The 16th hole: Stats from Round 3
February 02, 2014
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale is one of the most famous -- and loudest -- on the PGA TOUR with some 20,000 fans surrounding it in a stadium-like atmosphere. Here’s a look at how players fared on the 128-yard par-3 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
CLOSEST TO THE PIN: SATURDAY 1. Cameron Tringale 2 feet, 5 inches Birdie 2. Charles Howell III 4 feet, 11 inches
Par 3. Jason Bohn
5 feet Par 4. Hunter Mahan 6 feet, 5 inches Birdie 5. Nick Watney
6 feet, 11 inches Par
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"Bill Haas and I were talking about it today on 15 walking up. There's just nothing like hitting a shot on 16. It definitely gets you a little jacked up. I hit a 52‑degree and I flew it about 134. I usually hit that club about 115. There's a different energy in there, gets you a little pumped up, and, I mean, you can rip some shots." -- Ryan Moore
"After getting booed off the tee box and coming off with a birdie, that was pretty fun." -- Kevin Stadler, who barely missed the green left before knocking it in from 18 feet.
"That green was also really fast. Probably the firmest and fastest green out here. I thought I made my first 2 on 16 out here, and it hit something and popped up in the air, but I had a nice little tap‑in there. I wasn't too disappointed." -- Harris English
"It was a gap wedge. It was pathetic. I don't even know what to say. I don't remember ever hitting a shot like that even in practice." -- Phil Mickelson, who missed the green left and went on to double bogey the hole.