PGA - Waste Management Phoenix Open
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, January 29th through Sunday, February 1st
SITE: TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course), Scottsdale, Arizona
COURSE ARCHITECT: Jay Morrish/Tom Weiskopf (1986), T.Weiskopf (2014-renovation)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,266
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 408 Yds10 - Par 4 428 Yds
2 - Par 4 442 Yds11 - Par 4 472 Yds
3 - Par 5 558 Yds12 - Par 3 192 Yds
4 - Par 3 183 Yds13 - Par 5 558 Yds
5 - Par 4 470 Yds14 - Par 4 490 Yds
6 - Par 4 432 Yds15 - Par 5 553 Yds
7 - Par 3 215 Yds16 - Par 3 163 Yds
8 - Par 4 475 Yds17 - Par 4 332 Yds
9 - Par 4 453 Yds18 - Par 4 442 Yds
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35 3,636 Yds36 3,630 Yds
 
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
 
2014 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Kevin Stadler268Charles Howell III271
Graham DeLaet269Ryan Moore271
Bubba Watson269Brendan Steele271
Hunter Mahan270Harris English272
Hideki Matsuyama270Webb Simpson273
 
Past Waste Management Phoenix Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2014Kevin Stadler (268) -- Graham DeLaet, Bubba Watson
2013Phil Mickelson (256) -- Brandt Snedeker
2012Kyle Stanley (269) -- Ben Crane
2011*Mark Wilson (266) -- Jason Dufner
2010Hunter Mahan (268) -- Rickie Fowler
2009*Kenny Perry (270) -- Charley Hoffman
2008*J.B. Holmes (270) -- Phil Mickelson
2007Aaron Baddeley (263) -- John Rollins
2006J.B. Holmes (263) -- J.J. Henry, Steve Lowery, Ryan Palmer,
Scott Verplank, Camilo Villegas
2005Phil Mickelson (267) -- Scott McCarron, Kevin Na
2004Jonathan Kaye (266) -- Chris DiMarco
2003Vijay Singh (261) -- John Huston
2002Chris DiMarco (267) -- Kaname Yokoo, Kenny Perry
2001Mark Calcavecchia (256) -- Rocco Mediate
2000Tom Lehman (270) -- Rocco Mediate, Robert Allenby
1999Rocco Mediate (273) -- Justin Leonard
1998Jesper Parnevik (269) -- Tommy Armour III, Brent Geiberger, Steve Pate,
Tom Watson
1997Steve Jones (258) -- Jesper Parnevik
1996*Phil Mickelson (269) -- Justin Leonard
1995*Vijay Singh (269) -- Billy Mayfair
1994Bill Glasson (268) -- Bob Estes
1993Lee Janzen (273) -- Andrew Magee
1992Mark Calcavecchia (264) -- Duffy Waldorf
1991Nolan Henke (268) -- Gil Morgan, Curtis Strange, Tom Watson
1990Tommy Armour III (267) -- Jim Thorpe
1989Mark Calcavecchia (263) -- Chip Beck
1988*Sandy Lyle (269) -- Fred Couples
1987Paul Azinger (268) -- Hal Sutton
1986Hal Sutton (267) -- Calvin Peete, Tony Sills
1985Calvin Peete (270) -- Morris Hatalsky, Doug Tewell
1984Tom Purtzer (268) -- Corey Pavin
1983*Bob Gilder (271) -- Rex Caldwell, Johnny Miller, Mark O'Meara
1982Lanny Wadkins (263) -- Jerry Pate
1981David Graham (268) -- Lon Hinkle
1980Jeff Mitchell (272) -- Rik Massengale
1979#Ben Crenshaw (199) -- Jay Haas
1978Miller Barber (272) -- Lee Trevino, Jerry Pate
1977*Jerry Pate (277) -- Dave Stockton
1976Bob Gilder (268) -- Roger Maltbie
1975Johnny Miller (260) -- Jerry Heard
1974Johnny Miller (271) -- Lanny Wadkins
1973Bruce Crampton (268) -- Steve Melnyk, Lanny Wadkins
1972Homero Blancas (273) -- Lanny Wadkins
1971Miller Barber (261) -- Billy Casper, Dan Sikes
1970Dale Douglass (271) -- Howie Johnson, Gene Littler
1969Gene Littler (263) -- Miller Barber, Don January, Billy Maxwell
1968George Knudson (272) -- Julius Boros, Sam Carmichael, Jack Montgomery
1967Julius Boros (272) -- Ken Still
1966Dudley Wysong (278) -- Gardner Dickinson
1965Rod Funseth (274) -- Bert Yancey
1964Jack Nicklaus (271) -- Bob Brue
1963Arnold Palmer (273) -- Gary Player
1962Arnold Palmer (269) -- Billy Casper, Don Fairfield, Bob McCallister,
Jack Nicklaus
1961*Arnold Palmer (270) -- Doug Sanders
1960*Jack Fleck (273) -- Bill Collins
1959Gene Littler (268) -- Art Wall
1958Ken Venturi (274) -- Walter Burkemo, Jay Hebert
1957Billy Casper (271) -- Cary Middlecoff, Mike Souchak
1956Cary Middlecoff (276) -- Mike Souchak
1955Gene Littler (275) -- Billy Maxwell, Johnny Palmer
1954*Ed Furgol (272) -- Cary Middlecoff
1953Lloyd Mangrum (272) -- Johnny Bulla, Ted Kroll, Bo Winiger
1952Lloyd Mangrum (274) -- E.J. Harrison
1951Lew Worsham (272) -- Lawson Little
1950Jimmy Demaret (269) -- Sam Snead
1949*Jimmy Demaret (278) -- Ben Hogan
1948Bobby Locke (268) -- Jimmy Demaret
1947Ben Hogan (270) -- Lloyd Mangrum, Ed Oliver
1946*Ben Hogan (273) -- Herman Keiser
1945Byron Nelson (274) -- Denny Shute
1944*Harold McSpaden (273) -- Byron Nelson
1943Not Held due to World War II
1942Herman Barron (276) -- Henry Picard
1941Ed Oliver (275) -- Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson
1940Ed Oliver (205) -- Ben Hogan
1939Byron Nelson (198) -- Ben Hogan
1938Not Held due to recession
1937Not Held due to recession
1936Not Held due to recession
1935Ky Laffoon (281) -- Craig Wood
1934Ky Laffoon (Pro-Am) -- Johnny Revolta
1933Harry Cooper (281) -- Horton Smith, Ray Mangrum
1932Ralph Guldahl (285) -- John Perelli

* - Won in Playoff

# - Rain Shortened

Note:Formerly called Arizona Open (1932-33), Phoenix Open (1934-2003),
FBR Open (2004-09).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2005200620072008200920102011201220132014
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) - Finished tied for 30th
 
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

As of January 27, 2015, at 04:44 PM ET