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Will rain lower the decibels at 16?

February 23, 2010

Showers (as well as a high temperature of 64 degrees) are forecast for Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz. What might that do to the crowd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and its rambunctiousness, particularly at the par-3 16th hole?

Weather has been part of the story at the Bob Hope Classic, the Northern Trust Open, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and now, possibly, the Phoenix Open. The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was spared, though the course was saturated from rain a week earlier, resulting in preferred lies being employed over the first three rounds.

The Florida swing can't come soon enough.

-- John Strege