PHOENIX OPEN WASTE MANAGEMENT
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: TPC Scottsdale. Meters: 7.261. By: 71.
Stock Exchange: $ 7.1 million. Winner's share: $ 1,278,000
Television: Thursday to Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, from 13h to 13h (Golf Channel), 15h-18h (NBC Sports).
Reigning Champion: Gary Woodland.
FedEx Cup Leader: Xander Schauffele.
Last week: Justin Rose won the Farmers Insurance Open.
Notes: NBC Sports airs the television weekend because CBS owns the Super Bowl. Johnny Miller will be on the stand for the last time Saturday before retiring, while Paul Azinger will take over for the final round on Sunday. … Even with so many great players in Saudi Arabia, the pack still includes three of the top 10 – Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele. … Phil Mickelson, who missed his run last week at Torrey Pines, made his 30th start at the Phoenix Open, breaking the record he shared with Gene Littler, Jim Ferrier and Jerry Barber. … The Phoenix Open has played in the playoffs of the past three years. … Mickelson shot 60 times on the Scottsdale TPC. Both times he won. … Hideki Matsuyama won twice in a row before retiring after a round last year because of a wrist injury. … Kenny Perry plays on the tenth anniversary of his Phoenix Open victory.
Next week: Pro & Am AT & T Pebble Beach.
Site: King Abdulla Economic City, Saudi Arabia.
Course: Royal Greens Golf & CC. Meters: 7,010. By: 70.
Stock Exchange: $ 3.5 million. Winner's share: $ 583,333.
Television: Thursday to Friday from 3am to 3am, from 6.30am to 9.30am (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday from 16h30 to 21h (Golf Channel).
Reigning Champion: New tournament.
Head of the race in Dubai: Shane Lowry.
Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Notes: The first European tournament in Saudi Arabia brought together four of the top five in the world – Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau. … It will be only the second time since the Tour Championship on September 23 that Rose and Koepka participated in the same tournament. The other was the HSBC champions, where Rose was third and Koepka tied for 16th. … Johnson and Koepka played two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi, while DeChambeau was in Dubai last week. … Rose and Patrick Reed were at Torrey Pines last week in San Diego. … Saudi Arabia is one of six European tournaments held in the Arabian Peninsula. Thirty years ago, there was only one (Dubai). … The group includes eight players who took part in the Ryder Cup last autumn in France. … The course is located along the Red Sea. … The club opened a little over a year ago.
Next week: ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia.
BOGOTA CLUB COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP
Location: Bogota, Colombia.
Course: Bogota Country Club (Lagos). Meters: 7,237. By: 71.
Scholarship: $ 700,000. Winner's share: $ 126,000.
Reigning Champion: Ben Taylor.
Silver leader: Rafael Campos.
Last tournament: Rafael Campos won the classic Abaco in the Bahamas.
Next week: Panama Championship.
Last tournament: Eun-Hee Ji won the Diamond Resorts Champions Tournament.
Next week: ISPS Handa Vic Open.
Race to the CME leader: Eun-Hee Ji.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last tournament: Tom Lehman won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hualalai.
Next week: Oasis Championship from the 8th to the 10th of February.
Charles Schwab Head of the Cup: Tom Lehman.
Sunshine Tour: PGA Eye of Africa Championship, Signature of Eye of Africa golf course, Johannesburg. Champion in title: Matias Calderon. Online: www.sunshinetour.com