PGA Tour Bans Caddy Races at Waste Management Phoenix Open

What is the most fun you have ever had at a golf tournament?  For many it is going to watch the Waste Management Phoenix Open.  The crowd is electric, the par-3 16th is by far the most exciting hole two watch in all of golf.  Imagine thousands of fans yelling and screaming for their favorite golfer as they walk up to the 16th tee.  Hit a good shot and the crowd shows you love, hit a bad shot and you will get their “boooooooooooooo’s”.

Waste Management Phoenix Open - Round Three

In recent years, “Caddie Races” began at the 16h hold as fans began to bet on which players’ caddy would reach the putting surface first.  Caddies got word and began sprinting across the grass and sand to win the race and get the fans cheers.  It was just something that evolved into a great side show.  Something that got golf fans excited about golf.  People who weren’t even golf fans wanted to watch.  So why would the PGA Tour ban such an event?  I’m not quite sure why they have not embraced this fun event that draws more fans to the sport.  Yes it is silly and has nothing to do with golf, but heck, it’s getting people watching golf.


The Waste Management Phoenix Open even embraced the event and had fun with it.  Even with the support of the fans and the host WM Phoenix Open, the PGA Tour has prohibited the event from here on out.

Here is more fun from the WM Phoenix Open 16th hole.




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