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Ever see how 140,000 golf balls are used to create a floating logo? Of course you haven’t (video)


The Waste Management Phoenix Open is being held through Sunday at the TPC Scottsdale and it is arguably one of the craziest, most enjoyable golf tournaments to watch during the PGA Tour season. Most of this stems from the uncommonly — and accepted — boisterous crowds who attend the raucous event.

More than 500,00o spectators are expected for this year’s tournament, and they will let their voices be heard most notably on the par-3 16th hole.

With a stadium setting that seats almost 20,000 people, players shots are booed, cheered or something in between on every attempt. However the crowd responds, one thing is certain: It is loud.  Super loud.

So, how do organizers display a worthy logo for such a circus-like event? Simple, by using 140,000 golf balls to create it.

The ginormous floating ball logo, created by the Maker Twins, is staged in the lake on the 18th hole. As this time-lapse video shows, it’s quite the undertaking to get that many balls to cooperate and float where they are supposed to float.

Far out, man.