They call it the People’s Open for a reason.
Every year, the Waste Management Phoenix Open becomes golf’s biggest party as the PGA Tour descends on TPC Scottsdale. And nowhere are the festivities more electric than inside the stadium surrounding the par-three No. 16 hole.
Make a birdie here and you’ll earn the crowd’s respect. Hit a poor tee shot or miss a putt and prepare to get jeered. Hit a hole-in-one and prepare for a never-ending beer shower from the stands. It’s truly unlike any other environment the sport has to offer.
That’s all due to the fans who show up early, stay loud all day and continue to treat the tournament like an EDM festival.
Just take a look at how fun things look this year in the desert despite the rain and cold that’s plagued the week.