The Greatest Show On Grass Is Back! This weekend, the rowdy party that is the Waste Management Phoenix Open will be held at TPC Scottsdale. This is golf’s best attended event – last year there were 173,210 spectators! Keep an eye out for the 16th hole aka “golf’s most hollered ground”. The par-3, 162-yarder hold is totally enclosed with skybox suites and enough seats for 20,000. It’s a circus and frat party all in one. So what else should you expect this weekend? Check it out below!
What: Waste Management Phoenix Open
When: Thursday Jan 31 – Sunday February 3
Where: TPC Scottsdale, AZ
Winning Share: $1,098,000
FedExCup Points: 500
What It Online: http://stream.golfchannel.com/?pid=24&referrer=http://www.golfchannel.com/
TV Schedule (Initial Airings)
January 31, 2013 Round 1 4:00PM – 7:00PM GOLF Channel
February 1, 2013 Round 2 4:00PM – 7:00PM GOLF Channel
February 2, 2013 Round 3 1:00PM – 3:00PM GOLF Channel Lead-In Coverage
February 2, 2013 Round 3 3:00PM – 6:00PM NBC
February 2, 2013 Round 3 3:00PM – 6:00PM GOLF Channel 16th Hole Bonus Coverage
February 3, 2013 Round 4 1:00PM – 3:00PM GOLF Channel Lead-In Coverage
February 3, 2013 Round 4 3:00PM – 6:00PM NBC
February 3, 2013 Round 4 3:00PM – 6:00PM GOLF Channel 16th Hole Bonus Coverage
Who To Watch:
Rickie Fowler – Don’t underestimate him. At Torrey Pines, he came back from an opening-round 77 to not only make the cut, but threaten the top five.
Bubba Watson – He had the flu, but in 22 career rounds at TPC Scottsdale, he’s broken par 20 times and has a pair of even-par 71s.
Brandt Snedeker – In 2013, 10 of his 11 rounds have been under par. He finished T-2 last week at Torrey Pines.
Phil Mickleson – The ASU grad is the hometown favorite. As of this posting, he’s leading the pack in the first round with 10 under.