WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN
Purse: $6.7 million
Winning Share: $1,170,000
FedExCup Points: 500
Defending Champion: Gary Woodland
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the first big-time events on the golf calendar, and it’s held every winter in Scottsdale, Arizona, just outside Phoenix. It was known as the FBR Open from 2004 through 2009, and prior to 2004 it was called The Phoenix Open.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played the week after the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson. All four rounds WM Phoenix Open will be televised on the Golf Channel.
The FBR Open was first held in 1932, and has been staged every year consecutively since 1939. The event has gone by several names, and was known as the Phoenix Open for decades. The event has also moved to different courses over the years, and is currently held at the TPC of Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.
The 18-hole “Stadium” course at the TPC of Scottsdale facility in Scottsdale, Arizona features 6,508 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 71.0 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Jay Morrish, ASGCA/ Tom Weiskopf/(R)Randy Heckenkemper, the Stadium golf course opened in 1986.
Some great champions have been crowned in the history of the Phoenix Open like Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Jimmy Demaret, Walter Hagen, Billy Casper, Gene Littler, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Ben Crenshaw, and more recently Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh. J.B. Holmes won FBR Open in 2008 and Kenny Perry won the 2009 tournament and took home $1,080,000 of the $6 million total purse
FACTS ABOUT THE WM PHOENIX OPEN
First year played: 1939
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Course: TPC Scottsdale Golf Club
FBR Attendance Record: 536,777 in 2006
Youngest Phoenix Open winner: Jerry Pate, 1977, 23 years
Oldest Phoenix Open winner: Julius Boros, 1967, 46 years
Widest Margin of Victory: 14 – Johnny Miller over Jerry Heard, 1975, Phoenix CC
The golf betting PROMO CODE for this week’s PGA Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona have been released by Bookmaker Sportsbook.
WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN RESULTS
2018 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER: GARY WOODLAND
2017 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER: HIDEKI MATSUYAMA
2016 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER: HIDEKI MATSUYAMA
2015 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER: BROOKS KOEPKA
2014 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER
Kevin Stadler from USA beat countryman Bubba Watson and Canada’s Graham DeLaet by a single shot to win the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.
2013 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER
Phil Mickelson wins 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale. Mickelson finished at 28-under 256 for a 4-stroke victory over Brandt Snedeker.
2012 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER
Kyle Stanley wins the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open to claim his 1st win on the PGA TOUR. Stanley cards a 6-under 65. A bogey free final round 65, coupled with a final round fall out by Spencer Levin.
2011 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER
Mark Wilson hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the fourth round of the 2011 Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament. Wilson took the lead by two shots when play was suspended for the day. Wilson made a 9-foot birdie putt Monday for his second victory in three starts this year.
2010 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER
Hunter Mahan wins 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mahan won with a 16 under par. Hunter had what it took to maintain his lead on the 18th hole making par. He played a beautiful game. This is Hunter’s second PGA Championship.
2009 WM PHOENIX OPEN WINNER
In 2009 Kenny Perry took home the Champions Trophy amd more than a million dollars after a three-hole playoff with a 14 stroke under par performance. It was a tough year for the FBR Open, with a bad economy and competing with the Arizona cardinals playing in the Super Bowl, but it was a great battle, exceptional golf, and a record amount of money raised for charity through the host organization, the Thunderbirds.