How could you ever round up all the glorious absurdities of the beer-soaked Waste Management Phoenix Open? And how about the absurdity of the fact that Waste Management is the sponsor? Like, fire it up for the Garbage Open!
Anyway, this rundown of some of the great moments from TPC Scottsdale, focusing (obviously) on moments of insignificance rather than glory.
With all due respect to my singular writing abilities, some of these moments are best appreciated in video.
Tiger Woods’ hole-in-one
This is more to show off the roars of the crowd, rather than to showcase the actual ace. It doesn’t get much louder than at the WMO.
Bubba Watson heckled
After Bubba Watson said he didn’t like playing the Waste Management Phoenix Open and only did it to appease his sponsors (Why? Why? Why?), the fans let him have it all week long.
James Hahn: Gangnam Style
Jason Bohn’s crotch chop
Mud sliding shenanigans
This tournament caters more to the fans than the players. When life gave these fans rain, had a mud sliding competition, while pros were probably in the background making putts.
Tiger’s chipping yips
Tiger returned from layoff at the 2014 Hero World Challenge with the short game of a 20-handicapper. When we saw him again in February at the WMPO, the mayhem continued.
The (now defunct) caddie races
If the NFL is the “No Fun League,” then the PGA Tour is the “Please Guys: Adult Tour.” Commissioner Finchem and friends put a stop to “caddie races” a few years back, but it was glorious while it lasted.
HVIII dabs it up
Harold Varner III knows how to work a crowd. A dab’l do ya.
No tournament can compare to the Waste Management with its Super Bowl like atmosphere. The players are more laid back and the fans get wasted while cheering them on (loudly). If only all golf events were like this.