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World's best golfers arrive for Honda Classic

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By Ashleigh Walters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - The Honda Classic is underway right now at PGA National. The professionals hit the course for the tournament later this week. Among the top golfers in the world is local golfer Tiger Woods.

Final touches are being put on PGA National Resort and Spa Monday as some of the golfers start to arrive.

One of the busiest places right now, the players' locker room, is one few cameras have seen, but we are taking you there.

Step off the course and over the threshold of the doorway where the pros go to unwind. "I don't see a whole lot of stress. Usually when they get here, it's out there," said Dan Bonner, chairman of the locker room. "They come in here to try to get rid of the stress."

As chairman of the locker room, Bonner oversees the stocking of the lockers. "Today [Monday], it's pandemonium. It's stuff coming from everywhere."

The lockers are labeled with Honda Classic champions grouped together, and everybody else are in alphabetical order. "We have different apparel for him [Rory McIlroy] each week, so we want to match up their hats," said Stach.

Stach is a field rep for Nike. Stocking for 2012's winner, Rory McIlroy, will find six pairs of the gloves he likes to wear and three dozen balls. "He'll probably go through about a dozen a week," said Stach. "But a lot of them like to sign them, give them to fans. They ask for extras."

The chairman of the locker room says as the week goes on, the locker room gets more calm -- as the excitement builds out on the course.

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