Sun. Feb 25th, 2024

    WM Phoenix Open Had to Cut Off Alcohol to Curb Rowdy Fans

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    This year’s Waste Management Open lived up to its name.

    The golf tournament, officially labeled the WM Phoenix Open, seemed to spiral out of control on Saturday as fans overcrowded the space, reportedly forcing organizers to temporarily shut the gates and halt alcohol sales. Videos on social media included fans—deliberately or not—falling on some areas of the course.

    “Due to the larger than usual crowds, alcohol sales were stopped at certain locations by SPD to encourage people to move to open areas on the course,” the Scottsdale Police Department said in a statement to 12 News that did not address drunken behavior by fans.

    Read more at The Daily Beast.

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