Waste Management Phoenix Open: Course and current form stats

TPC Scottsdale's 16th hole will be much quieter this year
The Coliseum: However, in 2021, the stands at the famous 16th hole will not be full of screaming golf fans.

This week's Phoenix Open will not enjoy its typical party atmosphere due to restrictions. However, we still bring you our pre-tournament form stats compiled by Andy Swales.

"Daniel Berger combines a solid course history with good current form, and has an impressive round-by-round Birdie Average of 4.88, which puts him sixth in this PGA Tour category."

The Waste Management Phoenix Open has annually been the best attended event on the PGA Tour.

It holds the record, by quite some margin, for both tournament visitors and single-day attendances.

The figures peaked in 2018 when 719,179 fans came through the gates over all four days, including a record 216,818 on Saturday.

Day three is usually the noisiest and rowdiest, with Sunday witnessing a smaller number of spectators, as the tournament is traditionally held during Super Bowl week.

However, in 2021, the players will have to get used to a much smaller attendance, restricted because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organisers have agreed to allow 5,000 fans visit each day, which means there'll be a much-less boisterous atmosphere at TPC Scottsdale's world-famous par-three 16th, nicknamed The Coliseum. The grandstands at the 16th have a total capacity of 20,000 - but most seats will remain vacant this coming week.

Quality field

Despite the absence of many top Americans - who are teeing-up this week in Saudi Arabia - half of the world's top 10 are in Arizona, as well as 12 of the leading 25.

World No 6 Rory McIlroy makes his Scottsdale debut while another four-time major winner, Brooks Koepka, will hope to kick start his 2021 campaign following a brace of missed cuts.

For world No 13 Koepka, this is where his American dream began in 2015 when he collected his maiden PGA Tour title.

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Xander Schauffele, the third highest-ranked player in the field, continues his remarkably consistent rise up the standings.

The 27-year-old Californian has not finished outside the top-25 in any of his most recent 14 starts, and tied-second in San Diego on Sunday - which bodes well for his US Open chances in June.

Daniel Berger combines a solid course history with good current form, and has an impressive round-by-round Birdie Average of 4.88, which puts him sixth in this PGA Tour category.

A little further down golf's food chain is up-and-coming Will Zalatoris.

The 24-year-old star from last year's Korn Ferry Tour opened his 2021 account with a tie-for-seventh at Torrey Pines. And there should be plenty of interest in him this week.

Course details

Surrounded by the rugged Sonoran Desert, and nearby McDowell Mountain range, Scottsdale's Stadium Course was opened in 1986 and within a year had taken over as host of the Phoenix Open.

Laid out approximately 1,500 feet above sea level, the Stadium Course was designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, and is generally considered to be a big-hitters' paradise - although this didn't prevent Webb Simpson from winning the tournament last year.

With generous fairways and less trouble than most PGA Tour venues, this layout certainly encourages the pros to blast it long and be aggressive. The dry desert Arizona air will also help the ball travel further.

That said, there may come a time when all that changes. Weiskopf was called in to carry out an upgrade in 2014 when, among other things, he planted around 250 trees. These, when fully grown, may restrict the current freedom off the tee.

This $12m renovation also involved resurfacing of greens and re-building of bunkers.

The average winning 72-hole total at Scottsdale since 2000 is 266, while a single round of 60 has been posted four times. The highest winning score this Millennium is 270.

And excitement is never far away. Over the last 14 years there have been seven play-offs while, only twice, has the winning margin been greater than one stroke.

Eighteen of the last 22 winners have been American, with the home nation also dominating the runner-up positions too.

