WM Phoenix Open - Tournament Preview
SCOTTSDALE - The Waste Management (WM) Phoenix Open field took a hit when Lanto Griffin, Maverick McNealy, Webb Simpson and Harris English all withdrew from the tournament.
Still in play?
Jon Rahm, a graduate of Arizona St and Scottsdale resident and World No. 1
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
Hideki Matsuyama, winner of WM Phoenix Open back-to-back in ‘16 and ‘17
Emilio Grillo (as of 11:55am ET) is off to early lead in the tournament and stands (-3) through eight holes after teeing-off at No. 10.
Preview | WM Phoenix Open
COURSE: TPC Scottsdale
ARCHITECTS: Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish
YARDS/PAR: 7,261 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,200,000/$1,476,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Brooks Koepka
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points / to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: First two rounds of coverage (Feb 10-11) are scheduled for TV from 3:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. Saturday coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:30pm (ET) on CBS. On Sunday CBS’ coverage goes 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET). The Super Bowl kicks-off around 6:30pm ET.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today and Friday with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 9:15am to 7:00pm (ET). On Saturday ESPN+ streams 12:00 noon to 6:30pm (ET) while, on Sunday, ESPN+ streaming is from 11:30am to 6:00pm (ET)
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of WM Phoenix Open with today’s and Friday’s broadcasts from 1:00pm to 7:00pm (ET). Saturday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATour(dot)com.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The Waste Management Phoenix Open Tee Times start today at 7:15am (local)/9:15pm (ET) and going to 1:50pm (local)/3:50pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for sunny skies and 67-degrees for the opening round with winds five to 13 mph and a 0% chance of rain (link). Sunny skies and low winds expected all weekend.
PGATourBrunch will post at 11am (ET) on Friday.
Next Week: The Genesis Invitational (link)
WM Phoenix Open - Field, Tee Times and Leaderboard:
The Field: (link)
Lanto Griffin (out) - Mito Pereira (in)
Andrew Landry (out) - Beau Hossler (in via top-10)
Maverick McNealy (out) - Jonathan Byrd (in via top-10)
Harris English (out) - Cameron Young (in)
Webb Simpson (out) - Hayden Buckley (in)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
The Bleachers Shook for Tiger - (ESPN)
Charles Howell III with 600th PGA Start (Golf Week/USA Today)
Hovland Trapped in OK Storm (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch This Week (PGATourCom)
Industry News, #Sports Gambling
One Step Forward, Two Back as Global Tournaments Canx - (ESPN)
Expert Picks for WM - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks for WM - (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
February 10, 1974 - Hubert Green won his fourth PGA Tour title at the Bob hope Desert Classic, shooting a final round (65) to defeat Bert Yancey by two shots. green won three more titles in 1974. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
It’s not always safe to standing in front of the celebrities when they have to tee-off!