Streaker runs onto fairway at PGA Tour event in Arizona

Casey Dawson
February 5, 2018

While the four majors and Ryder Cup are comfortably the greatest draws in men's golf, no event on the calendar pulls fans in quite like the Waste Management Phoenix Open. And to think that was the second time Holmes had done it, the first being in 2006. Griffin was born with a rare airway disorder.

Fowler wore a pin on his hat with a picture of Griffin Connell, the area boy who died January 23 at age 7. The two, who met in 2013, regularly exchanged emails and text messages. We looked forward to seeing him and the family every week out here at the tournament every year.

"As much as I wanted to continue to play and with the three-peat in mind, the pain was just too much". "Just a little off in certain areas and just kind of tried to piece things together".

Connell would have loved Fowler's round.

Fowler eagled the 15th, hitting a 5-wood 232 yards to 2 feet. The 23-year-old Spaniard had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on the back nine.

Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for the lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Schauffele shot 66, and Berger had a 68. "I still feel like it's been a bit of a struggle, though, the long game has not been where I want it to be but putting has been pretty solid".

"It was a grind", Fowler said after his round. "It wasn't bad, still made some good swings out there, but just had to try and get the ball in the short grass, get some looks and, yeah, try not to make many mistakes".

A vastly different player in 2018, Leishman has already shown steady form in the new wraparound season and having proven his liking for the TPC Scottsdale layout will be one to watch this week. Steve Stricker is playing for the first time on the PGA Tour since August.

Matsuyama shot a 2-under 69 during Thursday's round but will not take the course for Round 2 because of this ailment.

World number two Rahm, a fan favourite who played college golf in Arizona, shook off a disappointing finish to his second round with a six-under 65 that included five birdies from the 11th.

Toss in the characters we have involved - we haven't even really discussed Mickelson and his opportunity on Sunday - and the sporting event of the day might go down in Scottsdale rather than in Minneapolis. So it's just a matter of time.

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