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@PGATourBrunch Reviews Saturday and Previews the Final Round at TPC Scottsdale
Waste Management Phoenix Open Notebook:
Jordan Spieth tied his career-low score with 10 birdies and no bogeys to shoot 10-under (61). Spieth is in contention for a 12th PGA Tour win and his first since 2017. He last played in a final group of the final round was with Xander Schauffele at the 2018 The Open Championship.
WM Phoenix Open 36-hole leader and World No. 4 Xander Schauffele birdied four of last six holes to maintain a T-1 position on the leaderboard. He has two runner-up finishes this season and seven overall since his last victory and most recently finished runner-up at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open.
Scottie Scheffler was COLD and is now HOT 🔥. He is T-3 at (-15) after he birdied his last two holes to post a 5-under (66). That score comes off missed cuts in his last two starts at The American Express and last week’s Farmers Insurance Open.
Louis Oosthuizen is T-5 at (-14) as he tied his career-low score with a bogey-free 8-under (63) to equal his effort at the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship/R3). I Oosthuizen’s only previous Waste Management Phoenix Open start, he finished third in 2017. He is seeking a second career Tour title to add to the 2010 The Open Championship)
Following back-to-back third-place finishes in this event in 2019 and 2020, Justin Thomas is T-5 at (-14) after posting a bogey free 7-under (64) on Saturday.
🏌️♂️Tee times today begin at 9:30am (local)/11:30am (ET) with Nick Hardy, Emiliano Grillo and Max Homa heading out from No. 1 and Henrik Norlander, Wyndham Clark and Si Woo Kim using the tee at No. 10 to start their final round at TPC Scottsdale.
All Tee Times (link)
Editor’s Note: In our Monday Wrap-Up, we’ll have a Waste Management Phoenix Open review (and maybe even some Super Bowl commentary) posted at 12:00 Noon (ET).
Waste Management Phoenix Open Leaderboard
T-1 Jordan Spieth 67-67-61—195 (-18)
T-1 Xander Schauffele 66-64-65—195 (-18)
T-3 Scottie Scheffler 67-65-66—198 (-15)
T-3 Kyoung-Hun Lee 66-66-66—198 (-15)
Full Leaderboard (link)
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TV COVERAGE: Sunday, February 7: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 6:30pm (ET) on NBC.
STREAMING: Peacock will offer its first broadcasts of NBC Sports Edge Betcast today from 2:00pm to 4:30pm (ET); PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage of “Featured Groups” on today while “Featured Holes” will be streamed from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Sunday, February 7: 1:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com).
PGA TOUR TOURNAMENT SITE (link)
What They’re Saying:
Spieth Flirts with Course Record (AZ Central)
Russell Henley Ties Back 9 Record on Saturday (Golf Digest/USA Today)
Jordan Speith’s Confidence is Building (ESPN)
DJ Leads at Saudi Event (ESPN/Associated Press)
Official Waste Management Phoenix Open site (link)
#SportsBiz, #SportsTech, and the Golf Industry:
Cardboard Cut-Outs Raise $115k (Arizona Sports)
On This Day in Golf:
February 7, 1999 - Payne Stewart won his 10th PGA Tour title without hitting a shot in the final round when rain cancelled the fourth round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Stewart was the leader after 54 holes and was declared the winner when the tour decided against completing the tournament on Monday. Stewart was the U.S. Open that same year but tragically died in an airplane accident that October 25th. (Courtesy Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE).
Make that MANY parting PUTTS, as we look back 16 fun-filled years, as of Feb. 6 for this meltdown: