I wrote a dissertation about my experience on the 16th from Thursday for Golf.com last night, “The party finally gets started at TPC Scottsdale’s 16th hole.” Here’s an excerpt:
The atmosphere on the 16th hole was incredibly tame on Thursday afternoon during the weather-delayed Waste Management Open, which isn’t unusual since it’s only the first round, but it was unexpectedly civilized. Much of it was due to the freezing temperatures. I was wearing four layers, but still felt chilly unless I was standing in the sun. I was just disappointed that I didn’t hear any good taunts. But really, where have all the drunks gone?