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Tiger, Phoenix, the 16th hole: 'It could be sporting event of the year'

January 08, 2015

Imagine the reaction at the most boisterous hole in golf were Tiger Woods to emerge from the tunnel and into the stadium at the TPC Scottsdale's 16th hole at the WM Phoenix Open later this month.

"I think it could be the sporting event of the year," tournament chairman Danny Calihan said, "to watch Tiger come back to the place where there were just people standing around the tee when he made a hole-in-one there [in 1997] and now it's a full stadium."

It's quite a statement considering that the Super Bowl will be held in the area on Feb. 1.

Time-lapse video of the stadium at the 16th hole being constructed