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first_imgThe PGA Tour will honor the late Kobe Bryant by altering the location of the 16th hole during the final round of the Phoenix Open.The hole at the famed par-3 stadium hole at TPC Scottsdale will be cut 24 paces on and eight paces from the left edge of the green, a nod to the uniform numbers Bryant made famous during his 20-year NBA career. The flag will be yellow with a purple 24 on one side and 8 on the other. MORE: LeBron delivers Kobe-inspired message about familyTony Finau, who has paid his respects to Bryant during the tournament, holds a one-stroke lead over Webb Simpson after the third round.The entire sporting world has paid tribute to Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash a week ago Sunday alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in Calabasas, Calif. Sunday’s hole location on No. 16 @WMPhoenixOpen will be 24 paces on and 8 from the left to honor NBA legend Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/Gz199BiCCJ— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 2, 2020″I think that’s awesome,” said Rickie Fowler, who is tied for 40th heading into the final round. “It’s a cool gesture. You can’t do enough for what Kobe has done and the impact he’s had around the world.”last_img read more