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Phil Mickelson plays a shot during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open

Phil Mickelson plays a shot during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2014

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Johnny Miller 1976

Johnny Miller won the Phoenix Open in back-to-back years, 1974-75.

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About the PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open:

The PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open was known as the Phoenix Open for decades before its first title sponsor came on board in 2004. The tournament is actually played in Scottsdale, Ariz. This event is famous for huge crowds and raucous fans, especially around the par-3 No. 16 where the crowd sends up some of the loudest roars heard on tour.

2014 Tournament
Bubba Watson missed a 5-foot par putt on the 72nd hole, giving Kevin Stadler the victory. It was Stadler's first win on the PGA Tour, and he joined father Craig as on the tour's rare father-son champion tandems. Stadler finished at 16-under 268; Watson tied for second place with Graham DeLaet, one stroke behind.

2013 Tournament
Phil Mickelson won this tournament for the third time, matching the tournament's 18-hole (60) and 72-hole (256) scoring records. Mickelson won by four strokes over Brandt Snedeker, recording his 41st overall victory on the PGA Tour in wire-to-wire fashion. Mickelson's 256 total also matched the second-lowest in PGA Tour history for a 72-hole tournament.

2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open
Just one week after a final-hole meltdown to lose at the Farmers Insurance Open, Kyle Stanley engineered one of the biggest final-round comebacks in PGA Tour history at the Phoenix Open. Stanley began the final round eight strokes behind leader Spencer Levin, but went out and fired a 65. Levin, meanwhile, struggled to a 75. Stanley won at 15-under 269, with Ben Crane second and Levin third.

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Waste Management Phoenix Open Records:

  • Overall: 256 - Mark Calcavecchia, 2001; Phil Mickelson, 2013
  • Tournament Course Record: 60 - Grant Waite, 1996; Mark Calcavecchia, 2001; Phil Mickelson, 2005; Phil Mickelson, 2013

Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Courses:

The tournament is played on the Stadium Course at the TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz. TPC Scottsdale has been the host site for this event every year since 1987.
TPC Scottsdale pictures

Other Courses to Host Waste Management Phoenix Open
(All courses in Phoenix)

  • Phoenix Country Club, 1932-33, 1935, 1939-40, 1944-54, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974-86
  • Arizona Country Club, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973

Tournament Trivia and Notes:

  • Arnold Palmer is the only golfer to win this tourney three straight years (1961-63).
  • Ben Hogan (1946-47), Lloyd Mangrum (1952-53) and Johnny Miller (1974-75) are the other golfers to win back-to-back titles here.
  • The largest margin of victory came in 1975, when Johnny Miller (260) finished 14 shots ahead of runnerup Jerry Heard. in 1939, Byron Nelson beat runner-up Ben Hogan by 12 shots in a 54-hole format.
  • Mark Calcavecchia's 254 total in 2001 set a new scoring record for 72 holes, breaking the previous PGA Tour record that had stood since 1955. (Calcavecchia's record has since been broken.)
  • Calcavecchia still holds the tournament's 72-hole scoring record, however, sharing it with Phil Mickelson.
  • Mickelson and Calcavecchia also share the 18-hole tournament record of 60, along with Grant Waite. Mickelson has recorded that score twice.
  • Gene Littler (1955, 1959, 1969), Palmer (1961-63), Calcavecchia (1989, 1992, 2001) and Mickelson (1996, 2005, 2013)are the 3-time winners of this tournament.
  • The only par-4 ace in PGA Tour history happened here in 2001, made by Andrew Magee.
  • "Big Break VI" contestant Jeff Mitchell won the Phoenix Open in 1980.
  • When Kevin Stadler won the 2014 tournament, his first PGA Tour victory, he joined father Craig as a PGA Tour winner. (See list of father-son winners.)

PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open Winners:

(p - playoff; w - weather shortened)

Waste Management Phoenix Open
2014 - Kevin Stadler, 268
2013 - Phil Mickelson, 256
2012 - Kyle Stanley, 269
2011 - Mark Wilson-p, 266
2010 - Hunter Mahan, 268

FBR Open
2009 - Kenny Perry-p, 270
2008 - J.B. Holmes, 270
2007 - Aaron Baddeley, 263
2006 - J.B. Holmes, 263
2005 - Phil Mickelson, 267
2004 - Jonathan Kaye, 266

Phoenix Open Invitational
2003 - Vijay Singh, 261
2002 - Chris DiMarco, 267
2001 - Mark Calcavecchia, 256
2000 - Tom Lehman, 270
1999 - Rocco Mediate, 273
1998 - Jesper Parnevik, 269
1997 - Steve Jones, 258
1996 - Phil Mickelson-p, 269
1995 - Vijay Singh-p, 269
1994 - Bill Glasson, 268
1993 - Lee Janzen, 273
1992 - Mark Calcavecchia, 264
1991 - Nolan Henke, 268
1990 - Tommy Armour III, 267
1989 - Mark Calcavecchia, 263
1988 - Sandy Lyle-p, 269
1987 - Paul Azinger, 268
1986 - Hal Sutton, 267
1985 - Calvin Peete, 270
1984 - Tom Purtzer, 268
1983 - Bob Gilder-p, 271
1982 - Lanny Wadkins, 263
1981 - David Graham, 268
1980 - Jeff Mitchell, 272
1979 - Ben Crenshaw-w, 199
1978 - Miller Barber, 272
1977 - Jerry Pate-p, 277
1976 - Bob Gilder, 268
1975 - Johnny Miller, 260
1974 - Johnny Miller, 271
1973 - Bruce Crampton, 268
1972 - Homero Blancas-p, 273
1971 - Miller Barber, 261
1970 - Dale Douglass, 271
1969 - Gene Littler, 263
1968 - George Knudson, 272
1967 - Julius Boros, 272
1966 - Dudley Wysong, 278
1965 - Rod Funseth, 274
1964 - Jack Nicklaus, 271
1963 - Arnold Palmer, 273
1962 - Arnold Palmer, 269
1961 - Arnold Palmer-p, 270
1960 - Jack Fleck-p, 273
1959 - Gene Littler, 268
1958 - Ken Venturi, 274
1957 - Billy Casper, 271
1956 - Cary Middlecoff, 276
1955 - Gene Littler, 275
1954 - Ed Furgol-p, 272
1953 - Lloyd Mangrum, 272
1952 - Lloyd Mangrum, 274
1951 - Lew Worsham, 272
1950 - Jimmy Demaret, 269
1949 - Jimmy Demaret-p, 278
1948 - Bobby Locke, 268
1947 - Ben Hogan, 270
1946 - Ben Hogan-p, 273
1945 - Byron Nelson, 274
1944 - Harold McSpaden-p, 273
1941-43 - No Tournament
1940 - Ed Oliver, 205
1939 - Byron Nelson, 198
1936-38 - No Tournament
1935 - Ky Laffoon, 281

Arizona Open
1934 - No Tournament
1933 - Harry Cooper, 281
1932 - Ralph Guldahl, 285

 

 

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