The 16th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open is unlike any hole in golf. It is surrounded by stadium-style seating for 15,000 spectators. My article about the 16th hole includes a video showing the setup, and rowdiness of the crowd.
Many of the players toss merchandise into the stands on the 16th to pump up the crowd. Today, Phil Mickelson threw footballs into the stands, and then double-bogied the hole.
According to Jason Sobel of the Golf Channel, Ryan Moore decided to throw $100 dollars into the stands on the 16th hole.
Forget throwing hats and shirts into stands on 16. Ryan Palmer threw $100 in cash. “I told ‘em to go have a beer on me.”
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) February 1, 2014
Moore had just birdied holes 12 through 15, and was on his way to shooting a seven-under 64. He is currently tied for third at 12-under total, three strokes back of Bubba Watson.
I think Moore did a great thing on the sixteenth. We all like presents, and one of the best presents is cold, hard cash. You can buy a beer, as suggested by Moore, or you can buy some nice merch at the merchandise tent. Surely, the lucky fans will not be saving Moore’s gift.
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