Waste Management Phoenix Open 2019: Your course and current form guides

TPC Scottsdale par-three 16th
The iconic par-three 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale where it's not unknown for fans to become boisterous on tournament days

Andy Swales supplies course and current form stats for this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona...

"World No 6 Jon Rahm usually plays well this time of year and on Sunday claimed his third top-10 of 2019. This makes it five T-10s in a row for the Spaniard whose three previous outings at Scottsdale reads' 11th-16th-5th."

From the desert to the coast, and now back to the desert, the PGA Tour heads to Phoenix for its one and only stop in the state of Arizona.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open has been staged at TPC Scottsdale since 1987 and remains one of the most popular events on the calendar.

It is not unknown for the tournament to attract more than half-a-million spectators throughout the week.

And teeing-up on Thursday will be 10 of the world's top 25 pros.

Course Specialists

Former world No 2 Hideki Matsuyama, a two-time champion at Scottsdale, tied-third at Torrey Pines over the weekend, his highest finish since August 2017.

This result moved the 26-year-old from Japan to No 26 in the standings and he is joined in the desert by a number of other course specialists.

Matt Kuchar, who has won two of his last four PGA Tour starts, has enjoyed top-10s in each of his last two visits, while Webb Simpson was runner-up here two years ago - one of five T-15s at the course.

Further down the pecking order, Brendan Steele has an impressive record in Phoenix.

A podium finisher 12 months ago, Steele has posted six top-20s since 2011, including four times inside the top-10.

Hot Spaniard

World No 6 Jon Rahm usually plays well this time of year and on Sunday claimed his third top-10 of 2019.

This makes it five T-10s in a row for the Spaniard whose three previous outings at Scottsdale reads' 11th-16th-5th.

Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have each finished runner-up at Scottsdale twice, as has Ryan Palmer who carded three sub-69 rounds at Torrey Pines last week en route to finishing in a tie-for-13th.

Cameron Smith, Billy Horschel and Andrew Putnam are playing tidily right now, with world No 38 Horschel registering 10 top-25 finishes from his last 15 events - and in four of these ended up on the podium.

Big Hitters Paradise

The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale was opened 33 years ago and, following the 2014 instalment of the Phoenix Open, was given a $12m facelift.

During this renovation, every bunker was either rebuilt or removed, while the greens were resurfaced, although fairways remained untouched.

Water, trees and dog-legs are not a massive issue over the Stadium Course, although there is plenty of scrub and waste ground to threaten any errant shot.

That said, the Stadium Course is a venue where aggressive long hitters, whose natural game is to attack the flag, will get the opportunity to prosper.

