Around The Links: Super Bowl Sunday

 

Jan 31, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Phil Mickelson reacts after his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 31, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Phil Mickelson reacts after his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

February 2nd this year is a busy one. Not only did we need to get up early to watch the conclusion of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, and what a certain Ground Hog was going to see when he comes out, but then there’s the final round  of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and the Super Bowl. It already been a long day, and there’s is more to come. Here some interesting stories from around golf to kill some time until it all gets underway.

Woods rooting for Broncos to win Super Bowl

Tiger is a Raiders Fan, and will be watching the Super Bowl in Dubai with Fred Couples(who is a Seattle Fan) but he is rooting the Denver Broncos? Oh..I know why..John Elway is a Stanford Grad..maybe??

Biggest golf crowd ever attends third round of Phoenix Open

This is without doubt one of my favorite tournaments every year. I love the raucous crowds, the Ryder Cup atmosphere and the debacle that is the 16th hole. I don’t think the crowds on Sunday will be as big as Saturday, but hey…it’s Super Bowl Sunday!

According to Jim Nantz on the CBS broadcast a new record for most fans at a golf tournament — on the PGA Tour or otherwise — was set on Saturday at the Phoenix Open.

189,722 fans attended the show on Saturday to watch Bubba Watson take a two-stroke lead heading to the final round.

Ginella: Which Super Bowl team has better golf?

Want to play some golf in Seattle or Denver? Check out where Matt Ginella thinks you should play. I think he likes Denver better.

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will slug it out in New Jersey Sunday night in the Super Bowl, so what better time than now to put the cities’ golf scenes against one another?

Bubba Watson leads Phoenix Open

No, it probably wasn’t a Ground Hog hole, but Bubba did get some help from a desert critter on Saturday to save par on the par 5 13th hole. Phil was trying out for a back-up job to Payton Manning at the 16th hole on Saturday when he tossed numerous footballs into the stands.

Bubba said:

“Right next to my ball was a burrowing animal hole and my club was going to hit it at impact,” Watson said. “It was big hole and the club would get caught on it. So, I got a free drop and could easily wedge it out.”

Phil said:

“It was a gap wedge. It was pathetic,” Mickelson said. “I don’t even know what to say. I don’t remember ever hitting a shot like that even in practice.”

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Topics: Bubba Watson, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Phoenix Open, Super Bowl

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