Fans at the Waste Management Phoenix Open were treated to a moment of history on Saturday, as 32-year-old, Sam Ryder, made the 10th ever ace at the iconic par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.
There had been a number of close calls throughout the third round. However, it was the American who provided the pivotal moment, holing his wedge shot to an absolute frenzy!
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Fans had been queuing since 2.30am to get their seats at TPC Scottsdale's 'Coliseum' and, let's just say, they weren't let down, with the ace from Ryder the first in over seven years.
Going into the event, a Waste Management Phoenix Open distributor predicted to serve around 750,000 servings of beer. When that hole-in-one went in, it's likely 10,000 of that ended up sprayed across the 16th green!
Rolling into the cup with barely any momentum, the ace understandably sent the 20,000 fans surrounding the green into meltdown, with a Coors Light mist appearing as beer was thrown from every direction possible.
Obviously, expecting the beer cans to be chucked, you have to take your hat off to the cleaning staff around the 16th, who had the green and surrounding areas cleared in no time.
What a fantastic tournament the Waste Management Phoenix Open is!
Soak in the scene, @SamRyderSU. pic.twitter.com/sNLEOLJ8WqFebruary 12, 2022
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Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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