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WM Phoenix Open: Tee times, TV schedule, stats

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It's Super Bowl week, which for the PGA Tour means the annual kegger/golf tournament. Here are the key stats for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

How to watch:

Thursday, Rd. 1: Golf Channel, 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream

Friday, Rd. Golf Channel, 2: 3-7PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream

Saturday, Rd. 3: Golf Channel, 2-3:30PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; CBS, 4-7 PM ET

Sunday, Rd. 4: Golf Channel, 1-2:30PM ET; live stream: http://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; CBS, 3-6 PM ET


Purse: $6.9 million ($1,242,000 to winner)

Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course, Scottsdale, Ariz. (71-7,261)

Defending champion: Hideki Matsuyama (-17) - defeated Webb Simpson with a birdie on the fourth playoff hole to successfully defend his 2016 WMPO title.


Notables in the field

Jordan Spieth

• In his only other start in 2018, he finished ninth in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

• He is currently ranked third in the world.


Hideki Matsuyama

• In four starts in the WMPO, he has two wins, a T-2 and a T-4.

• In 16 career rounds at TPC Scottsdale, he has never shot over par.


Justin Thomas

• In the Sony Open, had former Phil Mickelson bag man Jim 'Bones' Mackay as his caddie.

• Is the reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year.


Rickie Fowler

• before that, finished T-4 in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

• Won the Hero World Challenge in December.


Phil Mickelson

• Making his 29th start in the WMPO. Has made 22 cuts, with 10 top-10 finishes.


Jon Rahm

• Ranked No. 2 in the world.