Those who played last week in San Diego have travelled 360 miles inland to sample this desert environment.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W4 W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50 W49 W48 W47 W46 W45
Justin Thomas 16 3 12
Xander Schauffele 25 1 8 16
Jon Rahm 5 6 8 1 4
Tony Finau 13 2 16
Rickie Fowler 66 5 16
Bubba Watson MC 31 12
Webb Simpson 8 3
Alexander Noren MC 8 9
Matt Kuchar 1 19 23 1
Gary Woodland 9 MC* 2 8 41
Phil Mickelson 2
Cameron Smith 9 22 1 10
Tyrrell Hatton 38 MC 22
Keegan Bradley 35 29 27 15 17
Hideki Matsuyama 3 51 18 44 46
Kyle Stanley MC 22
Billy Horschel 8 25 21
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC 14 9 46
Kevin Kisner 57 69 7 MC
Andrew Putnam 34 2 14 17
Brandt Snedeker 62 16 22 34
Emiliano Grillo 52 22 8 15
Satoshi Kodaira MC MC 32 1
Kevin Na
Aaron Wise MC MC 27 10
Byeong Hun An 12 MC 10
Chez Reavie 28 3 26
Adam Hadwin 2 57 10
Abraham Ancer MC 18 29 1 21
Brian Harman MC MC MC 32 68
Daniel Berger MC 12
Charley Hoffman MC MC MC
Luke List 40 MC 4 MC
Russell Knox 43 18 43 34
Si Woo Kim 29 40 MC 26
Chesson Hadley MC MC MC
Zach Johnson 28 MC 7 MC
Ryan Palmer 13 MC
Cameron Champ MC MC* 11 6 10
Ryan Moore MC MC
Kevin Tway 43 MC 11
Stewart Cink MC 20 MC
Patton Kizzire MC 13 8 15 55
Peter Uihlein MC MC 7
Charl Schwartzel MC MC MC 3 41
Jimmy Walker MC 51
Sung Jae Im 52 12 16 15 37 MC
Beau Hossler 57 MC MC
Danny Lee MC 71 2
JB Holmes MC 48
Russell Henley MC 66 MC 29
CT Pan 66 51 MC 16
Ted Potter 13 27 46
Andrew Landry 28 MC 22 59 MC
Bronson Burgoon MC MC MC
Ryan Armour MC 22 15 21
Cameron Davis 57 28 MC MC 40 48
Sam Burns 40 18 MC 37 MC
Brice Garnett MC 33 19 37 5
JJ Spaun MC 51 37 3
Austin Cook 11
Brendan Steele MC 57 12
Lucas Glover 12 11
Jason Kokrak 20 18
Adam Long MC 1 MC MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 69 38
Scott Piercy 57 33 19 6
Brian Gay MC 22 23 41
Whee Kim MC MC MC MC 10
Keith Mitchell MC 16 MC 65
Nick Watney 72 51 23
Patrick Rodgers MC MC 2 MC
Sam Ryder 43 40 MC MC 54
Harold Varner MC 18 16 23 6
Joaquin Niemann 72 MC 65 60
Richy Werenski MC MC 15 3
James Hahn MC 57 MC 29
Kramer Hickok MC 40 MC MC 29
Chris Kirk MC MC MC 46 48
Martin Kaymer 24 22 55 21
Denny McCarthy MC MC 46 41
Sung Kang 20 10 MC 29
Sean O`Hair 76 9 MC* 46 MC
Robert Streb 29 40 MC 32 MC
Kevin Streelman MC 34 MC MC
Joel Dahmen 9 22 37 41
Rory Sabbatini 70 57 33 55
Ollie Schniederjans MC 72 MC 74 MC
Kelly Kraft MC MC MC 38
Bill Haas 57 MC MC 60
Anders Albertson MC 34 15 55
Martin Laird 43 MC MC
Scott Stallings 43 MC MC
Bud Cauley 13 MC MC 29
Brian Stuard 40 8 MC MC
Chase Wright MC MC 57 7 63
Vaughn Taylor 7 MC MC 26
Trey Mullinax 25 34 57 65
JT Poston 40 7 20 MC 21
Steve Stricker MC*
Michael Thompson 13 9 69 MC
Aaron Baddeley 18 59
Ryan Blaum 70 73 64 4 MC
Grayson Murray 62 MC Wd
Brandon Harkins MC MC 51 MC 65
Michael Kim MC MC 32 MC
Tom Hoge MC MC MC 37 MC
Scott Langley MC 12 43 23 29
Stephan Jaeger 66 MC 43 MC 16
Adam Schenk 57 67 MC 23 48
Peter Malnati 18 MC MC MC
Chris Stroud 52 MC Wd
Nick Taylor 43 40 MC 9 MC
Harris English MC 51 22 46 68
Sangmoon Bae 35 MC MC 59 MC
Julian Etulain 43 40 43 MC
Alex Cejka MC 40 MC MC
Shawn Stefani 62 MC MC MC MC
John Huh 25 70 MC MC MC
Carlos Ortiz MC 65 29 MC MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC 15 MC
Seamus Power MC MC MC MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes 29 MC* MC MC
Tyler Duncan MC 51 57 74 38
Jonas Blixt 29 MC MC 60
Seth Reeves MC MC MC 71 29
Brandon Hagy 66 MC
Jim Knous 29 MC 51 MC
Morgan Hoffmann 77 24
Cody Gribble MC 40 71 MC
