Most-read stories on in 2016

A little bit of fun, a little bit of sun and one brandished gun led’s most-read stories of the year.

The top story, as clicked on by readers, was on a former fire marshal who pulled a firearm on a person he suspected stole his clubs. It was clicked on nearly twice as much as story No. 2, which also had equipment ties.

Tiger Woods occupied five of the top 10 spots last year, but recorded only two in his mostly-off-rarely-on season.

Meanwhile, controversy again piqued reader interest.

Take a look at our most-read stories in 2016. And click here for our most-watched videos.

1. Former fire marshal pulls gun on man who stole clubs
2. Tiger’s dining room packed with new equipment
3. Furyk’s 58 nearly ruined by partner’s scoring error
4. Phil vindicated: ‘Some dumbass opened his mouth’
5. Nike to exit golf equipment business
6. Patron burns Bubba; Bubba burns patron right back
7. Fowler moved to tears after wild, watery loss
8. Euros gracious – and hilarious – in Ryder Cup defeat
9. Spieth, Fowler, Thomas, Kaufman vacationing in Bahamas
10. Woods withdraws from Safeway Open