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Phil playing to the crowd


When I showed up at TPC Scottsdale on Tuesday, I was greeted by my pal from the Thunderbirds (the secret society charity group that hosts the Phoenix Open) in a golf cart with another T-bird (door-to-door service! — like I’ve said, they don’t mess around). I barely had time to drop off my computer and check in the media center before I was whisked away for a tour of the relocated Greenskeeper, one of the rowdiest and drunkest party areas — you pay $3,100 for four badges to the Greenskeeper tent, where it’s open bar and complimentary food — at the “Greatest Show on Grass,” aka, the wildest lawn party masquerading as a pro golf tournament.

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