Six of the world’s top 10 players will tee it up tonight at the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Phoenix, Arizona.
The 132-man field features number world number one Jon Rahm, Norwegian Viktor Hovland (3), Patrick Cantlay (4), Justin Thomas (7), Xander Schauffele (8) and Hideki Matsuyama (10). The field of 132 players playing for $8.2million will be cut to top 65 and ties after 36 holes.
Here are some stats to look out for:
Will world no.1 Rahm end his trophy drought?
Jon Rahm is still searching for his first victory this year. The world no.1 has managed two top-three finishes in his last four tournaments this year. He finished ninth at the 2020 Waste Management. The Spaniard finished fifth on his debut at Phoenix as an amateur and has a record six straight top-20s at this event.
Defending champion Koepka in search for ninth career win
Brooks Koepka who is the defending champion won his first PGA trophy at this event in 2015. The four-time major champion and former world no.1 has not been in fine form dropping to position 20. The WM Open seems to be his favourite hunting ground. A win this week will earn him his ninth PGA title, three of them from this event.
Crazy scores expected this week
The TPC Scottsdale course par-71, measures 7,261 yards and has Bermuda greens. It is a dry course with green fairways and greens set up on brown desert surrounds. Its signature hole is the par-3 16th Stadium Hole. The event is known as “The Greatest Show on Grass,” The average winning score over the last five years stands at -18. Phil Mickelson tied the tournament record at -28 in 2013.
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Waste Management Phoenix Open broadcast details
All times CAT
Thursday 10 February
22:00: Day 1 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf
Friday 11 February
22:00: Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf
Saturday 12 February
20:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf
Sunday 13 February
20:00: Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf