Phoenix Open fans tough out the rain to watch golfers

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Players at the Waste Management Phoenix Open decided to play through the rain Friday, and their fans showed up with umbrellas and rain coats. 

"It's unusual. Usually this weather is great. It's a nice change. Unfortunately, for the people visiting, it’ll be a disappointment," said Ken Kellaney, who was at the Phoenix Open.
 
John and Amy Gawlik said it was a major disappointment.
 
"Just came from Minneapolis thinking it's going to be great weather here, and it's raining. It's the desert, and it's raining,” John Gawlik said.
 
But they decided to just grin and bear it.
 
"It's all right. We'll get through it," he said.
 
“It sucks, but it's the Phoenix Open. Nothing's going to ruin it, so it's fine," said Katie Sue Anderson.
 
Fans toughed it out in the rain for hours to see some of their favorite players.
 
“Got a few layers on, got my rain gear on and some hand warmers," said Cassidy Potter.
 
"It's not so bad. I mean, It's just a really great experience being here," said Emma Wood.
 
The Scottsdale Fire Department said it received more than a dozen calls for fall injuries and had to take three people to the hospital.
 
Firefighters recommend fans at the Phoenix Open wear appropriate shoes and watch their step, looking out for slippery areas.
 
Scottsdale Fire said there are more than 40 paramedics on hand at the Phoenix Open, and the Mayo Hospital has two medic tents with doctors and nurses to assist.