Detroit Golf Club course teams are already being hailed as «MVP of the Week» ahead of the Rocket Mortgage Classic as they went to work Monday clearing debris from downed trees after a massive storm left more than 70,000 area residents without power.
Videos posted on social media Monday showed large trees uprooted in the course by a storm that hit the area on Sunday.
«Our field team is already MVP of the week after a storm hit Sunday,» the tournament tweeted with drone footage of the aftermath.
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According to the Detroit News, the golfers were supposed to appear on the course Monday morning, but were delayed until noon. There was reportedly no significant damage to the field.
«The practice facility and clubhouse will open to PGA Tour players beginning at noon today,» tournament officials said in a statement, via the outlet.
«Due to necessary cleanup, the golf course will be closed until further notice.»
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A car outside the golf course was crushed by a tree that was uprooted during the storm.
«I got off work, went home and then I saw my car and there was a tree on top of it,» Yuri Didoszak, 20, told FOX 2 Detroit. «It’s my first car.»
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According to the outlet, more than 73,000 residents lost power on Monday morning.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic is scheduled to begin on Thursday.