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Records Galore: 2013 Tourney Sets or Ties 20 All-Time Marks

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During the recently completed 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open (a longtime CL client) an incredible 20 tournament records were either tied or broken. Tournament champion Phil Mickelson broke 4 records and tied 8 others, including joining Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler and Mark Calcavecchia as three-time tournament champions. Mickelson’s remarkable 28-under par, also helped the field break the lowest scoring average record three times, including the 1st Round (69.015), 4th Round (68.527) and Overall Cumulative Scoring Average (68.954).

In addition to Mickelson and the field’s record-setting performances, the tournament also set attendance records during Friday’s 2nd round (121,901) and Saturday’s 3rd round (179,022).

Here’s a closer look at all of the records that were either tied or broken during the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open:

Low Back 9 at TPC (TIE):
29:Phil Mickelson, 2013 (1st round)
29:Rickie Fowler, 2011 (2nd round)
29:J.J. Henry, 2006 (2nd round)
29:Scott Verplank, 1998
29:Grant Waite, 1996

Low 18 (TIE):
60:Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC (1st round)
60:Phil Mickelson, 2005, TPC (2nd round)
60:Mark Calcavecchia, 2001, TPC
60:Grant Waite, 1996, TPC

Low first 36 (TIE):
125:Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC 60-65
125:Mark Calcavecchia, 2001, TPC 65-60

Low 54 (TIE):
189:Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC 60-65-64
189:Mark Calcavecchia, 2001, TPC 65-60-64

Low last 36:
125:Scott Piercy, 2013, TPC 64-61
128:Vijay Singh, 2003, TPC 65-63
128:Lee Janzen, 2002, TPC 64-64
128:Lanny Wadkins, 1982, Phoenix CC 63-65
128:Billy Casper, 1971, Arizona CC 66-62
128:Gene Littler, 1969, Arizona CC 62-66
128:Aaron Baddeley, 2007, TPC 64-64

Low consecutive 54 (TIE):
189:Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC 60-65-64 (1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds)
189:Mark Calcavecchia, 2001, TPC 65-60-64 (1st, 2nd & 3rd rounds)

Low 72 (TIE):
256: Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC 60-65-64-67
256: Mark Calcavecchia, 2001, TPC 65-60-64-67

Most Under Par on Par 3’s at TPC since 1987
-9: Phil Mickelson, 2013
-7: Chris DiMarco, 2003
-7: Scott Hoch, 2003

Most strokes under par for 72 holes (TIE):
28: Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC
28: Mark Calcavecchia, 2001, TPC

Most Players Lower Than 20-Under Par at TPC
4 – (2013) Phil Mickelson (-28), Brandt Snedeker (-24), Scott Piercy (-23), Ryan Moore (-22)
2 – (2007) Aaron Baddley (-21), John Rollins (-20)
2 – (2003) Vijay Singh (-23), John Huston (-20)
2 – (2001) Mark Calcavecchia (-28), Rocco Mediate (-20)

Lowest 1st round:
60: Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC
62: Steve Jones, 1997, TPC

Lowest start by winner:
60: Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC
62: Steve Jones, 1997, TPC

Three-time Phoenix Open Winners (TIE):
Phil Mickelson: 1996, 2005, 2013
Mark Calcavecchia: 1989, 1992, 2001
Gene Littler: 1955, 1959, 1969
Arnold Palmer: 1961, 1962, 1963

Largest Leading Margins:
After 18 holes: 4 shots, Phil Mickelson, 2013, TPC

Lowest Cut Number at TPC (TIE):
2013: 4-under par (138)
2003: 4-under par (138)

Lowest Scoring Averages (For the Field)
2013: 1st Round: 69.015
2013: 4th Round: 68.527
2013: Overall: 68.954

2013 Attendance Records:
2nd Round (Friday): 121,901
3rd Round (Saturday): 179,022