The Caddy Races at TPC Scottsdale Is One of the Coolest Traditions in Pro Sports (Video)
For years now, the par-3 16th hold at TPC Scottsdale has been known as “The Loudest Hole in Golf.” I’m not sure when it all started, exactly. But what I do know is that there is no louder, rowdier, or drunker bunch of golf fans on the PGA Tour than the 20,000 people who pack the grandstands every winter during the Phoenix Open.
And as if it wasn’t already fun enough at the Loudest Hole in Golf, recently the fans, players, and caddies have started a new tradition—caddy races.
Once again, I’m not too sure about the origin of these races, but I do know that it goes back at least to 2011. After everyone in a group has teed off, the caddies race from the tee box to the green. The first one to step foot on the green wins, and they’re all cheered on by the crowd—who of course have money riding on the races.
Want to see this craziness? Well you’re in luck. Here’s some footage from the 2013 caddy races at the 16th hole of the Phoenix Open:
I don’t know about you, but if more PGA events were like this, I’d probably watch a lot more golf.