The overflow crowd lining the grandstands at the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale is there for one thing -- to have a good time. Normally, that includes equal amounts of heckling, alcohol and sunburns.
But they're also there for the golf, hoping to see one of the rarest shots in golf -- a hole-in-one.
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And on Saturday, Francesco Molinari gave them what they came for. Watch this effort with a pitching wedge from 135 yards out:
Molinari's ace was greeted by a shower of water bottles, beer and other items tossed from the stands, which necessitated a short delay for cleanup before his playing partners could hit their tee shots.
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The roar was loud enough to be heard by the final group on the second hole. Even nearby residents knew something had happened:
Molinari's hole-in-ace was the ninth since the Waste Management Open moved to TPC Scottsdale in 1987. The last player to do it at No. 16? Jarrod Lyle in 2011.
After his round, Molinari had this to say on Twitter: