Even the greatest player of a generation, the biggest money maker in the game, can't escape the booing at TPC Scottsdale's famous 16th hole. Tiger Woods, making his first appearance at the Phoenix Open in 14 years, missed the green at the loudest par-3 in golf during Wednesday's pro-am. The crowd was almost at its 20k capacity for this simple exhibition day, and they still gave it to him for failing to hit the target and putting it in the bunker.
Woods then rocketed one from the sand trap right into the grandstands that surround the entire hole. Golf Channel's Tiger Tracker said it was on purpose.
From front bunker on 16, Tiger launches a shot into the grandstands. Seriously. Another big smile. Did that on purpose -- and they love it.— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) January 28, 2015
Buuuuut that's debatable. It sure flew into the stands at speed and it looked like a pretty standard skull from the sand.
Tiger does seem to be embracing the circus on the 16th. The next four days will be fun to watch.