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75 Years By The Numbers

BY THE NUMBERS

75 YEARS OF PHOENIX OPEN HISTORY

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1 – Number of hole-in-ones on the par-4, 17th hole in tournament history

2 – Total number of wins on the PGA TOUR by J.B. Holmes — both in Phoenix 2006 and 2008

3 – Number of 3-time tournament winners – Palmer, Littler and Calcavecchia

4 – Number of years, over the past 79, without a golf tournament (1936, 37, 38 and 43)

5 – The Phoenix Open is the 5th oldest continuous running golf tournament on the PGA TOUR

6 – Number of times tournament attendance has topped 500,000 fans

7 – Number of holes-in-one on the par-3, 16th hole in tournament history

8 – Number of times Byron Nelson played in the Phoenix Open ($3,255 total earnings)

9 – Number of Phoenix Open tournaments played at Arizona Country Club

10 – Number of Concession Stands at the 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open

11 – Number of two-time winners of the Phoenix Open

12 – Shots Arnold Palmer beat Jack Nicklaus by in 1962 at Phoenix Country Club

13 – The hole where fans helped Tiger Woods move a boulder in 2001

14 – Total number of TOUR titles by Kenny Perry, 11 since turning 40

15 – Number of years Bob Goldwater served as Tournament Chairman

16 – The coolest, loudest and most enthusiastic par-3 on the PGA TOUR

17 – Age of child prodigy Ty Tryon when he made his pro debut in the 2002 Phoenix Open

18 – Times legendary golfer Johnny Bulla played in the Phoenix Open over six decades

19 – Total number of aces in tournament history at the TPC Scottsdale

20 – Number of times Phil Mickelson has played in the Phoenix Open (not including 2010)

21 – Consecutive years 3-time Phoenix Open Champion Gene Littler played in the tournament (1964 – 1984)

22 – Number of Phoenix Open tournament appearances it took Kenny Perry to claim his first Phoenix Open title.

23 – Age of the youngest Phoenix Open champion – Jerry Pate 1977 (23 yrs, 3 months, 3 days)

24 – Consecutive years (1987 – 2010) Billy Mayfair has played in the Phoenix Open

25 – Age of J.B. Holmes when he won his 2nd FBR/Phoenix Open title

26 – Former Phoenix Open Champions have won 26 Masters championships

27– Age of Byron Nelson when he won his first Phoenix Open title in 1939

28 – Most years played in a Phoenix Open (Gene Littler)

29 – Lowest back 9 score at the TPC by J.J. Henry in 2006

30 – Former Phoenix Open Champions have won 30 US Open golf tournaments

31 – Age of both Arnold Palmer and Mark Calcavecchia when they won their first Phoenix Open

32 – The year of the first Phoenix Open (1932), won by Ralph Guldahl

33 – The first and only year that a gentlemen by the name of “Harry” won the Phoenix Open – Harry Cooper

34 – The year the tournament format was a two-man pro-am – won by Ky Laffoon and Barry Goldwater

35 – Year Ky Laffoon shoots 69, 73, 71, 68 to win his second straight Phoenix Open

36 – Number of Waste Management recycle locations at the 2010 WM Phoenix Open

37 – Due to lack of interest in the Phoenix Open, there was no golf tournament held in 1937, nor in 1936 and 38.

38 – Million dollars raised by the host Thunderbirds since 2004 for Arizona charities.

39 – Total number of golfers in the field of the 1932 Phoenix Open

40 – Age of Mark Calcavecchia when he won his 3rd Phoenix Open in 2001

41 – Year Ed Oliver won his second of back-to-back Phoenix Open tournament wins

42 – Number of Phoenix Open tournaments played at Phoenix Country Club

43 – Number of golfers who have held the title of Phoenix Open champion over the tournament’s first 74 years

44 – The year War Bonds were used to pay the winner of the tournament (Harold McSpaden)

45 – Year female-athlete Babe Zaharias played in the Phoenix Open (finished 33rd)

46 – Year Ben Hogan won his first Phoenix Open

47 – Year Ben Hogan won his second Phoenix Open

48 – 1948 was the first time in the tournament’s 13-year history that a Phoenix Open participant/winner shot in the 60s for all FOUR tournament rounds – Bobby Locke 65, 69, 67, 67

49 – Age of defending champion Kenny Perry – the oldest winner of the Phoenix Open (48 years, 3 months and 21 days)

50 – Year tournament was renamed the Ben Hogan Open after Hogan’s tragic car accident while returning to Texas from the Phoenix Open in 1949

51 – Number of Phoenix Opens held in the City of Phoenix

52 – Lloyd Mangrum wins his first of back-to-back Phoenix Opens

53 – Year former Tournament Chairman and “Father of the Phoenix Open” Bob Goldwater shoots 79, 79, 83, 75 and finishes 65th in the 1953 Phoenix Open

54 – Year Ed Furgol defeated Cary Middlecoff in a one-hole playoff. Furgol went on to win the 1954 US Open.

55 – Number of Active Thunderbirds – hosts organization of the Waste Management Phoenix Open

56 – Year Cary Middlecoff won the Phoenix Open AND the US Open (1956)

57 – Arnold Palmer ties for fifth in 1957 Phoenix Open and earns $787.50. This marks the first time in three tries that Palmer collects a check. In 1955 he placed 10th but was an amateur and in 1956 he missed the cut.

58 – Year longtime CBS golf announcer Ken Venturi won his one and only Phoenix Open title

59 – Year African-American golf legend Charlie Sifford played in his first Phoenix Open and tied for 32nd.

60 – Lowest 18 hole score recorded at the TPC Scottsdale – Mickelson (05), Calcavecchia (01) and Waite (96)

61 – First year of 3 consecutive wins by Arnold Palmer at the Phoenix Open – 1961, 62 and 63

62 – Lowest 1st round by a tournament winner – Steve Jones in 1997

63 – Lowest 4th round by a tournament winner – Mark Calcavecchia in 1992

64 – Year Jack Nicklaus won his one and only Phoenix Open

65 – Lowest rounds shot by Tiger Woods at the Phoenix Open (2001 – Rounds 1 & 4)

66 – Million dollars raised for charity since the tournament began — $65.9 to be exact

67 – Year Julius Boros shoots final round 67 to claim won and only Phoenix Open title.

68 – First year tournament purse hit six figures ($100,000)

69 – Lowest four-round scoring average (69.13) at the TPC Scottsdale (2003)

70 – Number of rounds played in Phoenix Open history by Phil Mickelson

71 – Even par at the TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course)

72 – The year the famed Birds Nest was born at the swimming pool area at Phoenix CC

73 – The year the Phoenix Open was first televised

74 – Highest 1st round by a winner, Harold McSpaden (1944 – Phoenix Country Club)

75 –Years of the Greatest Show on Grass