- The Phoenix Open is one of the rowdiest golf events of the year.
- Players take the opportunity to interact with fans.
“The Fun Police” A.K.A the PGA TOUR decided to ban players from throwing things into the crowd at last year’s Phoenix Open. The sign in the players locker room read: “At this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, for fan safety reasons, players and caddies are prohibited from throwing, kicking or otherwise propelling items into the crowd on the 16th hole.”
To match your disgust a player graffitied the sign with an “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”
This competition is always a highlight of the Tour calendar, checkout the reaction Tiger got when he managed a hole-in-one, the crowd erupted with every man, woman and child hurling beer around, it was magical.
We’re not asking for this kind of environment every week, besides, every golfing resident in Phoenix knows not to bring their kids to the gladiator arena that surrounds the 16th green.
What next PGA TOUR? Ban the third most entertaining – behind the Race to Dubai and the Fedex Cup – race in golf?
Check out this clip of what it’s like to be surrounded by 20,000 people on a golf hole. A weekend at TPC Scottsdale has to be on the bucket list of any true golf lover.