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Monday 6th February 2017

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6.2.2017 //// SUBSCRIBE HERE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS: NORTHERN IREL AND OPEN PUBLISHERS: Tel: +353 (0)1 4199 604 Walton Media, Unit E7 Calmount Office Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12 SALES: Anders Johansson, Tel: +353 (1) 456 9369 Email: EDITORIAL: David Gorman, Tel: +353 1 460 3273 Email: CONTRIBUTORS: Brian Keogh DESIGN: Liviu Lungu PHOTOGRAPHY: Getty Images, Inpho, Pat Cashman ACCOUNTS: Joanna Zha, Tel: +353 1 460 3273 COPYRIGHT: No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without written permission of Walton Media. If such permission is granted, the source must be acknowledged at time and place of use. FOLLOW US: EUROPEAN TOUR PGA TOUR IRISH NEWS EQUIPMENT STATS CLICK TO VIEW CONTENTS Over 200,000 people attended TPC Scottsdale on Saturday SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK AND ROLL AT THE PGA TOUR'S COLISEUM T he fun never stopped on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, as an incredible 655,434 people attended the event over the course of the week, including 204,906 on Saturday. Shane Lowry was one who embraced the boisterous atmosphere of the 163-yard par 3 stadium hole. The Offalyman, who finished tied 16th after finishing tied 6th here last year, said he "wouldn't mind if golf was like this all the time." Lowry set himself up to be a crowd favourite by arriving with a bag of cans of Guinness – all of which were signed by the man himself – as cans were thrown out to lucky members of the audience. While it's a fantastic spectacle, respect for the competitors is also important, and the rowdy fans crossed the line with the winner Hideki Matsuyama heckled on different occasions. Unfortunately, with booze-filled galleries, it comes with the territory. And according to Golf Digest, everything from hard drugs to sex in the toilets was happening at the 16th hole. It is truly the craziest stop on the PGA Tour. David Gorman Hideki Matsuyama

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