2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open pre-tournament notes
Dates: January 27-February 2, 2014
Where: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Courses: TPC Scottsdale (Par/Yards: 71/7,216)
Field size: 132
2013 champion: Phil Mickelson
Purse: $6,200,000 ($1,116,000/winner)
FedExCup: 500 points to the winner
Format: 72-hole stroke play
How Phil Mickelson won the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open
Making his 24th start at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last year, Phil Mickelson posted an opening round, 11-under 60, equaling both his career-low round on the PGA TOUR and the lowest score in Waste Management Phoenix Open history (his own second-round 60 en route to winning in 2005, Mark Calcavecchia/2001, Grant Waite/1996).
Mickelson’s four-stroke lead at day’s end was the largest first-round lead in event history. Ensuing rounds of 65-64-67 made Mickelson too tough to catch. With the win, his third at TPC Scottsdale, he joined Steve Jones (1977) as the second wire-to-wire winner of the event since 1970.