Waste Management Open Stops Alcohol Sales Because People Partied Too Hard

I never understood how people could watch golf. You pay money to stand uncomfortably outside for hours on end and watch people hit a tiny ball with a stick. You have to be as quiet as a church mouse. You have to be polite. It's just the opposite of how I want to spend my weekend.

Until I went to the Waste Management Open in 2015 — and that changed everything. Aside from maybe the Super Bowl, I've never experienced an athletic atmosphere so electric as the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.

In case you're unfamiliar: The 16th hole at the WM Open breaks all the rules of golf. There are stadium-style stands built all the way around the par-3, and fans are encouraged to hoot, holler, heckle and pound beers. Even golfers love to goof off when they reach the 16th tee.

But 2024 at the WM Open might have been the rowdiest yet. Thanks to a copious number of belligerent drunks, tournament organizers shut down the sale of alcohol Saturday and closed off entrances to the course.

Damn. Sorry for partying.

As you can imagine, the fans did not take the news well — erupting in chants of "We want beer!"

So, what could have possibly been so bad that the biggest party in golf had to cut off the sauce?

Let's take a look.

First, there's this adonis launching himself down a hill to entertain the fans between golfers.

This guy almost had it.

I don't see what the problem is. This fella seems perfectly sober.

Maybe if you had more bathrooms available, Scottsdale, this poor man wouldn't have had to piss himself.

And finally, bunker sand angels are a power move.

The party resumes Sunday when the golfers return for the final round of the Waste Management Open. I'd tell you who's currently in the lead — but the people at the tournament don't even know.

Bottoms up!