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PGA Tour honoring Kobe with flag, pin location on No. 16 Sunday at WMPO

Waste Management Phoenix Open
PGA Tour

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – While players have been honoring the late Kobe Bryant with tributes throughout the week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the PGA Tour will do their part during Sunday’s final round.

The Tour announced that the pin position on the famed 16th hole will be 24 paces on and 8 paces from the left, an homage to the two uniform numbers that Bryant wore during his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. The flag will be embroidered with No. 8 on one side and No. 24 on the other, and a purple-and-gold stencil with both numbers will be painted into the grass in front of the par-3 green.

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