2018 WM Phoenix Open Tournament Preview

Waste Management Phoenix Open LogoOne of the most popular PGA Tour stops for the fans (and probably the golfers too) is the WM Phoenix Open. Played at the TPC Scottsdale the Waste Management Open features the famous 16th hole Par 3 that is surrounded by stands that looks like a mini stadium and is known as “The Coliseum”. Famously this hole use to feature Caddie Races but were banned by the PGA tour because of injuries sustained by the racers.

The other great spectacle is the fan reaction to shots on the 16th hole. Miss the green and players are mercilessly booed to their ball. Hit the green and the crowd roars – Hit a Hole in One and the crowd goes absolutely bananas!

2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tourney Preview

The 2018 WM Phoenix Open will as always feature a huge number of top PGA Tour players in the field. As much as the fans enjoy the spirit of the event, the players love the rock star feel that they get too. Last year Hideki Matsuyam defended his title and won his second Waste Management Phoenix Open in a row. Who will win the 2018 Waste Management Open? If you know, then create your fantasy golf lineup at our affiliate partner site DraftKings and take advantage of the thousands of dollars they are giving away this week!

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Here is a Preview Video for the 2018 WM Phoenix Open Tournament

2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Course

Name of Course – TPC Scottsdale

Where is TPC Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ

TPC ScottsdalePar – 71

Yards – 7261

Slope Rating - 138

Year Built – 1986

Designed by - Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish

Past Phoenix Open Champions

Hideki Matsuyama Defending ChampionHideki Matsuyama2017 – Hideki Matsuyama

 

Hideki Matsuyama2016 – Hideki Matsuyama

 

Brooks Koepka2015 – Brooks Koepka

 

Kevin Stadler2014 - Kevin Stadler

 

Other WM Phoenix Open info - Trends, Tidbits

  • Has been played at the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale since 1987
  • About 500,000 people come through the 4 day tournament making it the best-attended event on the PGA Tour
  • WM Phoenix Open was originally named the Arizona Open, but since 1935 has been known as the Phoenix Open
  • Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler, Mark Calcavecchia and Phil Mickelson are the only golfers to have won the Phoenix Open 3 times
  • Waste Management has been the title sponsor since 2003

2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Fantasy Golf Picks Info

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Why you need expert picks for the 2018 WM Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a tournament that is popular with the top PGA Tour players and the course history is a big factor. Even after a bad year, 3 time winner Phil Mickelson will be a pick many experts will be looking at. We trust out buddies at Golfstats.com for our expert golf picks so we won’t try to give you any of our picks…we leave that up to the experts!

Expert Fantasy Picks for Waste Management Phoenix Open