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PGA - Waste Management Phoenix Open

Thursday, January 29th through Sunday, February 1st
TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course), Scottsdale, Arizona
Course Architect: | Par: 71 | Yardage: 7,266

Hole By Hole

Front Nine: Par 35 3,636 Yds

  • 1 - Par 4 408 Yds
  • 2 - Par 4 442 Yds
  • 3 - Par 5 558 Yds
  • 4 - Par 3 183 Yds
  • 5 - Par 4 470 Yds
  • 6 - Par 4 432 Yds
  • 7 - Par 3 215 Yds
  • 8 - Par 4 475 Yds
  • 9 - Par 4 453 Yds

Back Nine: Par 36 3,630 Yds

  • 10 - Par 4 428 Yds
  • 11 - Par 4 472 Yds
  • 12 - Par 3 192 Yds
  • 13 - Par 5 558 Yds
  • 14 - Par 4 490 Yds
  • 15 - Par 5 553 Yds
  • 16 - Par 3 163 Yds
  • 17 - Par 4 332 Yds
  • 18 - Par 4 442 Yds

Tournament Info

Annual
80th
Television
Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 3-7 p.m. (et), - Saturday/Sunday -- 1-2:30 p.m. (et), CBS - Saturday/Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion
Kevin Stadler (Not defending)
Runner-Up
Graham DeLaet, Bubba Watson
Tournament Record
256 (Mark Calcavecchia, 2001; Phil Mickelson, 2013)
54-Hole Record
189 (Mark Calcavecchia, 2001; Phil Mickelson, 2013)
36-Hole Record
125 (Mark Calcavecchia, 2001; Phil Mickelson, 2013)
Course Record
60 (Grant Waite, 1996; Mark Calcavecchia, 2001; Phil Mickelson, 2005, 2013)
Total Purse
$6,300,000
Shares
1st Place - $1,134,000; 2nd Place - $680,400; 3rd Place - $428,400

Tournament Finishes

2014

  • Kevin Stadler (268)
  • Graham DeLaet (269)
  • Bubba Watson (269)
  • Hunter Mahan (270)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (270)
  • Charles Howell III (271)
  • Ryan Moore (271)
  • Brendan Steele (271)
  • Harris English (272)
  • Webb Simpson (273)

Past Winners

2014

Winner:
Kevin Stadler (268)
Runner Up:
Graham DeLaet, Bubba Watson

2013

Winner:
Phil Mickelson (256)
Runner Up:
Brandt Snedeker

2012

Winner:
Kyle Stanley (269)
Runner Up:
Ben Crane

2011

Winner:
*Mark Wilson (266)
Runner Up:
Jason Dufner

2010

Winner:
Hunter Mahan (268)
Runner Up:
Rickie Fowler

2009

Winner:
*Kenny Perry (270)
Runner Up:
Charley Hoffman

2008

Winner:
*J.B. Holmes (270)
Runner Up:
Phil Mickelson

2007

Winner:
Aaron Baddeley (263)
Runner Up:
John Rollins

2006

Winner:
J.B. Holmes (263)
Runner Up:
J.J. Henry, Steve Lowery, Ryan Palmer, Scott Verplank, Camilo Villegas

2005

Winner:
Phil Mickelson (267)
Runner Up:
Scott McCarron, Kevin Na

2004

Winner:
Jonathan Kaye (266)
Runner Up:
Chris DiMarco

2003

Winner:
Vijay Singh (261)
Runner Up:
John Huston

2002

Winner:
Chris DiMarco (267)
Runner Up:
Kaname Yokoo, Kenny Perry

2001

Winner:
Mark Calcavecchia (256)
Runner Up:
Rocco Mediate

2000

Winner:
Tom Lehman (270)
Runner Up:
Rocco Mediate, Robert Allenby

1999

Winner:
Rocco Mediate (273)
Runner Up:
Justin Leonard

1998

Winner:
Jesper Parnevik (269)
Runner Up:
Tommy Armour III, Brent Geiberger, Steve Pate, Tom Watson