Jim Herman MC MC 43 MC MC
KJ Choi
Kenny Perry MC
Freddie Jacobson MC MC
Colt Knost MC
Michael Hopper
Talor Gooch 3 4 MC MC
Player 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Justin Thomas 17 MC MC 17
Xander Schauffele 17
Jon Rahm 11 16 5
Tony Finau MC MC MC 22
Rickie Fowler 11 4 2 46 MC MC 26 13 2 58
Bubba Watson 40 MC 14 2 2 15 5 29 36 25
Webb Simpson MC 2 14 10 8 8 MC 65
Alexander Noren 21
Matt Kuchar 5 9 30 33 43 6
Gary Woodland 1 MC 33 MC 37 16 26 5 60
Phil Mickelson 5 16 11 MC 42 1 26 29 24 MC
Cameron Smith 48 42 MC
Tyrrell Hatton
Keegan Bradley 43 MC 24 17 MC 24 15
Hideki Matsuyama Wd 1 1 2 4
Kyle Stanley MC 36 45 MC MC 74 1
Billy Horschel 43 24 24 30 MC 11
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 67
Kevin Kisner MC MC 55
Andrew Putnam
Brandt Snedeker 23 33 10 61 2 50 8 43 MC
Emiliano Grillo 57 63 45
Satoshi Kodaira
Kevin Na 48 16 24 26 19 36 5 MC 53 3
Aaron Wise
Byeong Hun An 23 6
Chez Reavie 2 MC MC MC 45 41 MC MC
Adam Hadwin 43 12 17 MC
Abraham Ancer
Brian Harman 24 58 66 MC 32
Daniel Berger 11 7 58 10
Charley Hoffman 26 24 51 53 61 MC 76 29 MC 2
Luke List 26 MC MC MC
Russell Knox MC MC 15
Si Woo Kim 62 MC 67
Chesson Hadley 5 60 MC
Zach Johnson 57 12 14 10 24 12
Ryan Palmer MC MC 24 2 48 5 55 MC 14 60
Cameron Champ
Ryan Moore MC 61 11 17 6 4 78 73 14 6
Kevin Tway 57 MC
Stewart Cink 59 MC Wd MC
Patton Kizzire 31 57 60
Peter Uihlein 52
Charl Schwartzel
Jimmy Walker 54 MC 49 24
Sung Jae Im
Beau Hossler 17
Danny Lee MC MC 4 MC MC MC
JB Holmes MC 24 6 66 58 MC 45 5 43 MC
Russell Henley MC 16 MC 59 MC 67
CT Pan 62 MC
Ted Potter MC 24 70
Andrew Landry MC
Bronson Burgoon
Ryan Armour MC
Cameron Davis
Sam Burns
Brice Garnett MC
JJ Spaun Wd 4
Austin Cook 31
Brendan Steele 3 16 17 26 6 6 5 53
Lucas Glover 43 36 53 MC 54 29 MC 42
Jason Kokrak 31 MC MC 40 15 MC MC
Adam Long
Jhonattan Vegas 46 48 MC MC
Scott Piercy MC 73 45 MC 15 3 50 8 6
Brian Gay 9 47 64 61 24 MC 18 68 6
Whee Kim MC 56
Keith Mitchell
Nick Watney 26 MC 29 43 5 24 12
Patrick Rodgers MC MC 17
Sam Ryder
Harold Varner 38 68 MC
Joaquin Niemann
Richy Werenski MC
James Hahn 11 MC 17 59 MC 16
Kramer Hickok
Chris Kirk 11 34 37 76 24 Wd 41
Martin Kaymer 53 MC MC
Denny McCarthy
Sung Kang MC 12 40
Sean O`Hair 47 MC MC 45 MC 53 25
Robert Streb MC MC 37 10
Kevin Streelman 40 MC MC 30 53 MC 73 MC 36 35
Joel Dahmen
Rory Sabbatini 31 22 MC 49 22 MC 12
Ollie Schniederjans 3 24
Kelly Kraft MC
Bill Haas 26 76 34 6 19 29 MC
Anders Albertson
Martin Laird 9 7 41 5 19 MC 61 3 MC MC
Scott Stallings 23 MC MC MC MC MC
Bud Cauley MC 47 24 50
Brian Stuard 65 16 10 53 70
Chase Wright
Vaughn Taylor 11 52 49 7 53
Trey Mullinax
JT Poston
Steve Stricker 31 42 MC MC
Michael Thompson 71 19 MC MC
Aaron Baddeley 26 MC MC 17 48 65 65 37 74 35
Ryan Blaum MC
Grayson Murray 70 36
Brandon Harkins MC
Michael Kim MC 24 45
Tom Hoge MC
Scott Langley MC 69
Stephan Jaeger
Adam Schenk
Peter Malnati MC MC
Chris Stroud MC MC MC 19 62 12 MC MC
Nick Taylor 52 MC 65 59
Harris English MC 57 3 40 9 57 15
Sangmoon Bae MC MC 61 49
Julian Etulain
Alex Cejka Wd 74 Wd MC MC MC
Shawn Stefani MC MC 30 MC
John Huh 38 34 6 MC MC MC 12
Carlos Ortiz MC 53
Hunter Mahan MC 63 MC 30 4 16 29 1 35
Seamus Power
Mackenzie Hughes MC MC
Tyler Duncan MC
Jonas Blixt MC 52 MC MC 34 MC MC
Seth Reeves
Brandon Hagy MC
Jim Knous MC
Morgan Hoffmann MC 36 MC 53 15
Cody Gribble 70 MC
Jim Herman MC MC
KJ Choi MC MC 17 22 42 36
Kenny Perry MC 65 MC 53 1
Freddie Jacobson 7 MC MC 43 58
Colt Knost 62 24 43
Michael Hopper MC
Talor Gooch

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