Happy Monday (and sorry Patriots fans). The largest (and drunkest) crowd at a PGA Tour event ever filed into TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course for this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open: 719,179 people, topping last year's mark of 655,434. Expect the Tour to continue to punt on the problems the 16th hole Bacchanalia presents.
Ben Alberstadt, Your Editor
"The U.S. Golf Association managed to make the ritual of an annual meeting interesting," writes Bradley S. Klein.
Once a rising star on the Tour, Gary Woodland's play has plateaued in recent years. That's changed with his WMPO win, writes John Strege.
"Phil Mickelson is his usual optimistic self even as late rally at the Waste Management Phoenix Open goes for naught on Sunday," writes Ryan Herrington.