WATCH: Sam Ryder makes hole-in-one at the Phoenix Open, starts drink-throwing frenzy from raucous crowd

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Sam Ryder notched his first career PGA Tour hole-in-one on the 16th hole of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Saturday. Coincidentally, the third-round shot led to plenty of waste from the notoriously raucous crowd. 

The fans went nuts after Ryder’s ball went into the cup, jumping around and throwing drinks onto the grass — and each other — to celebrate. As a result, tournament officials paused play for several minutes to collect the seemingly countless bottles and cups before Brian Harman’s tee shot. 

Here’s another look at Ryder’s ace, the 10th ever on No. 16 at the Phoenix Open and first since Francesco Molinari’s in 2015. The ball initially traveled to the right of the pin before rolling ever so slightly into the cup to draw an animated reaction from Ryder and the crowd. 

Ryder has improved each round of the Phoenix Open, shooting a 1-over 72 in the first before recording a 7-under 64 in the second and unleashing his first PGA Tour ace in the third. The 32-year-old is currently tied for 29th in the four-day tournament, which is set to conclude Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona. 






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