Five Ways to Get Kicked out of the Waste Management Phoenix Open
Once a year, Scottsdale's finest convene with bonafide golf lovers and your average collegiate boozers for a day of drinking, partying, and, oh yeah, golf. For years the Waste(d) Management Phoenix Open has given Valley boozers a great reason to get outside and pretend to like golf -- for a day.
It's a perfect storm of otherwise disparate social groups. Which of course, means there are quite a few ground rules and lots and lots of cops. From the obvious golf etiquette faux pas to a few tips we've picked up from our own Phoenix Open forays, here are five sure fire ways to get booted from the biggest, baddest party on the PGA.
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5. Show up too drunk
While cops and organizers know that at least half the attendees don't care about golf, it does not mean they're willing to flush the integrity of the tournament down the drain. In short, 21 years old or not they will toss you out - or not even let you in - if you're already actin' a fool at 10 a.m.
4. Use your phone
For first timers, this might seem outrageous. You're probably like, "Ok whatever like they're really going to catch me! I went to high school. I'm a pro at sneaky texting." Wrong. So wrong. They've got eagle-eyed scouts posted up all over and they will not hesitate to either confiscate your cell or flat out give you the boot.
In past years there was a zero tolerance rule. Now, phones are allowed but can only be used in specified zones. Obey or feel the wrath of the PGA.