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    • The 16th hole: Stats from Round 1

    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.

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