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A woman fell from one of the stands on the 16th hole during Friday’s second round of the 2024 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.
Tournament organizers did not say where the incident occurred, nor did they reveal how far the fall was or where the woman landed.
“Today at the WM Phoenix Open, a fan suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a fall on the 16th hole,” a PGA Tour statement said.
‘Scottsdale Fire and Bike Team paramedics responded quickly to the scene to provide immediate medical care to the injured fan and then safely transported him to a local medical facility for further evaluation.
‘The WM Phoenix Open works closely with law enforcement, fire and medical organizations and the PGA Tour to strategically place emergency units on tournament courses to quickly address health and safety situations.
A woman fell and suffered injuries on the 16th hole of the WM Phoenix Open on Friday
Other fans had too much fun, and a man had to be removed
More fans had fun sliding down a muddy hill before police closed it down.
“We will provide additional details when appropriate out of respect for medical privacy.”
It is not known who was injured in the fall, nor what condition the woman was in at the time of the accident.
The Phoenix Open has earned a reputation as one of the loudest, fan-oriented and drinking events on the PGA Tour, with the 16th hole as its centerpiece.
That included one fan who was seen being carried on another man’s shoulders through the tournament’s main gate.
Elsewhere on the ground, fans were seen sliding down a mud-covered hill after a storm passed through this week.
Eventually the police arrived and closed the slide, causing customers to boo the officers.