It’s Super Bowl week, which for the PGA Tour means the annual kegger/golf tournament. Here are the key stats for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
How to watch:
Thursday, Rd. 1: Golf Channel, 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Friday, Rd. Golf Channel, 2: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream
Saturday, Rd. 3: Golf Channel, 2-3:30PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; CBS, 4-7 PM ET
Sunday, Rd. 4: Golf Channel, 1-2:30PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; CBS, 3-6 PM ET
Purse: $6.9 million ($1,242,000 to winner)
Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course, Scottsdale, Ariz. (71-7,261)
Defending champion: Hideki Matsuyama (-17) – defeated Webb Simpson with a birdie on the fourth playoff hole to successfully defend his 2016 WMPO title.
Notables in the field
• In his only other start in 2018, he finished ninth in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
• He is currently ranked third in the world.
• In four starts in the WMPO, he has two wins, a T-2 and a T-4.
• In 16 career rounds at TPC Scottsdale, he has never shot over par.
• In the Sony Open, had former Phil Mickelson bag man Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay as his caddie.
• Is the reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year.
• before that, finished T-4 in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
• Won the Hero World Challenge in December.
• Making his 29th start in the WMPO. Has made 22 cuts, with 10 top-10 finishes.
• Ranked No. 2 in the world.