PGA Tour
PGA - Waste Management Phoenix Open
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, February 2nd through Sunday, February 5th
SITE: TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course), Scottsdale, Arizona
COURSE ARCHITECT: Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf (1986)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,216
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 410 Yds10 - Par 4 403 Yds
2 - Par 4 416 Yds11 - Par 4 469 Yds
3 - Par 5 554 Yds12 - Par 3 195 Yds
4 - Par 3 175 Yds13 - Par 5 595 Yds
5 - Par 4 453 Yds14 - Par 4 477 Yds
6 - Par 4 436 Yds15 - Par 5 552 Yds
7 - Par 3 215 Yds16 - Par 3 162 Yds
8 - Par 4 470 Yds17 - Par 4 332 Yds
9 - Par 4 464 Yds18 - Par 4 438 Yds
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35 3,593 Yds36 3,623 Yds
 
Annual:  77th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 4-7 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday/Sunday -- 1-2:30 p.m. (et),
  CBS - Saturday/Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Mark Wilson
Runner-Up:  Jason Dufner
Tournament Record:  256 (Mark Calcavecchia, 2001)
54-Hole Record:  189 (Mark Calcavecchia, 2001)
36-Hole Record:  125 (Mark Calcavecchia, 2001)
Course Record:  60 (Grant Waite, 1996; Mark Calcavecchia, 2001;
  Phil Mickelson, 2005)
Total Purse:  $6,100,000
Shares:  1st Place - $1,098,000; 2nd Place - $658,800; 3rd Place - $414,800
 
2011 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Mark Wilson *266Nick Watney269
Jason Dufner266Gary Woodland269
Martin Laird268Five players at270
Vijay Singh268
J.B. Holmes269

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past Waste Management Phoenix Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
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
Player200320042005200620072008200920102011
Mark Wilson---------------T-9T-48T-14Won
Jason Dufner------------T-62---------2nd
Martin Laird------------------mcmcT-3
Vijay SinghWonT-3T-11T-207thmc------T-3
Nick Watney------T-49mcT-32T-34T-12T-24T-5
J.B. Holmes---------WonmcWonmcT-43T-5
Gary Woodland------------------T-60---T-5
Y.E. Yang---------------------3rdT-8
Chris Couch---------T-50mc---mcT-4T-8
Brandt Snedeker------------T-23T-9mcT-43T-8
Webb Simpson------------------65thmcT-8
Tommy Gainey------------------------T-8
Rickie Fowler------------------T-582ndT-13
Ben Cranemcmc---------T-4mcT-36T-18
Brian Gaymc---T-71T-33T-23T-17T-6T-68T-18
Phil MickelsonT-9T-7WonT-7mc2ndmcT-24T-29
Bubba Watson------------T-8mcT-25T-36T-29
Bill Haas------mc---mcT-9mc---T-29
Dustin Johnson------------------mc---T-29
Aaron BaddeleymcmcT-49mcWonmcT-35T-74T-37
Fred Couples---mc------mcmcmcT-14T-41
J.J. HenryT-37mc75thT-2mcT-58T-21T-62T-41
Robert AllenbyT-49T-14T-45T-55---T-25---T-8T-62
Ryan Moore---------T-40mcmcT-6T-14T-73
Kenny Perrymcwd7thT-12T-32T-17WonT-53mc
Ian Poulter---------------------T-24---
Matt Kucharmcmc------------T-6T-43---
Johnson Wagner------------mcmcmcT-60---
Keegan Bradley---------------------------
Kyle Stanley---------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Johnson Wagner
Darkhorse - Jeff Maggert
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Ben Crane) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (D.A. Points) - Finished tied for 8th
 
NOTES:
One of the players' favorite stops on tour takes place this week, as 10 of the top-30 players in the world and eight former champions compete for the coveted Waste Management Phoenix Open title in the Arizona desert. Webb Simpson is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 6 in the world. He is joined by Dustin Johnson (9), Matt Kuchar (12), Nick Watney (14), Brandt Snedeker (15), two-time champion Phil Mickelson (16), Ian Poulter (21), 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas (22), Bubba Watson (24) and 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley (29). Snedeker captured the Farmers Insurance Open last week in a playoff over Kyle Stanley, coming from seven strokes behind on the final day.

This year, Mark Wilson is looking to become the sixth player to win consecutive FBR Opens -- only Ben Hogan (1946-47), Jimmy Demaret (1949-50), Lloyd Mangrum (1952-53), Arnold Palmer (1961-63) and Johnny Miller (1974-75) have achieved the feat.

Last year, Wilson birdied the second playoff hole to defeat Jason Dufner and win for the second time in 2011. He had captured the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, 2011. Wilson and Dufner finished at 18-under-par 266.

In 2009, Kenny Perry holed a 23-foot birdie putt from just off the green to win a playoff, 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, with both wins coming at this event.

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 seven-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 five-under 66 in the final round to cruise to a seven-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 three-under 68 in the final round to cruise to a five-shot win. Mickelson finished at 17-under-par 267. He shot 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 the FBR Open with $2,535,471. Perry is second at $2,133,595, and Holmes is third with $2,034,270. With his win in 2008, Holmes joined a select group of 14 multiple champions at this event, which includes Hogan, Byron Nelson, Palmer, Miller, Vijay Singh and Mickelson. In 22 appearances, Mickelson has two wins and nine top-10 finishes. 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. Calcavecchia joined Palmer and Gene Littler as the only three-time winners when he won in record fashion in 2001. Calcavecchia set 72-, 54- and 36-hole marks and tied the course record of 60. Calcavecchia has finished in the top 10 nine times since the event moved to the TPC Scottsdale in 1987. Calcavecchia has won in three different decades (1989, 1992, 2001).

The TPC Scottsdale has been the site of this event for the past 25 years. Prior to the TPC Scottsdale, the event was held at Phoenix Country Club and Arizona Country Club.

The PGA Tour moves to California next week for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where D.A. Points won last year. Tiger Woods is expected to make his 2012 PGA Tour debut.

01/31 13:40:48 ET

As of January 31, 2012, at 01:41 PM ET