Not Your Typical Par Three At The FBR Open

Arthur GastonContributor IJanuary 23, 2009

As I make my up to the tee box at my local golf club, on this 50 degree heat wave day in the Midwest.

The atmosphere, calm, no one in site just me, the birds, the course, and my offseason swing.

There is nothing like a nice quite, pleasant day, and 18 holes of golf.

As I stand there on the tee I imagine putting myself at the 16th at the FBR Open in Scottsdale.

The loudest and craziest par three on the PGA tour.

Can you even imagine trying to hit a 162 yard shot with 15 to 20,000 golf fans watching?

These aren’t your typical golf fans.

If you have never watched this event before just imagine twenty thousand football fans drinking all day just waiting to scream, and yell as you walk to the tee.

If you miss the green you get booed, if you hit the green you get cheered, you make a hole in one you will be remembered as one of the greatest golf shots.

This year they have added three thousand new general admission seats. It is fully enclosed with bleachers, and skyboxes.

Before you walked from the 15th green to the 16th green through a tunnel, now when you leave the 16th green you also walk through a tunnel, making this the first true stadium hole in golf.

The feeling these guys must get walking out of that tunnel has to be surreal.

Its not like your first tee jitters with your friends at your local course, or your local golf tournament, times that by 20,000.

The FBR Open tees off January 26 - February 1.