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18 holes' worth of Phoenix Open trivia

Number of 18 HOLES' WORTH OF times Phil Mickelson PHOENIX OPEN TRIVIA has appeared: 23 (PLUS A COOL TIME-LAPSE VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR'S TOURNEY) 538,356 Number of par-4 holes in one: Andrew Magee, 17th hole (2001), the only par-4 ace in PGA history. Highest attendance in Phoenix Open history in 2008. FORMER NAMES OF THE TOURNAMENT: Prize money won by Mickelson: 2 Western Open, Arizona Open, Ben Hogan Invitational, Phoenix Open, FBR Open. WATCH Tap for time- lapse video. [ 76 sec. ] $2,578,783 Birds Nest born 1972. It is now the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The Phoenix Open is the fifth-oldest continuously running golf tournament on the PGA Tour. WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN 27 First-place money in 1932 $600 First-place money in 2013 $1,098,000 Years the tournament has been at TPC Scottsdale. The longest continuous PGA Tour +) tap for the BACK 9 stretch at a course. FAMOUS PHOENIX OPEN FIRSTS: WINNER: Ralph Guldahl. FEMALE PARTICIPANT: Babe Zaharias (1945). AFRICAN-AMERICAN PARTICIPANT: Charlie Sifford (1959). 9. Number of 11 J.B. HOLMES 10 Only rookie to win Phoenix Open, 2006. Lowest stroke total for 72 holes, Mark Calcavecchia, 2001. YOUNGEST 256 CHAMPION: The Phoenix Open 13 was first televised in Jerry Pate (1977), OLDEST 12 CHAMPION: 1973. 23 Kenny Perry (2009), years, 3 months, 48 NUMBER OF ACES AT TPC: 14 21, including one by Tiger Woods in 1997. 3 days. years, 3 months, 21 days. 15 Largest margin of victory: Johnny Miller, 14 shots ahead of Jerry Heard in 1975. 18 FATHER OF THE PHOENIX OPEN: 16 MOST TOURNAMENT WINS: Mark Calcavecchia (1989, 1992, 2001); Gene Littler (1955, 1959, 1969); Arnold Palmer (1961, 1962, 1963). Robert W. Goldwater 17 served as chairman from 1934- 1951. The tournament has had 59 other chairmen. TOURNAMENT NICKNAME: The Greatest Show on Grass. SOURCE: WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

18 holes' worth of Phoenix Open trivia

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Waste Management Phoenix Open tourney trivia. 18 interesting facts about The Greatest Show on Grass.

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