1997

Winner:
Steve Jones (258)
Runner Up:
Jesper Parnevik

1996

Winner:
*Phil Mickelson (269)
Runner Up:
Justin Leonard

1995

Winner:
*Vijay Singh (269)
Runner Up:
Billy Mayfair

1994

Winner:
Bill Glasson (268)
Runner Up:
Bob Estes

1993

Winner:
Lee Janzen (273)
Runner Up:
Andrew Magee

1992

Winner:
Mark Calcavecchia (264)
Runner Up:
Duffy Waldorf

1991

Winner:
Nolan Henke (268)
Runner Up:
Gil Morgan, Curtis Strange, Tom Watson

1990

Winner:
Tommy Armour III (267)
Runner Up:
Jim Thorpe

1989

Winner:
Mark Calcavecchia (263)
Runner Up:
Chip Beck

1988

Winner:
*Sandy Lyle (269)
Runner Up:
Fred Couples

1987

Winner:
Paul Azinger (268)
Runner Up:
Hal Sutton

1986

Winner:
Hal Sutton (267)
Runner Up:
Calvin Peete, Tony Sills

1985

Winner:
Calvin Peete (270)
Runner Up:
Morris Hatalsky, Doug Tewell

1984

Winner:
Tom Purtzer (268)
Runner Up:
Corey Pavin

1983

Winner:
*Bob Gilder (271)
Runner Up:
Rex Caldwell, Johnny Miller, Mark O'Meara

1982

Winner:
Lanny Wadkins (263)
Runner Up:
Jerry Pate

1981

Winner:
David Graham (268)
Runner Up:
Lon Hinkle

1980

Winner:
Jeff Mitchell (272)
Runner Up:
Rik Massengale

1979

Winner:
#Ben Crenshaw (199)
Runner Up:
Jay Haas

1978

Winner:
Miller Barber (272)
Runner Up:
Lee Trevino, Jerry Pate

1977

Winner:
*Jerry Pate (277)
Runner Up:
Dave Stockton

1976

Winner:
Bob Gilder (268)
Runner Up:
Roger Maltbie

1975

Winner:
Johnny Miller (260)
Runner Up:
Jerry Heard

1974

Winner:
Johnny Miller (271)
Runner Up:
Lanny Wadkins

1973

Winner:
Bruce Crampton (268)
Runner Up:
Steve Melnyk, Lanny Wadkins

1972

Winner:
Homero Blancas (273)
Runner Up:
Lanny Wadkins

1971

Winner:
Miller Barber (261)
Runner Up:
Billy Casper, Dan Sikes

1970

Winner:
Dale Douglass (271)
Runner Up:
Howie Johnson, Gene Littler

1969

Winner:
Gene Littler (263)
Runner Up:
Miller Barber, Don January, Billy Maxwell

1968

Winner:
George Knudson (272)
Runner Up:
Julius Boros, Sam Carmichael, Jack Montgomery

1967

Winner:
Julius Boros (272)
Runner Up:
Ken Still

1966

Winner:
Dudley Wysong (278)
Runner Up:
Gardner Dickinson

1965

Winner:
Rod Funseth (274)
Runner Up:
Bert Yancey

1964

Winner:
Jack Nicklaus (271)
Runner Up:
Bob Brue

1963

Winner:
Arnold Palmer (273)
Runner Up:
Gary Player

1962

Winner:
Arnold Palmer (269)
Runner Up:
Billy Casper, Don Fairfield, Bob McCallister, Jack Nicklaus

