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Phoenix Open: What to know for the loudest event on TOUR

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One of the season's biggest parties returns as the TOUR heads to TPC Scottsdale for the annual Phoenix Open.

The tournament is one of the new designated events and the first to be played in 2023 with a full field. Players this week will be competing for 500 FedEx Cup points and a share of the lucrative $20-million purse.

When: Feb. 9-12
Where: Scottsdale, Arizona

How to watch

Thursday 3-7 p.m. Golf Channel
Friday 3-7 p.m. Golf Channel
Saturday 1-3 p.m. Golf Channel
3-6:30 p.m. CBS
Sunday 1-3 p.m. Golf Channel
3-6 p.m. CBS

Last year's result

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Sunday evening at last year's Phoenix Open marked the beginning of an incredible run for Scottie Scheffler. The then 25-year-old defeated Patrick Cantlay on the third playoff hole to claim his maiden PGA TOUR victory before winning three more - including the Masters - in two months.

Scheffler scored the lowest round of the week on Saturday, rebounding from Friday's 71 to shoot a 9-under 62 that propelled him into a tie for third heading into the final round. He finished the tournament with a 16-under 268.

Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, and Sahith Theegala - who held the 36- and 54-hole leads - finished tied for third at 15-under.

Recent winners

2022: Scottie Scheffler (-16) in a playoff over Patrick Cantlay
2021: Brooks Koepka (-19) over K.H. Lee, Xander Schauffele
2020: Webb Simpson (-17) in a playoff over Tony Finau
2019: Rickie Fowler (-17) over Branden Grace
2018: Gary Woodland (-18) in a playoff over Chez Reavie
2017: Hideki Matsuyama (-17) in a playoff over Webb Simpson
2016: Hideki Matsuyama (-14) in a playoff over Rickie Fowler
2015: Brooks Koepka (-15) over 3 players
2014: Kevin Stadler (-16) over Graham DeLaet, Bubba Watson

The field

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The second designated event of the season has another star-studded field, highlighted by World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who's making his first TOUR start in 2023. He's played in one tournament in the 2022-23 campaign - the CJ Cup in October - which he won.

McIlroy's joined by seven other players in the top 10, including defending champion and World No. 2 Scheffler and No. 3 Jon Rahm. The latter already has two wins in 2023.

Four of the tournament's recent winners will join the defending champion in the field - Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, and two-time Phoenix Open winner Hideki Matsuyama.

Featured groups (all times ET)

Group: Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Hideki Matsuyama
Thursday - 9:48 a.m.
Friday - 2:33 p.m.

Group: Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele
Thursday - 9:59 a.m.
Friday - 2:44 p.m.

Group: Patrick Cantlay, Matt Fitzpatrick, Sam Burns
Thursday - 10:10 a.m.
Friday - 2:55 p.m.

Group: Max Homa, Jon Rahm, Keegan Bradley
Thursday - 2:33 p.m.
Friday - 9:48 a.m.

Group: Justin Thomas, Joel Dahmen, Sahith Theegala
Thursday - 2:44 p.m.
Friday - 9:59 a.m.

Group: Tom Kim, Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler
Thursday - 2:55 p.m.
Friday - 10:10 a.m.

The course

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TPC Scottsdale is a 7,261-yard, par 71 featuring one of the most popular holes in golf - the par-3 16th. Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf designed the course, which opened in 1986.

The tournament's 72-hole record is 256, shot by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001 and Phil Mickelson in 2013. The 18-hole record is 60, completed by Calcavecchia, Mickelson, and Grant Waite.

Sam Ryder and Carlos Ortiz each made a hole-in-one at the famous 16th last year.

Betting corner

Jon Rahm +750
Rory McIlroy +750
Scottie Scheffler +1400
Xander Schauffele +1400
Collin Morikawa +1800
Justin Thomas +2000
Patrick Cantlay +2000
Tony Finau +2000
Max Homa +2500
Sungjae Im +2500
Tom Kim +2800
Cameron Young +3000
Viktor Hovland +3300
Hideki Matsuyama +3500
Matthew Fitzpatrick +3500

Odds via theScore Bet

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