The best of the Waste Management Phoenix Open so far
“The People’s Open” is well underway, with the practice rounds, Pro-Am, and two rounds of the tournament all having already graced the green grass of TPC Scottsdale.
Just like it always is, this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open has been a memorable one thus far. We’ve already seen a nude man run across the 17th hole and get himself arrested, and that was before the tournament had even officially begun. Just imagine what else lies ahead.
So as the 2nd round was underway Friday, we look at some of the best moments to come out of Scottsdale so far.
We start with the pro-am, where D-backs pitcher Archie Bradley met someone who shares his affinity for long facial hair.
Archie also got to meet another one of his fans (probably): Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Fellow Diamondback Jake Lamb showed his support for Bradley, as he and some of “Archie’s Army” wore “Beer’d Me” t-shirts.
But on the D-backs front in the Pro-Am, there might not have been anything that topped starting pitcher Patrick Corbin’s brother jumping into the water.
Speaking of water, this happened:
Meanwhile at the 16th hole, fans waited a long time to get in. A really, really long time:
But once they were inside the stadium, they got to see some terrific golf — like this putt from Brandt Snedeker:
On Saturday. the third round kicked off with a bang, as fans lined up early eager to grab the perfect spot for all of the action.
Fans at the 16th hole waited nearly seven hours for the first group of golfers to come through.
After Justin Thomas took to Twitter, asking for the WMPO crowd to get loud for the third round, he took it into his own hands, making six straight birdies to open up the round.
It might be safe to say the Charley Hoffman really likes the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He gave the crowd a unique sight as he wore pants that had the Waste Management logo plastered all over them.
As for the beloved Sun Devils, Jon Rahm once again sported an Arizona State Pat Tillman Jersey.
Rahm and fellow Arizona State alum Chez Reavie are tied for second place at 13-under, while Phil Mickelson is tied for fifth at 12-under.
There is sure to be more action on Sunday in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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