There are 156 players in the field. Those players will take hundreds of thousands of shots this week. But in Tuesday's practice rounds and trips to the driving range, golfers used more than 6,000 golf balls.
Call it the fate of the golf ball.
Bridgestone supplies all the pratice balls for the Nationwide Tour. Before every tournament, the company ships 500 dozen balls for the players to use on the range and putting green. The balls don't get used more than once or twice but that doesn't mean it's the end.
After the tournament, half of the balls go to the PGA's First Tee program for kids. The other half stays at Victoria National to help with it's junior golf program.