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COUNTDOWN TO THE WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

Historical Fact Sheet

1949
FATHER OF THE PHOENIX OPEN: Robert W. Goldwater
Served as Tournament Chairman from 1934-1951


FIRST TOURNAMENT: 1932


FIRST WINNER: Ralph Guldahl, won $600


FIRST FEMALE PARTICIPANT: Babe Zaharias (1945)


FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PARTICIPANT: Charlie Sifford (1959)


FIRST TELEVISED TOURNAMENT: 1973


FIRST YEAR OF THE FAMED BIRDS NEST: 1972 at Phoenix Country Club


FIRST AND ONLY HOLE-IN-ONE
ON A PAR-4 IN PGA TOUR HISTORY:
Andrew Magee, 17th hole (1st Round 2001)




FIRST CAREER VICTORY IN PHOENIX: Ed Furgol (1954)
Rod Funseth (1965)
Dudley Wysong (1966)
Bob Gilder (1976)
Jeff Mitchell (1980)
Paul Azinger (1987)
Tommy Armour III (1990)
Jesper Parnevik (1998)
J.B. Holmes (2006)


LARGEST SINGLE-DAY ATTENDANCE: 170,802 (3rd Round 2008)


LARGEST WEEK-LONG ATTENDANCE: 538,356 (2008)


LARGEST WEEK-LONG
ATTENDANCE AT PHOENIX COUNTRY CLUB:
186,000 (1986)


LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY: Johnny Miller over Jerry Heard (1975)


MOST TOURNAMENT WINS: Three-tied with three wins each

Mark Calcavecchia 1989, 1992, 2001

Gene Littler 1955, 1959, 1969

Arnold Palmer 1961, 1962, 1963


MOST YEARS PLAYED IN
TOURNAMENT HISTORY:
Gene Littler (28)


MOST ROUNDS PLAYED IN
TOURNAMENT HISTORY:
Gene Littler (105)


YOUNGEST CHAMPION: Jerry Pate, 1977
23 years, three months and three days


OLDEST CHAMPION: Kenny Perry, 2009
48 years, 3 months and 21 days


OLDEST NON-MAJOR GOLF EVENTS: BMW 1899
RBC Canadian 1904
Valero Texas 1922
Northern Trust 1926
Waste Management Phoenix Open 1932


NUMBER OF TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN IN HISTORY: 60


NUMBER OF SUDDEN-DEATH PLAYOFFS IN HISTORY: 9


NUMBER 18-HOLE PLAYOFFS IN TOURNAMENT HISTORY: 5


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


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


PGA TOUR ROOKIES TO WIN THE OPEN: 1 – J.B. Holmes (2006)