Italian golfer Francesco Molinari nailed a lovely hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole in the third round of the Phoenix Open today, and the spectators celebrated by tossing beers everywhere. Rowdy golf is fun golf.
The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open has long been one of the most fun things in golf, owing entirely to the fact that its amphitheater-style gallery makes it a perfect place for fans to get loud and rowdy—like they would at a real sporting event!—but this year the PGA is trying to do away with some of the fun.
This is sort of agonizing. On the last hole of the Phoenix Open today, this birdie putt lipped out for Phil Mickelson. Had he holed it, he would have shot a 59, which is golf's answer to baseball's .400, i.e. the outer bound of human ability. Only five golfers have shot a 59 on the PGA Tour. Mickelson said after his…