The Waste Management Phoenix Open is routinely one of the most well-attended and raucous stops on the PGA Tour. And no hole at TPC Scottsdale better encapsulates the tournament’s personality than the stadium-style par-3 16th. The hole has become a destination not only for corporate boxes and fun-loving fans, but also a crucible of pressure for the world’s best players.
The 16th has been the home of a host of memories throughout the years and we count down our five favorite things from the loudest hole in golf.
5. Players Dressing Up For The Occasion
Some guys will embrace the environment and wear something different than their usual garb.
4. The Caddie Races
Supposedly “banned” at this point, we usually get at least one good caddie race per year.
3. Fans Making Side Bets/Booing Shots That Miss The Green
If you miss the green, you get booed, regardless of who you are. And if you watch closely, you’ll see a lot of money changing hands throughout the day.
2. Players Giving Away Merch To The Crowd
One way to appease the rabid fans around the 16th hole is to bribe them with some free gifts.
1. The Holes In One
Nothing gets the 16th hole louder than holing out for an ace.