PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open

Rickie Fowler hits a tee shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on January 31, 2015
The 16th hole during the Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the most raucous places in tournament golf. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

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.

2018 Tournament

  • When: Feb. 1-4
  • Where: TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open
    For the second consecutive year, Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament on the fourth playoff hole. In 2016, Matsuyama defeated Rickie Fowler in four extra holes; this time, it was Webb Simpson. Matsuyama and Simpson finished 72 holes tied at 17-under 267 (one stroke better than third-place Louis Oosthuizen). They matched pars on the first playoff hole, and then on the second and third. But on the fourth extra hole, Matsuyama won it with a birdie. It was Matsuyama's second win of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season and his fourth career victory on the PGA Tour.

    2016 Tournament
    Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament on the fourth playoff hole after tying Rickie Fowler at 14-under 270. Both golfers shot 67s in the final round. Fowler had the lead for much of the final nine, but bogied the 17th after hitting into the water. Matsuyama birdied the final two holes, then Fowler birdied the 18th to force the playoff.

    The pair matched scores on the first three playoff holes, then Fowler found water again on the third extra hole. That let Matsuyama win it with a par.

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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) also won back-to-back titles here.
      • And Hideki Matsuyama won in consecutive years, too, but in an unusual way: Both times in playoffs, both times on the fourth extra hole. In 2016, Matsuyama defeated Rickie Fowler in four extra holes; in 2017 he beat Webb Simpson  on the fourth playoff hole.
      • 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
      2017 - Hideki Matsuyama-p, 267
      2016 - Hideki Matsuyama-p, 270
      2015 - Brooks Koepka, 269
      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