The 12th hole at the Grange Golf Club was named the Watering Hole this week and for good reason.
LIV Golf’s answer to the Stadium Hole at TPC Scottsdale provided a loud(er), proud, and alcohol-induced atmosphere in Adelaide.
Stands surrounded the tee box and the green and each player was able to choose walk-on music too.
And the feverish fans got what they wanted as Chase Koepka of Smash GC stepped up to the 165-yard hole in the final round.
His ball landed a matter of feet from the pin and dropped in the side. Cue flying beer cups, loud cheers, and a deluge of liquid on the tee box.
Koepka, on a team with his four-time major-winning brother Brooks, celebrated like never before – and why wouldn’t you?
“I hit it, and I knew it was good,” said Koepka. “I thought if anything it was going to be a little deep, and I saw it pitch in the upslope and take a soft bounce, and I was like, oh, it’ll be close.
“Then the roars just kept getting louder and louder and louder, and when it went in, I started just getting peppered with beer cans. I smelled like beer the entire rest of the day.
“It was wild – (A) crazy experience. Obviously to do it on a hole like that was super special. It definitely gave the fans something to remember.
“The next couple hours I was out there, I was just getting ovation after ovation every time I walked up to every shot, every tee box.
“It was pretty cool. That’s probably what Cam Smith felt like the entire week, but at least I got a glimpse of it.”
Australian crowds flocked to the Grange in their thousands to see Cameron Smith and Ripper GC – the nation’s LIV Golf core.
Smith only managed a finish for tied third, four shots behind Talor Gooch who sealed a three-shot win on the final green surrounded by spectators.
Gooch had opened up a 10-shot lead after two rounds with consecutive 62s. Impressive stuff indeed, but it was his former side 4 Aces who won the team event this time around.
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