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Webb Simpson wins in playoff at Waste Management

Webb Simpson re-entered the winner’s circle at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. It is his sixth PGA TOUR title and first in nearly two years. He’s had several close calls since June, becoming one of the game’s most consistent players in that time. Simpson moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup and seventh in the world ranking with his win. Let’s take a closer look at Simpson’s play at TPC Scottsdale and his success over the past few months.

1. UNSTOPPABLE SIMPSON: Simpson has five kids at home, so he has to be efficient with his travel. He’s made the most of his trips this season. His worst finish in four starts is seventh. Sunday’s win was his third consecutive top-three finish. In his last three starts, only two players have beaten him over the course of 72 holes. That was at the Sony Open in Hawaii, where he finished one shot out of the playoff between Cameron Smith and Brendan Steele. Simpson lost a playoff to Tyler Duncan at The RSM Classic and won Sunday’s playoff with Tony Finau at TPC Scottsdale.

Webb Simpson is Your 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open Champion

The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open has come to an exciting end with thousands of golf fans once again pushing off the Super Bowl to see who would be crowned The People’s Open Champion. After finishing in second place to 2017 champion Hideki Matsuyama in a four-hole playoff, Webb Simpson now finds himself in the TPC Scottsdale winner’s circle after yet another thrilling sudden-death playoff against perennial contender Tony Finau. Simpson, who won the 2012 U.S. Open, now has six wins on the PGA TOUR, with his most victory coming at the 2018 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Simpson started Sunday’s round in the final group at 15-under par just one shot back of the leader, Tony Finau. A birdie on four allowed Simpson to take a share of the lead before it was quickly erased by a bogey on seven. Finau had birdies on 12 and 13 to take a two-stroke lead going into the TPC Scottsdale “Stadium Stretch” but couldn’t convert birdie putts on any of the final five holes. Simpson’s birdies on 17 and 18 forced a playoff with Finau who found the bunker off the tee on the first playoff hole, where Simpson made three-straight birdie putts (17, 18 and first playoff hole) to win his first PGA TOUR title in two years.

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Wyndham Clark Leads After First Round, Flirts with Course Record

Mother Nature greeted the first round of the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open with warm and open arms. Spectacular weather accompanied outstanding play from a number of the PGA TOUR’s best, but none better than Wyndham Clark who nearly tied the TPC Scottsdale course record with a 10-under-par 61. Birdies seemed to come in bunches for Clark who twice strung a trio together – once on the back and once on the front – for one shot off the pace of Phil Mickelson (2005, 2013) and Mark Caclavecchia’s (2001) rounds of 60. Former FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel is two shots off the pace at 8-under par and two-time WM Phoenix Open champion J.B. Holmes – who carded an ace on No. 4 today – is well within reach of the leader at 7-under par.

Four players are tied at 6-under including one of The Thunderbirds five sponsor exemptions, Harris English, and five players are tied at 5-under par making the 2020 WM Phoenix Open still anyone’s game with three rounds to play.

Pairings will be the same for Friday’s round with tee times starting at 7:20 a.m. Those who started on No. 1 tee will start on No. 10 tee and vice versa. Click the button below to see the full list of pairings.

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From Olympians to World Series Champions and even Fortune 500 CEOs, the 2020 Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open brought some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to TPC Scottsdale on Wednesday. The combined group of PGA TOUR professionals Jon Rahm and Adam Hadwin – also playing with Michael Phelps – took top honors this year shooting a 17-under-par 54, one shot better than Andrew Putnam and Wyndham Clark.

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In a touching reunion, 2018 WM Phoenix Open champion and 2019 U.S. Open Champion Gary Woodland met once again with national hero Amy Bockerstette at the 16th hole for the second year in a row. In a touching display, Amy walked out to a surprised crowd of more than 12,000 people cheering and wearing shirts adorned with her family charity, the I GOT THIS Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing the game of golf with those with intellectual disabilities.

2020 Annexus Pro-Am Pairings Announced

The ever-popular Annexus Pro-Am pairings have been announced! Plan your day accordingly to see your favorite celebrities, rock stars and professional athletes tee it up with the PGA TOUR’s best.

Golden Tate and Reggie Bush kick things off alongside Bryson DeChambeau and Webb Simpson at 8:30 a.m. on 1 and 10 tee respectively. Arizona Cardinals legendary receiver Larry Fitzgerald tees off on No. 1 at 9:50 playing with 2019 champion Rickie Fowler. Friday night Coors Light Birds Nest headliner Dierks Bentley tees off on No. 1 tee at 10:30 with Xander Schauffele. And to put a bow on the “celebrity Pro-Am”, Arizona Coyotes forever captain Shane Doan and Arizona Diamondbacks flamethrower Archie Bradley will tee off on No. 10 tee with two-time WM Phoenix Open champion Hideki Matsuyama at 10:10.

Click here to see the full pairings and tee times for the 2020 Annexus Pro-Am.

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Coors Light Pro-Am Gets Things Started at the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Day one of the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open is in the books.

Monday’s Coors Light Pro-Am featured a host of PGA TOUR professionals getting their practice rounds in alongside community leaders and VIPs during a sunny Monday afternoon.

Curt Byrum’s group took top honors with a score of 52. Colt Knost’s team came in second four shots off the leader at 56, and Russell Henley’s fourball took third at 57.

You can find full 2020 Coors Light Pro-Am results here.