The 16th hole of ‘Golf Liberation Area’… what will happen this year

Galleries pour cheers and booing at the famous beer shower that can accommodate 20,000 people at the
same time ‘Fantastic party’ Every year

this week’s US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money) is held at TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course (par 71) in Arizona, USA ·7261 yards) has poured out a wealth of sights and stories every year. It is expected that another story will be born this year in the ‘Golf Haebanggu’, where drinking, loud cheering, and booing are allowed in the gallery.

The Phoenix Open attracts over 500,000 spectators every year because it is possible to forget the strict order of the gallery for a while and enjoy the noise to your heart’s content. In 2016, 618,000 people entered for five days, including the practice round, setting a record for the highest number of spectators.

The 16th hole (par 3), which can accommodate 20,000 people at the same time, is a famous stadium course leading to the ‘Colosseum’. A 163-yard (148m) hall is surrounded by a large three-story stand, where a wild feast takes place every year.

When Sam Ryder (USA) recorded a hole-in-one in the third round last year, excited galleries sprayed beer and drinks, and threw cans and plastic bottles like rain, creating a frenzy.

The next day, Carlos Ortiz (USA) made a hole-in-one and turned the Coliseum upside down. A frenzied beer shower unfolded, and fellow players took off their tops to reveal their naked bodies after playing on the green, inducing fans to cheer for them, which resulted in fines later. Organizers decided to sell alcoholic beverages in cups starting this year to protect athletes from being hit by aluminum cans.

On the 8th, the PGA Tour introduced the best 5 hole-in-ones from the 16th hole on its homepage and pointed out memories. The best 메이저사이트among them was the golf emperor Tiger Woods (USA) in 1997. At the time when the stands were not installed as they are now, the ball Woods lightly flew with his 9-iron fell in front of the hole, bounced once, and disappeared right into the hole. Fans poured beer cans and soda bottles into the tee box, and literally turned the Coliseum upside down as they chanted Woods’ name as he headed to the green.

Woods benefited greatly from the enthusiastic fans at this tournament two years later. A tee shot from the 13th hole (par 5) landed on the left side of the wasteland and was blocked by a 1m-wide rock, blocking the next shot. In golf, a stone that is not driven into the ground is considered a ‘loose impediment (natural object)’ and can be removed without penalty. Woods, who shook hands with the fans who worked hard with a bright smile, responded with a buddy here.

The 17th hole (332 yards) is one-on, so it pours out dramatic drama. Rickie Fowler (USA) led by two strokes in 2016, fell the ball into the water here, and allowed Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) to extend the game and lost. In 2001, Andrew Magee (USA) recorded the only par 4 hole-in-one in PGA Tour history.

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