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WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

HISTORICAL FACT SHEET

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)