Waste Management Phoenix Open 2020 - Predictions and Odds
Points: 500 FedEx Cup points for the champion.
Total prize money: $7.3 million
Winner prize money: $1.314 million
When: from January 30th to February 2nd
Where: TPC Scottsdale Course in Scottsdale, AZ
The course: 71-hole, 7,266 yards
How to watch: The Golf Channel, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Best Picks for the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the oldest events in golf.
Established in 1932, the 2020 tournament will be the event’s 85th edition.
As it’s been the case for more than 40 years, the competition will take place during the Super Bowl week.
As a result, the champion will likely be crowned just before the kickoff for the NFL championship game.
These players have the best shot at winning the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
1. Justin Thomas
Currently ranked number 4 in the world, Thomas is having a phenomenal 2019-2020 season.
After winning only one event in 2018-2019, the former number 1 already has two victories in five events this season.
Thomas’ impressive record also includes a T4 Safeway Open finish and a T17 in the ZOZO Championship.
He scored a solid third place in last year’s Phoenix Open, beating his previous best of 17th by a comfortable margin.
Now, Thomas will have a chance to win the traditional tournament for the first time in his career.
2. Gary Woodland
Woodland won the Phoenix Open in 2018, ending a streak of five years without a title.
He then went on to win his first career major in last year’s US Open.
Woodland returns to the Phoenix Open in 2020 to reclaim the trophy.
Currently the 14th player in the Official World Golf Ranking, Woodland is off to a great start this season.
He took part in four PGA Tour events and is currently on a streak of three consecutive top 10 results.
Woodland has a T3 finish as his best result, while also scoring a fifth place and one T7 finish.
He finished T7 in last year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.
3. Rickie Fowler
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The defending Phoenix Open champion, Fowler won last year’s event for his first PGA Tour trophy since February 2017.
The three-time major runner-up has a solid Phoenix Open record.
Before winning the 2019 edition, Fowler had already finished in a very close second in 2016, T4 in 2017 and T11 in 2018.
He has played in one PGA Tour event this year, finishing T5 in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Fowler had a solid record in 2019, adding one runner-up finish, six top 10 and 11 top 25 finishes in 20 events.
4. Hideki Matsuyama
Matsuyama won the Phoenix Open in 2016, defeating Rickie Fowler in a close playoff.
He successfully defended his title the following year, this time defeating Webb Simpson in a playoff.
Matsuyama has only won one PGA Tour event since, his most recent title coming in August 2017.
This doesn’t mean that the Japanese player has struggled for form.
He had a good 2018-2019 season, scoring two finishes inside the top 3, seven inside the top 10 and 15 inside the top 25 in 24 PGA Tour events.
His 2019-2020 season is also off to a good start.
Matsuyama finished second to Tiger Woods at the ZOZO Championship.
His other results include one-third place, two top 10 and five top 25 finishes in six events.
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