We convened for an impromptu #WUPHangout just before Phil Mickelson teed off for the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Obviously, most people are probably revved up for the Super Bowl, but for the diehard fans who can’t get enough of golf, you’ve come to the right place.
Thanks everyone for submitting questions via Twitter and for “hanging out” with us. Looking forward to an exciting day of golf and football, not to mention the commercials! Oh, and don’t forget, the Puppy Bowl is also on TV today at 3pm EST.
Predictions, anyone? Will Phil run away with the win? Can Brandt Snedeker catch him? ’49ers or Ravens? Cast your votes below.
Jake Trout and the Ball Washers debuted their new song, “Cheers and Boos,” about the par-3 16th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The band members include Peter Jacobsen, along with Willy and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly and Gary and Micky Braun of Micky and the Motorcars.
The song is available on iTunes and Amazon mp3. All proceeds from downloads go to the Phoenix Open Thunderbird Charities.
Theband recorded it in Austin, Texas, on January 14th. The song premiered on NBC’s telecast of the third round, but if you missed it, you can watch the music video above or — courtesy of Peter — you can also listen to a version of it here: 16th Tee Short Track.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is dubbed “The Greatest Show on Grass,” among other things, and it sure lived up to its billing on Saturday. Phil Mickelson put on quite the performance for the 179,022 fans (with at least 50-60% that never saw a golf shot) in attendance for the third round, setting a new all-time single-day record at not only the event, but in professional golf history. That’s what happens when you have Phil the Thrill + booze + sunny and 75 degrees.
The caddie races on the 16th have become part of the festivities at the famed Waste Management Phoenix Open, known for the rowdy, drunk crowds, not to mention ginormous — 179,022 fans attended on Saturday, setting the all-time single-day record in pro golf history.
And it sure was memorable. Phil Mickelson continued to wow the crowds, posting a seven-under 64 for a 54-hole total of 24-under, six shots clear of the next nearest competitor, Brandt Snedeker. But really, the highlight of the day was the Henley Brothers putting on an epic show No. 16.
Okay, not seriously, but Padraig Harrington had quite the day in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Not only did he shoot eight-under 63 for a 54-hole total of 16-under, he kicked an American football for the first time in front of roughly 18,000 drunks fans on the famed stadium hole, the par-3 16th, at TPC Scottsdale. (Prior to Saturday, he hadn’t even thrown one before.)