2014 Phoenix Open in pictures

The Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament is unlike any other spot on the PGA tour. Played Super Bowl week each year, the tournament drew a PGA tour record 563,008 patrons this year (compared to 82,529 for the Super Bowl on Sunday), and is the craziest tournament on the tour. The focal point of the tournament is the par-3 16th, where they erect a stadium around the hole, and patrons actively boo the golfers that miss the green with their tee shots. For the avid golfer, this tournament can be a little shocking, but if golf wants to attract more people to the sport, they may look to loosen up and have more tournaments like this to change people’s perception of golf as a stuffy sport for old men.

1. Walking In


2. Our Seats At The Famous 16th


3. Our View All Week


4. Thursday Night Birds Nest – Jake Owen Concert


5. Crowds Walking Up To 16th Stadium


6. Everyone Standing For Phil Mickelson On The Tee


7. Friendly Wagering Among Friends


8. Stay Hydrated


9. You’ve Got To Own The Outfit


10. The scene on 18


11. The Aftermath – trouble finding cabs/Uber


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I'm a father of four boys; live in the Tri-Valley of the SF Bay Area; technology enthusiast; work with entrepreneurs and venture investors; SF Giants fan; budding wine lover
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