The 16th hole: Stats from Round 1
January 31, 2014
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
- SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 30: A general view of the 16th hole during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on January 30, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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 162-yard par-3 in the opening roundof the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
CLOSEST TO PIN
1. Matt Jones 11 inches Birdie 2. Graham DeLaet 2 feet, 3 inches Birdie 3. Pat Perez 4 feet, 6 inches Birdie 4. John Peterson
6 feet, 2 inches Birdie 5. Bubba Watson
7 feet, 3 inches Birdie
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“If you try to play the fat of the green, you still have a 30-, 35‑footer with a tough pin placement. I had 179 hole and I hit 9‑iron and it flew all the way to the hole, which is normally about a 165 club. And that's just because you get pumped up. Your blood starts flowing a little faster and you get excited. That pin location, it makes it tough.” -- Bubba Watson
“There's nothing better than hitting a great shot there and then rolling in the putt. The crowd is unlike any other crowd on TOUR. Each year they seem to do something a little bit different and a little bit more and it's a little more amped up. It's good. It's good for golf.” -- Hunter Mahan, who two-putted for par on the hole.