Sorry, Phil Mickelson, but your days of playing quarterback on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during the Phoenix Open are likely coming to an end. At least the PGA Tour appears to hope so.
The PGA Tour becoming like the no fun league. Trying to take the fun out of Phoenix Open. pic.twitter.com/tuWl7dAwsp— Alex Miceli (@alexmiceli) January 13, 2015
If the tweeted photo from Miceli, a senior writer at Golfweek, holds true for the January event, then the loudest hole in golf might be a bit tamer this time around.
In past years, players enjoyed amplifying the fans with some free gear (Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler have each tossed free headgear into the stands) as well as the occasional spiraled football from Mickelson. Padraig Harrington even kicked a ball into the stands two years ago.
It appears that much fun is too much fun. This of course follows the announcement from a year ago banning the always-fun caddie races from tee to green.
With Tiger Woods making his 2015 debut and the Super Bowl being held a few miles away on the final day of the event, there is only so much the PGA Tour can do from the fans at TPC Scottsdale making it the most raucous event of the season.