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Get ready for the wildest week of the PGA Tour season.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is back and fans will descend on TPC Scottsdale in their thousands for the biggest party in golf.
Of course, many will rush to the stadium 16th hole, which has an atmosphere more akin to a frenzied frat party than a short par-3. Expect more mayhem again this year with the final round being played on Super Bowl Sunday.
This year, however, the tournament does not have signature status like it did in 2023, where a $20million prize fund was up for grabs.
The tournament in Arizona was not selected as one of the eight ‘Signature Events’ on the PGA Tour’s reimagined schedule in 2024, with a prize purse this time round of nearly $9million.
But fans will still be able to see some of the world’s best golfers, with five of the top 10 in the world rankings competing for the title.
Scottie Scheffler defended his Phoenix Open title with a two-shot victory over Canadian Nick Taylor in 2023, and is back to make it three-in-a-row this year.
Scheffler’s American Ryder Cup teammates Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, Wyndham Clark, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas are all in the field trying to stop him, but FedEx Cup champion Viktor Hovland is a late withdrawal.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Waste Management Phoenix Open…
WM Phoenix Open details
Course: TPC Scottsdale
Course stats: 7,261 yards, par 71
Defending champion: Scottie Scheffler
Winner’s share: TBC
WM Phoenix Open betting tips
Here’s who the bookies fancy to shine this week…
Scottie Scheffler 11/2
Xander Schauffele 10/1
Justin Thomas 12/1
Max Homa 16/1
Jordan Spieth 18/1
Sam Burns 22/1
Odds correct at time of publishing. Please gamble responsibly.
The bunkered bet
Sahith Theegala 40/1
Theegala could be the man to end Scheffler’s Scottsdale dominance this week. The American has a T3 finish here in 2022 and backed up a runner-up finish at the Sentry last month with a solid T20 at Pebble Beach.
WM Phoenix Open how to watch
Here’s how UK viewers can tune in…
Thursday 8 February: Sky Sports Golf 3:30pm, Sky Sports Main Event 10:45pm
Friday 9 February: Sky Sports Golf 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event 10:30pm
Saturday 10 February: Sky Sports Golf 6pm, Sky Sports Main Event 8:30pm
Sunday 11 February: Sky Sports Golf 6pm, Sky Sports Main Event 7:30pm
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