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Course Comparisons (2016-20)


Driving Accuracy (%)
73.88: Sea Island (RSM Classic) (1/29)
57.63: TPC Scottsdale (Phoenix Open) (22/29)
52.24: Torrey Pines (Farmers Insurance) (29/29)

Greens in Regulation (%)
75.98: Sedgefield (Wyndham) (1/29)
68.32: TPC Scottsdale (Phoenix Open) (14/29)
58.99: Innisbrook (Valspar) (29/29)

Putting (GiR)
1.664: PGA West (host) (American Express) (1/29)
1.766: TPC Scottsdale (Phoenix Open) (23/29)
2.668: Augusta National (Masters) (29/29)

Key: Above stats are for all 29 courses which staged four or more PGA Tour events between January 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2020. To qualify for a ranking (between 1 & 29), tournaments must have a minimum of 50 players competing over the final two rounds of the event. Averages do not include players who failed to complete at least 54 holes.

TPC Scottsdale Data (2016-20)
DA: (T10 - 59.67%); (Cat10 - 69.45%)
GiR: (T10 - 71.88%); (Cat10 - 77.06%)
Putts: (T10 - 1.721); (Cat10 - 1.656)
Key: T10 (Average for Top-10 finishers); Cat10 (Average for Top-10 in Category)

