The Phoenix Open is without a doubt the wildest tournament in golf, with more than 500,000 expected to attend this weekend. The eye of that storm is the 30,000 seat stadium that surrounds the par 3 sixteenth. It’s just 162 yards, and the only real trouble is the bunker left, but the atmosphere is intense. It’s likely one of two of the most famous holes on Tour (and both are par 3s).
I subscribe to the PGA Tour’s YouTube feed, and thought that the beginning of the above clip might be of interest.
The announcer, BTW, has one of my dream jobs. Just hang out and cover the Tour. He doesn’t even have to do any real reporting, which is hard work.