Ryan Palmer finds clever way to buy rounds for fans at Phoenix Open

Ryan Palmer gets into the boozy fun at No. 16. 

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Ryan Palmer, for one, hasn’t let the PGA Tour stop him from interacting with the crowd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The Tour imposed a new rule this year at No. 16 at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course that prohibits players from throwing objects into the crowd.

Palmer decided to hand off a dozen unique souvenirs instead.

Palmer tweeted a picture Thursday morning of a golf ball wrapped up in a $10 bill. He signed 12 such golf balls in blue ink and also penned, "Have a beer on me!"

It’s an interesting tactic for crowd interaction at the notoriously loud and unruly 16th —€“ a hole also famous for alcohol consumption among crowd members.

The plan apparently went off without a hitch. Palmer handed out all 12 of those balls — $120 in beer money — AND made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 16th. Karma!

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