The Caddie Race 2014

The Waste Management Phoenix Open starts today.  It is one of the most exciting tournaments of the year for fans because of the interaction on the 16th hole.  This stadium style hole provides a unique opportunity for up close and personal entertainment not experienced on any professional tour.

During last years tournament did not disappoint.  Winner Phil Mickelson’s lip out for 59, the antics on the 16th hole, the hole outs from the fairway, and Rick Fowler winning the inaugural “Going for the Green” closest-to-the-pin contest are just a few highlights of 2013.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open offers things that most subdued events do not….endless excitement!  This professional golfer tournament is like no other.

The expectations of this fan crazed event seem to have changed in recent history.  Each year, the fans on the 16th hole get louder and more rambunctious.  Is this what golf needs to attract new fans and sponsors?  Or, does this event take away from the true nature of golf?

Personally, I like the Waste Management Phoenix Open.  I believe that once or twice a year this type of fun is great for golf.  The players know what to expect and embrace their role as entertainers.

Let me know what you think?

I am a grateful golfer!  See you on the links!