It’s the loudest tournament of all. Six hundred and fifty five thousand excited people over the week crowd into a confined space at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open and it’s more like a party. These are people who really love golf. With 22 of the top 30 in the FedEx rankings playing this week – Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Mickelson will be teeing up, it is like an American football crowd, just warming up for Super Bowl weekend.
My favourite thing is to watch golf on TV with the sound turned off, because sometimes the commentary is distracting, I enjoy it better, can see the shots better, and with this tournament don’t get knocked for six by the sound. It’s going to be a brilliant week, even if I don’t hear it.