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / Scottsdale Form (2011-20)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50 W49 W48
Jon Rahm 7 7
Justin Thomas MC 3 12
Xander Schauffele 2 5
Rory McIlroy 16 3
Webb Simpson 4 17
Brooks Koepka MC MC MC
Daniel Berger 7 10 23
Matthew Wolff Wd 40
Harris English MC 32 1 5
Sung Jae Im 32 12 56 5 14
Hideki Matsuyama 53 19 41
Ryan Palmer 2 41 4
Louis Oosthuizen 29
Scottie Scheffler MC MC 13
Billy Horschel MC 7 24 5
Gary Woodland 48 16 MC
Matt Kuchar MC
Jason Day MC
Brendon Todd 41 13 8
Bubba Watson MC
Si Woo Kim MC 1 25
Carlos Ortiz 29 14 37 8
Russell Henley MC 11 MC
Erik van Rooyen MC 56 MC 14
Kevin Streelman 37 MC 32
Corey Conners 37 17
Sebastian Munoz 65 17 MC
Rickie Fowler 53 21 MC
Will Zalatoris 7 52
Adam Long 69 3
Chez Reavie MC 67 MC
Joel Dahmen MC MC 20
Dylan Frittelli 53 3
Cameron Champ MC MC 31
Byeong Hun An 75 8 MC
Tom Lewis 42 MC 23
Martin Laird MC 47 17
JT Poston 18 MC MC
Adam Hadwin 18 32 MC
Brendan Steele 21 4 MC
Talor Gooch 48 21 MC
Brian Harman 8 56 30
Michael Thompson 5 25 21
Jordan Spieth MC
Sung Kang MC MC 37
Doc Redman MC 70
Max Homa 18 21 12
Matt Jones 48 21 11
Cameron Tringale 18 56
Henrik Norlander 2 12 MC MC
Robert Streb MC 67 38
Rory Sabbatini 10 12 MC 40
Zach Johnson 62 62
Tom Hoge MC MC MC 3
Chris Kirk 16 2 46
Harry Higgs 65 32 MC
Lucas Glover 42 MC 5
Nick Taylor 47 11 29
Stewart Cink 19 31
Aaron Wise MC 2
Nate Lashley MC MC 38
Harold Varner MC 71
Charley Hoffman Wd Wd 14 46
Richy Werenski 60 21 MC 24
Keegan Bradley MC MC 32
Sepp Straka 32 MC 25 52
Mark Hubbard MC 32 59
Scott Piercy MC MC 40
Tyler Duncan MC 56 23
Wyndham Clark 32 54
Danny Lee 65 MC MC
Emiliano Grillo MC 37 47 8
CT Pan MC MC
Troy Merritt 72 MC 56 40
Sam Burns 18 MC
Peter Malnati 10 MC 14 MC
Hudson Swafford MC 25 35
Austin Cook 32 47 63
Robby Shelton 16 MC 25 MC
Luke List 10 21 MC MC
Keith Mitchell MC 14 70
Vaughn Taylor 60 25 MC
Brian Stuard MC 47 47 MC
Brian Gay MC 72 29
Kristoffer Ventura MC MC MC
Ryan Moore MC MC
Matthew NeSmith 48 MC MC
Patton Kizzire 53 7 32
Andrew Putnam 21 MC MC
Xin Jun Zhang 60 MC MC 63
Denny McCarthy 73 MC MC
Pat Perez 69 MC 32 52
Ryan Armour 16 32 MC
Charl Schwartzel 18 54
Russell Knox MC 16 MC 23
James Hahn MC 32 41
Davis Riley
Will Gordon 42 64 MC MC
Patrick Rodgers MC MC 17
Kyle Stanley 18 32 MC 46
Adam Schenk MC 37 MC MC
Scott Brown MC MC 47
Scott Stallings MC MC
JB Holmes MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC 32 19 59
Brice Garnett MC 32 32
Bo Hoag 18 16 MC 23
Doug Ghim 37 5 MC 46
Tyler McCumber 75 40 MC
Beau Hossler MC MC MC
Padraig Harrington 6 62
Sam Ryder 10 47 MC MC
John Huh 65 21 20
Scott Harrington MC MC MC
Jason Dufner 77 MC 52
Kevin Tway MC MC MC
Camilo Villegas Wd MC 32
Satoshi Kodaira MC MC 56 40
Jimmy Walker MC 60 MC
Anirban Lahiri MC MC 62
Michael Gligic MC MC MC MC
Steve Stricker 60 MC 17
Ted Potter 18 MC MC
David Hearn MC 64 MC
Kelly Kraft 60 MC 52
Luke Donald MC MC
Grayson Murray 79 MC MC
Martin Trainer Wd MC 47
Sean O`Hair MC
Jamie Lovemark MC 40 67
Jerry Kelly 73
John Augenstein MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC MC 67
Michael Kim 53 MC 65 MC
William McGirt MC
Kevin Stadler 77 MC MC
DA Points MC
Bo Van Pelt MC MC MC
Jesse Mueller
Player `20 `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11
Jon Rahm 9 10 11 16 5
Justin Thomas 3 3 17 MC MC 17
Xander Schauffele 16 10 17
Rory McIlroy
Webb Simpson 1 20 MC 2 14 10 8 8
Brooks Koepka 42 41 1
Daniel Berger 9 MC 11 7 58 10
