WATCH: When golf fans moved a giant rock for Tiger Woods in Phoenix

Throwback to when Tiger fans rolled a giant rock out the way for him at the 1999 Phoenix Open...

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020

WATCH: When golf fans moved a giant rock for Tiger Woods in Phoenix

Tiger Woods might not have gone on to win the 1999 Phoenix Open, but his errant tee shot at the par-5 13th in the final round did create one of the most incredible sights in PGA Tour history. 

Just two years after his famous hole-in-one on the iconic Stadium Hole par-3 16th, Woods sent his drive well left into the desert and his ball came to rest behind a giant rock. This rock wasn't just big, it was incredibly heavy. So weighty in fact it required a football team of Tiger fans to roll it out the way...

 

 

Rocco Mediate went on to win the tournament on 11-under par, two strokes clear of Justin Leonard with Woods back in third on 8-under par.

WATCH: TIGER'S EPIC HOLE-IN-ONE AT THE 1997 PHOENIX OPEN

 

 

Rickie Fowler defends the Phoenix Open this week but he will have a tough task to go back-to-back with tournament favourite Jon Rahm - who finished second last week - in the field. 

Other star names competing include Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, Hideki Matsuyama, Xander Schauffele, Gary Woodland and Bryson DeChambeau.