grass, as the skyboxes are two-stories high, and we
just added another set of stands near the green.
“I’ve heard 10,000 to 20,000 fans, and that’s
all in the ballpark, so to speak. And I’ve even
heard 30,000 fans, based on a volunteer who
said that’s the total when you ‘recycle’ all the
people going in and out for the day.”
ing, so that’s pretty fun,” Edwards said. “I’m a
big Dukes of Hazzard fan. I’m a little jealous of
Bubba, to be honest, that he owns that car.”
Watson, one of the Tour’s good ol’ boys from
Florida who lives in Arizona, recently purchased
“the General Lee,” the 1969 Dodge Charger made
famous in the TV series “Dukes of Hazzard.”
Watson, who drove the former ride of Bo and
Luke Duke to the tournament all week long, paid
$110,000 for it at a recent Barrett-Jackson sale.
Tom Lehman, who had played in 20 Phoenix
Opens and won the tournament in 2000, was
conspicuous by his absence. It wasn’t because
Lehman, a pillar of the Scottsdale golf community, hadn’t tried.
But tournament chairman Alex Clark denied Lehman’s request for a sponsor’s exemption in favor of Fred Couples. And since Clark
had given his first exemption to three-time A
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