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PGA Tour change location of hole on the 16th at Phoenix Open to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, as leader Tony Finau and others wear shirts to honour late NBA legend The PGA Tour will pay a touching tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday They will alter the traditional find-round hole location on the famed par-3 16th The hole will be cut 24 paces on and eight from the left edge to honour Bryant Players have been paying their respects to the sporting icon throughout week 

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 10:09 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 10:09 GMT, 2 February 2020

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The PGA Tour will pay a touching tribute to the late Kobe Bryant following his tragic death by altering the traditional final-round hole location on the iconic 16th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The hole on the par-3 16th will be cut 24 paces on and eight from the left edge of the green to honour Bryant's two most iconic shirt numbers during his remarkable 20-year career within NBA.

The 16th flag at the Phoenix Open will also have Bryant's jersey numbers printed on with a purple 24 on one side and eight on the reverse.

The PGA Tour will alter the traditional final-round hole location on the 16th at the Phoenix Open

The PGA Tour will alter the traditional final-round hole location on the 16th at the Phoenix Open

The PGA Tour are paying tribute to sporting icon Kobe Bryant, who tragically died last Sunday

The PGA Tour are paying tribute to sporting icon Kobe Bryant, who tragically died last Sunday

The flag will honour his jersey numbers, with a purple 24 on one side and eight on the other

The flag will honour his jersey numbers, with a purple 24 on one side and eight on the other

'I think that's awesome,' Rickie Fowler said of the move. 'It's a cool gesture. You

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