Sports Illustrated's best images from the FBR Open
October 05, 2011
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Scenes From the FBR Open
Sports Illustrated's Fred Vuich and Robert Beck were at TPC Scottsdale to shoot the FBR Open. Here are their favorite images from the tournament.
J.B. Holmes was a shot behind Phil Mickelson heading into the par-4 18th on Sunday at the FBR Open. He ignored the water and bunkers and ripped his tee shot over the corporate tents on the left side.
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Golf fans don't get to keep foul balls, but the pros at the 16th have been known to donate a souvenir after holing out. One spectator came prepared with a baseball glove.
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More than 150 corporate boxes, and thousands of rowdy fans, surrounded the par-3 16th hole, known as one of the wildest scenes on the PGA Tour.
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Mark Calcavecchia, a Scottsdale resident, hit into a cloudless sky on the 16th hole Saturday.
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Several players, including Mickelson, were not able to complete their opening rounds on Thursday because of darkness. The start of play was delayed by frost in the morning.
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Everyone eyed Dean Wilson's tee shot on the seventh tee Thursday.
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As veteran Stewart Cink knows, golf in Arizona is all about blue skies and cacti.
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Earlier in the week, the scene in Scottsdale was not nearly as intense. Vijay Singh gave comedian George Lopez a few swing tips after Wednesday's Pro-Am at TPC Scottsdale.
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Holmes, who had hit his approach shot close, sank his birdie putt to win the playoff. He also won the event in 2006, his only other PGA Tour victory. "I can play under pressure, I guess," he said.
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On the first playoff hole, No. 18, Mickelson raced his long birdie try past the cup.
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Holmes found deep rough with that long drive, but he was able to make birdie to force a playoff with Mickelson.
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Anthony Kim wore a stocking cap to fend off the desert chill on Sunday morning.
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