SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Even the famously no-holds-barred Phoenix Open has a restrict on how a lot debauchery is allowed on a golf course.
The event, which is at TPC Scottsdale, stopped permitting followers onto the premises round 2 p.m. Saturday as a result of it was too crowded. Additionally they briefly stopped alcohol gross sales at a number of places across the course, hoping to decelerate the social gathering.
It is the primary time the Phoenix Open has needed to, a minimum of briefly, flip away ticket holders.
The large crowds got here to Scottsdale regardless of lower than ideally suited climate circumstances. It was raining and within the 40s for many of the morning earlier than the solar peeked by way of the clouds and temperatures rose to the 50s.
“Because of bigger than regular crowds, the WM Phoenix Open entrance gates are quickly closed and shuttle service to the occasion is on maintain,” the event placed on social media. “Shuttle service again to parking tons will stay working. Usually verify our channels for updates.”
The Phoenix Open, dubbed “Biggest Present on Grass,” is in contrast to something in golf. Plenty of as much as 200,000 followers pack TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course with cheers, boos and the occasional beer bathe.
The attention of the rowdy hurricane is the stadium sixteenth gap, a multi-tiered frat social gathering of a par-3 the place “Quiet please” indicators are met with ample disdain.
On Friday, a lady suffered non-life-threatening accidents after falling on the sixteenth. It was unknown if the lady had been consuming earlier than the incident.
The Related Press contributed to this report.