It’s tough to compete with weekends at major championships, The Players and the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, but Saturday at the WM Phoenix Open is one of the best days in golf year in and year out.
The annual dash for the stadium par-3 16th has become tradition as fans hope to see an ace, something Sam Ryder produced in 2022.
Spectators at TPC Scottsdale Saturday are in for a good one as names like Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Max Homa, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Rickie Fowler litter the leaderboard.
The stands filled up quickly on day three in the desert.
The fans couldn’t wait to get the day started @WMPhoenixOpen pic.twitter.com/uCzjmHOX0B
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 11, 2023
Here are some photos of the early-morning dash.