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.