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When football comes to the Phoenix Open and golf goes to the Super Bowl

When football comes to the Phoenix Open and golf goes to the Super Bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Super Bowl and the Animal House of golf tournaments occupying the same town the same week is, what, bedlam squared? Say this, the events are inextricably linked, notwithstanding the fact that golf and football have nothing in common save for the importance of scoring from inside 100 yards. And the collective enthusiasm in these precincts is palpable. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer in the Phoenix Open Pro-Am (Getty Images) For the record, neither the Super Bowl nor the Waste Management Phoenix Open will actually be played in the same town and neither will be held in Phoenix. The University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the Super Bowl, is in Glendale, west of Phoenix. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is played in Scottsdale, northeast of Phoenix. They are 32 miles apart via State Route 101. Yet the commingling of the events began on Tuesday, when Seattl...

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