Sam Ryder just lived out every golfer’s Phoenix Open fantasy, hitting a hole-in-one on 16.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open has become renowned for its “party hole.” Stadium seating lines the 124-yard par-3 and nearly anything goes among the rowdy patrons.
When Ryder’s ball dropped into the cup during the third round, the place went absolutely ballistic.
There was not a golf clap in to be heard as beer rained down from the bleachers, the patrons celebrating as if they themselves made an ace.
Take a look at the scenes below.
Like we said, complete pandemonium.
That helped Ryder to an even-par 71 for the round. He finished the day at 6 under, eight shots back from the leader.
Relative unknown Sahith Theegala currently lead the way at -14. The 24-year-old is ranked 318th in the world and is without a professional win on his resume, but he has given himself a great shot at picking up a big tournament win.
Brooks Koepka is next best, one shot back, while a chasing pack of Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schaufelle, Talor Gooch and Scottie Scheffler sits at -12.