1961

Winner:
*Arnold Palmer (270)
Runner Up:
Doug Sanders

1960

Winner:
*Jack Fleck (273)
Runner Up:
Bill Collins

1959

Winner:
Gene Littler (268)
Runner Up:
Art Wall

1958

Winner:
Ken Venturi (274)
Runner Up:
Walter Burkemo, Jay Hebert

1957

Winner:
Billy Casper (271)
Runner Up:
Cary Middlecoff, Mike Souchak

1956

Winner:
Cary Middlecoff (276)
Runner Up:
Mike Souchak

1955

Winner:
Gene Littler (275)
Runner Up:
Billy Maxwell, Johnny Palmer

1954

Winner:
*Ed Furgol (272)
Runner Up:
Cary Middlecoff

1953

Winner:
Lloyd Mangrum (272)
Runner Up:
Johnny Bulla, Ted Kroll, Bo Winiger

1952

Winner:
Lloyd Mangrum (274)
Runner Up:
E.J. Harrison

1951

Winner:
Lew Worsham (272)
Runner Up:
Lawson Little

1950

Winner:
Jimmy Demaret (269)
Runner Up:
Sam Snead

1949

Winner:
*Jimmy Demaret (278)
Runner Up:
Ben Hogan

1948

Winner:
Bobby Locke (268)
Runner Up:
Jimmy Demaret

1947

Winner:
Ben Hogan (270)
Runner Up:
Lloyd Mangrum, Ed Oliver

1946

Winner:
*Ben Hogan (273)
Runner Up:
Herman Keiser

1945

Winner:
Byron Nelson (274)
Runner Up:
Denny Shute

1944

Winner:
*Harold McSpaden (273)
Runner Up:
Byron Nelson

1943

Winner:
Not Held due to World War II
Runner Up:

1942

Winner:
Herman Barron (276)
Runner Up:
Henry Picard

1941

Winner:
Ed Oliver (275)
Runner Up:
Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson

1940

Winner:
Ed Oliver (205)
Runner Up:
Ben Hogan

1939

Winner:
Byron Nelson (198)
Runner Up:
Ben Hogan

1938

Winner:
Not Held due to recession
Runner Up:

1937

Winner:
Not Held due to recession
Runner Up:

1936

Winner:
Not Held due to recession
Runner Up:

1935

Winner:
Ky Laffoon (281)
Runner Up:
Craig Wood

1934

Winner:
Ky Laffoon (Pro-Am)
Runner Up:
Johnny Revolta

1933

Winner:
Harry Cooper (281)
Runner Up:
Horton Smith, Ray Mangrum

1932

Winner:
Ralph Guldahl (285)
Runner Up:
John Perelli
* - Won in Playoff

Top Contenders

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Bubba Watson------T-8mcT-25T-36T-29T-515thT-2
Graham DeLaet---------------mc---T-55mcT-2
Hunter MahanT-9---T-44mcT-35WonT-29---T-16T-4
Ryan Moore---T-40mcmcT-6T-14T-7378th4thT-6
Pat PerezmcmcmcT-43T-48T-24T-22T-19dq11th
Patrick Reed---------------------------T-19
Nick WatneyT-49mcT-32T-34T-12T-24T-5---T-43T-29
Bill Haasmc---mcT-9mc---T-29T-19T-6T-34
Gary Woodland------------T-60---T-5T-26T-16T-37
Phil MickelsonWonT-7mc2ndmcT-24T-29T-26WonT-42
Ben Crane---------T-4mcT-36T-182ndT-11T-42
K.J. ChoiT-11---mcT-20------------T-36T-42
Aaron BaddeleyT-49mcWonmcT-35T-74T-37T-65T-65T-48
J.B. Holmes---WonmcWonmcT-43T-5T-45mcT-58
Brandt Snedeker------T-23T-9mcT-43T-8T-502ndT-61
Charley Hoffman------mcmc2ndmcT-2976thmcT-61
Billy Horschel------------------------mcT-11
Keegan Bradley---------------------T-15T-24mc
Kyle Stanley---------------------Won74thmc
Rickie Fowler------------T-582ndT-13T-26mcmc
Mark Wilson---------T-9T-48T-14WonT-19mcmc
Matt Kuchar------------T-6T-43---T-33------
Jordan Spieth------------------------------
Tiger Woods------------------------------

