Friday Coverage | Waste Management Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE - Play was suspended due to darkness at 6:23pm (local) with eight players yet to complete the first round. Those players will be back in position at 8am (local)/10am (ET) today, with the second round beginning as scheduled.
At 7-under thru only 16 holes Sahith Theegala, playing on a sponsor exemption, currently holds a one-stroke lead over clubhouse leader K.H. Lee.
Lee holds the clubhouse lead following a 6-under (65), highlighted by a birdie-eagle-birdie stretch on Nos. 2-4. Lee is in search of his first Top-10 finish since the 3M Open (T-6) in 2021 and second PGA Tour title (2021 AT&T Byron Nelson).
World No. 1 and Arizona State graduate Jon Rahm opened with a bogey-free (67)
The top three players on the final leaderboard from 2021 are currently T-7 or better during the first round. Chances are, they’ll be knocking on the door come Sunday.
WM Phoenix Open Leaderboard - First round (partial)
Sahith Theegala -7 (thru 16 holes)
K.H. Lee 65 (-6)
Brooks Koepka 66 (-5)
Adam Hadwin 66 (-5)
Harry Higgs 66 (-5)
Scott Stallings -5 (thru 17 holes)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
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: Conclusion of first round and all second round coverage (Feb 11) 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 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 broadcast 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 because of the suspension due to darkness on Thursday, visit: (PGATourCom)
The Waste Management Phoenix Open Tee Times 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 50-67 degrees for second round with winds four to eight mph and a 0% chance of rain (link). Sunny skies and low winds expected this weekend.
PGATourBrunch will post at 10am (ET) on Saturday.
Next Week: The Genesis Invitational (link)
WM Phoenix Open - Field, Tee Times, Leaderboard, Cut:
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)
Cut Prediction: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Darkness on the Edge of Scottsdale (ESPN.Com)
Sponsor exemption Saheth Theegala Leads in PHX (Golf Week/USA Today)
Koepka Calls his Fall to No. 20 “Embarrassing” - (ESPN.com)
Burglar, Streaker, Kobe Salute and Borat; Go Figure - (Golf Week/USA Today)
Streaker Steals Show; Booked (AZ Central)
How to Watch today (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
February 11, 1962 - Arnold Palmer won the Phoenix Open by 12 strokes, the largest margin of victory for Palmer in his PGA Tour career. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE