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12 players are playing the 16th hole for the first time this week. Here's what to expect:

Padraig Harrington came to TPC Scottsdale for the first time a year ago precisely because he wanted to experience the tournament and the 16th hole. The affable Irishman "loved it" and he's back again this week armed with replica Super Bowl footballs made by his sponsor, Wilson. The footballs he kicked -- "I'm smart enough to not throw it," Harrington said -- into the crowd that Saturday last year were a first. "I grew up as a goal keeper so I can kick a ball, but I'd never kicked an oval ball, not a rugby ball or American football, before that day," he said. "So I was thinking about it a little bit and I was happy that I didn't embarrass myself, let's say." Turns out, Harrington found himself in the final group on Sunday, trying to deny Phil Mickelson that wire-to-wire victory. He came armed with footballs once again but the three-time major champion didn't want to do anyt...

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