Matthew Wolff MC 50
Harris English 16 MC MC 57 3 40 9 57 15
Sung Jae Im 34 7
Hideki Matsuyama 16 15 Wd 1 1 2 4
Ryan Palmer MC 60 MC MC 24 2 48 5 55 MC
Louis Oosthuizen 3
Scottie Scheffler MC
Billy Horschel 9 39 43 24 24 30 MC 11
Gary Woodland 40 7 1 MC 33 MC 37 16 26 5
Matt Kuchar 16 4 5 9 30 33
Jason Day 57
Brendon Todd 56 MC
Bubba Watson 3 4 40 MC 14 2 2 15 5 29
Si Woo Kim MC MC 62 MC 67
Carlos Ortiz 25 60 MC 53
Russell Henley MC 15 MC 16 MC 59 MC 67
Erik van Rooyen
Kevin Streelman MC 50 40 MC MC 30 53 MC 73 MC
Corey Conners 45
Sebastian Munoz 47
Rickie Fowler 37 1 11 4 2 46 MC MC 26 13
Will Zalatoris
Adam Long 8 MC
Chez Reavie MC 4 2 MC MC MC 45 41
Joel Dahmen Wd MC
Dylan Frittelli 63
Cameron Champ 67
Byeong Hun An 9 20 23 6
Tom Lewis
Martin Laird 55 26 9 7 41 5 19 MC 61 3
JT Poston 37 26
Adam Hadwin 40 44 43 12 17 MC
Brendan Steele MC MC 3 16 17 26 6 6 5 53
Talor Gooch 61 MC
Brian Harman 49 39 24 58 66 MC 32
Michael Thompson 71 19 MC MC
Jordan Spieth MC MC 9 7
Sung Kang 52 MC MC 12 40
Doc Redman 34
Max Homa 6 26
Matt Jones MC 36 60 59 12 40 MC
Cameron Tringale MC MC MC MC MC 12 43 MC 73
Henrik Norlander
Robert Streb MC MC MC 37 10
Rory Sabbatini MC MC 31 22 MC 49 22
Zach Johnson MC 39 57 12 14 10
Tom Hoge 25 44 MC
Chris Kirk MC 50 11 34 37 76 24 Wd 41
Harry Higgs 25
Lucas Glover MC 43 36 53 MC 54 29
Nick Taylor 49 MC 52 MC 65 59
Stewart Cink 50 59 MC Wd
Aaron Wise MC
Nate Lashley 3
Harold Varner MC 10 38 68 MC
Charley Hoffman 40 20 26 24 51 53 61 MC 76 29
Richy Werenski 60 MC
Keegan Bradley 49 67 43 MC 24 17 MC 24 15
Sepp Straka MC
Mark Hubbard 9 42 60
Scott Piercy 6 20 MC 73 45 MC 15 3 50
Tyler Duncan MC MC MC
Wyndham Clark 34 MC
Danny Lee 25 44 MC MC 4 MC MC MC
Emiliano Grillo MC 33 57 63 45
CT Pan 63 60 62 MC
Troy Merritt MC 24 MC 53 MC
Sam Burns MC MC
Peter Malnati MC MC MC
Hudson Swafford 9 MC MC
Austin Cook MC MC 31
Robby Shelton MC
Luke List 25 MC 26 MC MC MC
Keith Mitchell 16 73
Vaughn Taylor MC MC 11 52 49
Brian Stuard MC 55 65 16 10 53
Brian Gay MC 55 9 47 64 61 24 MC 18
Kristoffer Ventura
Ryan Moore MC MC MC 61 11 17 6 4 78 73
Matthew NeSmith
Patton Kizzire 61 MC 31 57 60
Andrew Putnam MC MC
Xin Jun Zhang 25
Denny McCarthy 59 33
Pat Perez Wd MC 26 11 Dq 19 22
Ryan Armour MC MC MC
Charl Schwartzel MC MC
Russell Knox 16 10 MC MC 15
James Hahn 25 67 11 MC 17 59 MC 16
Davis Riley
Will Gordon
Patrick Rodgers 16 MC MC MC 17
Kyle Stanley MC MC MC 36 45 MC MC 74 1
Adam Schenk MC 55
Scott Brown MC 52 MC MC
Scott Stallings MC 23 MC MC MC MC MC
JB Holmes 16 26 MC 24 6 66 58 MC 45 5
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC
Brice Garnett 52 MC MC
Bo Hoag
Doug Ghim
Tyler McCumber
Beau Hossler 66 39 17
Padraig Harrington MC MC MC MC 9
Sam Ryder 55 60
John Huh 40 70 38 34 6 MC MC MC 12
Scott Harrington MC MC
Jason Dufner MC MC MC 8 2
Kevin Tway 37 MC 57 MC
Camilo Villegas 57 24 MC MC 37 73 Wd
Satoshi Kodaira MC 72
Jimmy Walker 63 44 54 MC 49
Anirban Lahiri MC 33
Michael Gligic
Steve Stricker MC 31 42 MC
Ted Potter MC MC MC 24 70
David Hearn 33 MC MC MC 58 16 65
Kelly Kraft MC MC
Luke Donald MC MC
Grayson Murray 55 59 70 36
Martin Trainer MC
Sean O`Hair MC 47 MC MC 45 MC
Jamie Lovemark MC 52 71 MC MC MC
Jerry Kelly MC MC
John Augenstein
Hunter Mahan 33 MC 63 MC 30 4 16 29
Michael Kim MC MC 24 45
William McGirt MC 24 24 30 19 32 22
Kevin Stadler MC 1 11 70 MC
DA Points MC MC MC 45 18
Bo Van Pelt MC 51 MC MC 16 8 18
Jesse Mueller MC

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