rapaport tweeted. “Not long johns, not thermals, just full-on thick sweatpants.” 

As soon as the writer tweeted this, the golf world went frenzy. While somebody sided with him, some spoke against it and chose to make fun of him.

The sudden climate change may have jolted the tournament a little bit. However, it is still being played at the TPC Sawgrass, and the competition is a lot more fun to watch as now the golfers don’t have other golfers as their opponents but the weather as well.

The 2022 PLAYERS Championship 

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The ‘fifth major’ began on the 10th of March and was supposed to end on Sunday, which was the 13th. However, the heavy rain and wind kept on delaying the event so much that the golfers could only finish the second round after the 13th. 

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After the second round, the cuts have been made, and Indian player Anirban Lahiri tops the leaderboard. Lahiri has an overall score of 9-under 187 and has a one-shot lead over the second position. Meanwhile, the defending champion Justin Thomas is currently tied with more than five players, including Sergio Garcia and Tyrrell Hatton, at T18. 

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Can the intense weather be a reason for the tournament to produce a totally unexpected winner? What do you think? Let us know your thoughts!

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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