2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament Notes

image2014 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
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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.

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