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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sports and food often go together.

The chefs at Sedgefield Country Club, who do the majority of the catering for the Wyndham Championship, already had a lot of mouths to feed.

But when Tiger Woods committed to play in the tournament, chefs said the amount of food they needed to make doubled.

"There are going to be more people here, there are going to be more people eating," said Sedgefield Country Club Executive Chef James Patterson. "So we just have to work with our purveyors to order more food, do the best we can to satisfy everybody's needs."

The Sedgefield chefs are responsible for making food for the executive suites, concession stands, the media and the players. To accommodate the expected influx in people, Patterson said they've increased the kitchen staff from 12 people to 60 people.

Patterson estimates between 5,000 and 10,000 people a day will eat a meal at the Wyndham. They have brought in additional chefs from their parent companies' properties, McConnell Golf.

"Luckily we were able to bring in all of the executive chefs from the property Mr. McConnell owns. They're all working long hours, but they love what they do," Patterson said.