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PGA Tour
PGA - Waste Management Phoenix Open
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DATES: Thursday, February 25th through Sunday, February 28th
SITE: Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale (Stadium Course), Scottsdale, AZ
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:  76th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 4-8 p.m. (et),
  - Thursday/Friday -- 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (et) -
  replay
  - Saturday/Sunday -- 4-7 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday/Sunday -- 8:30-11:30 p.m. (et) - replay
Defending Champion:  Kenny Perry
Runner-Up:  Charley Hoffman
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:  $6,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $1,080,000; 2nd Place - $648,000; 3rd Place - $408,000
 
2009 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Kenny Perry *270Brian Gay273
Charley Hoffman270Matt Kuchar273
Kevin Na271Ryan Moore273
James Nitties272Scott Piercy273
David Toms272Cliff Kresge274
Jeff Maggert274

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past Waste Management Phoenix Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
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
Player2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Kenny PerryT-23T-60T-2mcwd7thT-12T-32T-17Won
Charley Hoffman---------------------mcmc2nd
Kevin Na---------------T-2---T-67T-43rd
David TomsT-18T-9---T-11---T-419thT-8mcT-4
James Nitties---------------------------T-4
Brian Gay---T-36T-54mc---T-71T-33T-23T-17T-6
Ryan Moore------------------T-40mcmcT-6
Scott Piercy------------------T-15------T-6
Matt Kuchar------T-54mcmc------------T-6
Rory SabbatiniT-58mcT-8T-18mcT-61T-20T-59T-34T-12
Zach Johnson---------------T-24mcwd---T-12
Geoff Ogilvy------T-40mcmcT-27T-20mcmcT-17
D.J. Trahan------------------T-59mcmcT-17
J.J. Henry------mcT-37mc75thT-2mcT-58T-21
Sean O'Hair---------------mc---mcT-50T-25
Jonathan KayemcT-23---T-61WonT-40mc---mcT-25
Chris DiMarcoT-61T-5WonT-132ndmcT-15T-59T-54T-32
Rocco MediateT-22ndT-15T-28mc---mcmcT-50T-35
Aaron Baddeley---------mcmcT-49mcWonmcT-35
Lucas Glover------------------T-20T-20T-58T-42
Steve FleschT-7T-23T-28mcT-3T-4T-59T-54mcT-48
J.B. Holmes------------------WonmcWonmc
Phil MickelsonT-10mcT-23T-9T-7WonT-7mc2ndmc
Mark CalcavecchiaT-7WonmcT-49T-33T-9T-40mcT-20mc
Anthony Kim---------------------mcT-30mc
Camilo Villegas------------------T-2mcT-34mc
Justin LeonardT-23mcmcT-24T-9mcT-7mcT-43mc
Tom LehmanWonT-7T-18T-4323rdT-45mcmcT-58mc
Fred Couples---T-23T-45---mc------mcmcmc
Robert AllenbyT-2mc---T-49T-14T-45T-55---T-25---
Martin Kaymer------------------------------
Ian Poulter------------------------------
Y.E. Yang------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - J.B. Holmes
Darkhorse - Steve Marino
 
Last Week's Pick to Win - Match Play (Stricker/Westwood) - Lost 1st/Lost 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse - Match Play (Donald/Quiros) - Lost in 2nd/Lost in 1st
 
Last Week's Pick to Win - Mayakoba (K.J. Choi) - Finished tied for 20th
Last Week's Darkhorse - Mayakoba (D.J. Trahan) - Not in final field
 
NOTES:
One of the players' favorite stops on tour takes place this week, as 13 of the top-30 players in the world and 10 former champions compete for the coveted Waste Management Phoenix Open title in the Arizona desert. The field is led by world No. 3 and two-time champion Phil Mickelson. Ian Poulter, the No. 5 player in the world, is also in the field. Poulter won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship last week for his first PGA Tour victory and is now ranked in the top-five for the first time in his career. This will be the first time that Poulter has played in this tournament.

Last year, Kenny Perry holed a 23-foot birdie putt from just off the green to win a playoff at this event, 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. Perry carried a one-shot lead to the 18th hole in the final round, but walked off with a closing bogey to shoot a two-under 69. He had birdied two of the previous three holes to take the lead. Hoffman, chasing his second PGA Tour win, missed makeable birdie putts at the 17th and 18th holes and shot a four-under 67. Either putt would have given him the win. The players ended regulation tied at 14-under-par 270.

Perry and Hoffman both made bogeys at the first playoff hole -- No. 18 -- after they each drove into a fairway bunker. Perry had the best chance for par, but he missed a 15-foot putt to take a bogey there for the second time in about 20 minutes. They both made par at the second playoff hole, the par-four 10th, with Perry missing a 20-footer for birdie and Hoffman coming within inches of draining his 13-footer. At the driveable 17th for the third extra hole, Hoffman plugged his tee shot into a bunker and was left with an awkward lie near the lip of the trap. Perry, meanwhile, found the fairway off the tee, but didn't gain much of an advantage when his chip shot bounced softly and failed to make it to the green. Hoffman was unable to get up and down from the bunker for birdie, blasting to 34 feet and missing the putt, which left Perry with another chance to putt for the win. He rolled the 23-footer into the middle of the cup and threw his arms in the air in celebration.

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 9 days old. This year, Perry 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.

In 2008, J.B. Holmes birdied the 18th hole in regulation 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. Quinney, who led after the second and third rounds, all but handed Baddeley the win by finishing with two inexplicable bogeys. He hit an ill-advised driver into the water at the 332-yard, par-four 17th, then chipped within four feet before missing the short putt and settling for bogey. Baddeley, meanwhile, made a 10- footer for birdie and pulled ahead by one shot. He closed with a routine par at the 18th to finish at 21-under-par 263. Quinney hit two bunkers and made another bogey at the 18th to close out a three-under 68.

In 2006, Holmes, then a 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie, won the FBR Open 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 the event 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 $2,455,813. Perry is second at $2,119,897 and Holmes is third with $2,016,000. With his win in 2008, Holmes joined a select group of 14 multiple champions at this event, which includes: Hogan, Byron Nelson, Palmer, Miller, Singh and Mickelson. In 20 appearances at this event, Mickelson has two wins and nine top-10 finishes.

Vijay 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 of the event 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 of Scottsdale in 1987. Calcavecchia has won the event in three different decades (1989, 1992, 2001).

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. With last year's playoff, there have now been 14 in the tournament's history.

The TPC of Scottsdale has been the site of this event for the past 23 years. In that time, players who have held or shared the 54-hole lead have won 12 times. Prior to the TPC of Scottsdale, the event was held at Phoenix Country Club from 1932-54, 56, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70 and 1972-86 and at Arizona Country Club in the years 1955, 57-59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69 and 71.

The PGA Tour moves east to the state of Florida next week for The Honda Classic, where Y.E. Yang will defend his title.

02/23 16:01:39 ET

As of February 23, 2010, at 04:02 PM ET

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