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Behind the scenes of the golf tournament

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

It's like a traveling road show. Tents and trailers from the PGA tour are in place at Fallen Oak.

You'll find everything from apparel for fans to club repair for the pros to a special trailer where the emphasis is on physical therapy.

"Players come in and get evaluated for injuries. They warm up. They get long term rehab. Almost everything they ask for we try to accommodate" said Physical Therapist Paul Schueren.

Out on the driving range the professionals want to make sure their golf clubs are in perfect shape for the course and the playing conditions. That's where equipment technician Brian Rhattigan comes into play.

"They play with this everyday so it's got to be dialed in for it to work right," said Rhattigan as he adjusts a club.

Bobby Clampett, TV commentator and touring pro is in the fitness trailer stretching, exercising and making sure his body and his swing are in good shape. Clampett said it's particularly important for the champion tour players who are all over 50 years of age. 

"As you get older it's important to stay in shape and be ready to go because your body endures a lot out here," Clampett said.

These guys spend a lot of time practicing and working on their swing. Schueren said that translates into wear and tear on the human body.

"These guys swing 5 or 6 days a week. Sometimes they hit 300 balls a day and they've been doing it for years. Parts wear out. It's challenging."

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