Sports Network Selections

Pick To Win:
Bubba Watson
Darkhorse
Charley Hoffman
Last Week's Pick To Win - Matt Kuchar
Finished tied for 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse - Scott Piercy
NOTES: One of the players' favorite stops on tour takes place this week, as four of the top 11 players in the world and seven former champions compete for the coveted Waste Management Phoenix Open title in the Arizona desert. Tiger Woods will make his season debut this week. This will be Woods' first official event since missing the cut at the PGA Championship in August. He did play at the Hero World Challenge in December in a limited-field event, where he finished tied for 17th in an 18-player field, 26 shots back of champion Jordan Spieth. Woods has not played in this tournament since finishing tied for fifth in 2001. Bubba Watson is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 4 in the world. He is joined by Spieth (9), Matt Kuchar (10) and Rickie Fowler (11). Spieth is playing for the first time since blitzing the field at the Hero World Challenge in December. He finished that event at 26-under par and won by 11 strokes. TPC Scottsdale has been the site of this event for the past 28 years. Prior to TPC Scottsdale, the tournament was held at Phoenix Country Club and Arizona Country Club. Last year, Kevin Stadler carded rounds of 65-68-67-68 to claim a 1-stroke victory over Graham DeLaet and Watson, who had a chance to force a playoff with a 5-foot par putt at the 18th, but could not convert. Stadler, who was making his 239th career start on tour, finished the tournament at 16-under-par 268 for his first PGA Tour title. With the win, Stadler and his father, Craig, became the ninth father-son duo to win on the PGA Tour. Stadler will not be on hand to defend his title this week, due to a hairline fracture in his left hand. In 2013, Phil Mickelson was dominant in a wire-to-wire victory. Mickelson, who also won this event in 1996 and 2005, came within a horse-shoed putt of shooting 59 in the first round and never relented. The left-hander carded a 65 on Friday, matched the tournament's 54-hole scoring mark with a 64 on Saturday, and tallied five birdies during the final round to finish at 28- under 256, which tied for the second-lowest score in a 72-hole PGA Tour event. It was the 41st career PGA Tour win for Mickelson. He joined Arnold Palmer, Mark Calcavecchia and Gene Littler as the only three-time winners of this event. In 25 appearances, Mickelson has three wins and 10 top-10 finishes. In 2012, Kyle Stanley fired a 6-under 65 in the final round to come from eight shots back to win by one stroke over Ben Crane. Stanley finished his first tour win at 15-under-par 269. It was the largest comeback in tournament history. Stanley lost an 8-stroke lead in the final round the week before at the Farmers Insurance Open. Kenny Perry holed a 23-foot birdie putt from just off the green to win a playoff in 2009, collecting his 13th PGA Tour win at the age of 48. Perry and Charley Hoffman needed three extra holes to decide the tournament, with Perry finally ending things at the TPC Scottsdale's 17th hole. The players ended regulation tied at 14-under-par 270. Perry became the oldest champion in tournament history at 48 years, three months and 21 days old. The previous oldest winner was Julius Boros, when he won in 1967 at 46 years, 11 months and nine days old. J.B. Holmes birdied the 18th hole in regulation in 2008 to shoot a final- round, even-par 71 and force a playoff with Mickelson. Holmes, the 2006 winner, followed that closing birdie with a birdie on the first playoff hole, No. 18, to win for the second time on the PGA Tour. In 2007, Aaron Baddeley capitalized on a late collapse by Jeff Quinney to win by a shot. Trailing by three strokes with four holes to play, Baddeley made three consecutive birdies from No. 15 and walked away with his second career PGA Tour victory. He shot his second straight 7-under 64 in the final round for the lowest weekend score in tournament history. Holmes, then a 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie in 2006, won in only his fourth start as a professional. Holmes fired a 5-under 66 in the final round to cruise to a 7-shot win. He finished at 21-under-par 263 and delighted a record weekend crowd of over 536,000. Holmes became the first player to win the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament and then win on the PGA Tour the next season since Mike Weir won the 1998 Q-School and the 1999 Air Canada Championship. In 2005, Mickelson posted a 3-under 68 in the final round to cruise to a 5- shot win. Mickelson finished at 17-under-par 267. He posted a career low and tied the course record by firing a 60 in the second round. Mickelson's previous best round was a 61 at the 2001 Greater Hartford Open, which he also won. Mickelson is the all-time leader in earnings at this event with $3,715,863. Holmes is second with $2,288,545. With his win in 2008, Holmes joined a select group of 14 multiple champions at this event, which includes Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Palmer, Johnny Miller, Vijay Singh and Mickelson. When Miller won the 1975 Phoenix Open, he posted the largest margin of victory at this event with a 14-shot win over Jerry Heard. Singh's final-round 63 in 2003 tied the lowest final round by a champion, equaling the mark set by Mark Calcavecchia in 1992. The PGA Tour moves to California next week for the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, where Scott Stallings won in 2014. 01/27 16:43:22 ET
 
 
 
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