WM Phoenix Open Preview 2022

WM Phoenix Open Preview 2022

For a list of past Phoenix Open winners, follow the link.

Fast Facts

  • February 7-13
  • 15th of 47 FedExCup events
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • TPC Scottsdale
  • Par 71
  • 7,261 yards
  • Purse $8.2 million
  • Winner $1,476,000 + 500 FedExCup pts.
  • 132 players
  • 72-hole stroke-play
  • Defending champion Brooks Koepka

TV Times

  • Rounds 1 and 2:
    • 9:15 am – 7 pm ESPN+
    • 3 pm – 7pm GOLF
  • Round 3
    • 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm ESPN+
    • 1 pm – 3 pm GOLF
    • 3 pm – 6:30 pm CBS
  • Round 3
    • 11:30 am – 6 pm ESPN+
    • 1 pm – 3 pm GOLF
    • 3 pm – 6 pm CBS

The WM Phoenix Open Field

  • Six of the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking (most since 2003)
  • 28 of the top 50 (most since 2004)
  • 99 PGA TOUR winners in the field, tied for the most of any event on TOUR since the 2021 PLAYERS Championship.
  • Headlining the field are
    • World No. 1 Jon Rahm, a graduate of Arizona State and Scottsdale resident;
    • World No. 3 Viktor Hovland, who won his third PGA TOUR title earlier this season at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
    • Patrick Cantlay, the reigning FedExCup Champion who is making his tournament debut.
    • FedExCup leader and two-time WM Phoenix Open champion Hideki Matsuyama looks for his third victory of the season.

Latest Odds

PlayerOdds
John Rahm15/2
Justin Thomas12/1
Patrick Cantlay14/1
Viktor Hovland16/1
Hideki Matsuyama16/1
Jordan Spieth20/1
Xander Schauffele22/1
Daniel Berger25/1
Schottie Scheffler25/1

Top Players In The Field

John Rahm

  • #21 Fedex Cup
  • #1 OWGR
  • Made second career PGA TOUR start as an amateur at the 2015 WM Phoenix Open finishing T5
  • Last victory by World No. 1 on TOUR: Dustin Johnson, 2020 Masters Tournament
  • Season Highlights
    • 2nd Sentry Tournament of Champions
    • T3 Farmers Insurance Open
    • T14 The American Express

Viktor Hovland

  • # 10 FedExCup
  • # 3 OWGR
  • Making second start at the event (MC/2020)
  • Earned third PGA TOUR title at 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
  • Making first start since winning the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic on DP World Tour
  • Season Highlights
    • Won – World Wide Technology Championship
    • T18 CJ Cup @ Summit

Patrick Cantlay

  • # 32 FedExCup
  • # 4 OWGR
  • Finished T4 at last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
  • Making tournament debut (two career PGA TOUR wins in tournament debut)
  • Reigning FedExCup Champion
  • Season Highlights
    • 4th Sentry Tournament of Champions
    • T4 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am
    • 9th The American Express

Justin Thomas

  • #29 FedExCup
  • #7 OWGR
  • 14 career PGA TOUR wins, tied for most in the field with Adam Scott)
  • Four consecutive top-20s at the event, second-longest active streak (Jon Rahm: 5)
  • Leads the PGA TOUR in Birdie Average (6.44)
  • Season Highlights
    • 3rd World Wide Technology Championshipo
    • T5 Sentry Tournament of Champions

Hideki Matsuyama

  • #1 FedExCup
  • #10 OWGR
  • FedExCup leader and only two-time winner on TOUR this season
  • Won the WM Phoenix Open back-to-back in 2016 and 2017
  • 88-under at the WM Phoenix Open since the start of 2013-14 season, best of any player
  • Season Highlights
    • Won Sony Open In Hawaii
    • Won Zozo Championship
    • T6 Fortinet Championship

Tournament Records

CategoryNumberPlayerYear
Low 18 hole score603 players 2005, 2013,
Phil Mickelson
Low 36 hole score1252 playersMost recent 2013
Phil Mickelson
Low 54 hole score1892 playersMost recent 2013
Phil Mickelson
Low 72 hole score2562 playersMost recent 2013
Phil Mickelson
Holes In One28Most recent 2020
Webb Simpson
R12, R3
Largest 18 hole lead4Phil Mickelson2013
Largest 36 hole lead6Johnny Miller1975
Largest 54 hole lead7Johnny Miller 1975
Largest margin of victory14Johnny Miller1975
Best come from behind win8Kyle Stanley2012
Playoffs17most recent: Webb Simpson Def. Tony FInau2020
Wire To Wire Winners4most recent: Phil Mickelson2013

16th Hole Statistics

The stadium par three at TPC Scottsdale is one of the most famous on tour. Of 206 par threes in TOUR, TPC Scottsdale’s is the 53rd easiest

TPC Scottsdale Scoring Statistics Since 2003

Score to Par-129
Scoring Average1.98
Aces2
Birdies1, 289
Bogeys1029
Double Bogeys62
Triples or Worse3
TPC Scottsdale Scoring Statistics Since 2003

Most Under Par On TPC Scottsdale #16 Since 2003

Score To ParPlayer
-9Matt Kuchar
-9Chad Campbell
-8J.B. Holmes
-8Freddie Jacobson
-8Billy Horschel
-8Kevin Na
-8Chris Stroud
Most Under Par Since 2003

Holes In One On TPC Scottsdale #16 Since 2003

YearRound
2015Francesco Molinari
2011Jarrod Lyle
2002Mike Sposa
1997Steve Stricker
1997Tiger Woods
1991Jay Delsing
1990David Edwards
1990Brad Bryant
1989Hal Sutton

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