Hole in One at Phoenix Open Ends in Boozy 'Rain Delay'
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Hole in 1 at Phoenix Open Ends in ‘Rain Delay’ After Fans Cover Green With Bottles and Cans

Hole in One

Bottles litter the 16th hole after a hole-in-one by Sam Ryder of the United States during the third round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb. 12 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

On the 16th hole of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, golfer Sam Ryder hit a hole in one in front of thousands of drinking fans. The crowd went wild, hurling hundreds of beer cans and cups onto the course.

“We are covered in beer and other liquids, I believe,” said announcer Amanda Balionis, stationed at the hole for CBS. “Everyone is going insane. We might have a slight rain delay here on the 16th because it’s going to take a little bit of cleanup.”

“Oh my god!” said CBS analyst Colt Knost. “There’s liquid coming down. There’s beer going everywhere.”

The green had to be cleared off so other golfers could take their turns, but it wasn’t all bad. The cleaning up actually worked pretty well as a Waste Management ad.

“Unbelievable cleanup here, in true WM form,” Balionis said.

It was the first hole in one on that hole in seven years — but it wouldn’t be the last of the weekend. The next day, Carlos Ortiz aced the same hole, from even deeper than Ryder. Ryder’s shot came from 124 yards, while Ortiz’s was from 179.

Fans erupted again for Ortiz’s hole in one.

“It was unbelievable. I didn’t know how to react,” Ortiz told reporters, per CNN. “A lot of people cheering for you and then you start trying to watch out for your head because I got actually nailed pretty hard on the back with a beer can, and then after that I was just trying to just avoid all the cans I could.”

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