Tag Archives: 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Feb
6
2013
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
And it's good!

And it’s good!

The last two weeks on the PGA Tour have had a turn-back-the-clock feel. First, Tiger Woods won at Torrey Pines in a Monday finish, and then on Sunday, Phil Mickelson won in Phoenix. What year is this again? 2001?

Phil ran away with his wire-to-wire victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and dominated from a statistical standpoint. Here now is this week’s By the Numbers.

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Feb
3
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Winning

Winner!

While just about all of you — wait, no, all of you are watching the Super Bowl, perhaps you caught at least part of the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open before firing up the grills and tapping the kegs. Well, if not, you didn’t miss much (besides James Hahn celebrating Gangnam Style on the 16th).

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Feb
3
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

James Hahn has some serious moves! After the 31-year-old PGA Tour rookie rolled in a 20-footer for birdie on TPC Scottsdale’s notorious par-3 16th, he broke out the “Gangnam Style” dance (the original song by Korean pop star PSY is the most watched video on YouTube ever with over 1.26 billion — yes, billion — views).

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Feb
3
2013
By Stephanie Wei under WUPHangout

We convened for an impromptu #WUPHangout just before Phil Mickelson teed off for the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Obviously, most people are probably revved up for the Super Bowl, but for the diehard fans who can’t get enough of golf, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks everyone for submitting questions via Twitter and for “hanging out” with us. Looking forward to an exciting day of golf and football, not to mention the commercials! Oh, and don’t forget, the Puppy Bowl is also on TV today at 3pm EST.

Predictions, anyone? Will Phil run away with the win? Can Brandt Snedeker catch him? ’49ers or Ravens? Cast your votes below.

Feb
2
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

The caddie races on the 16th have become part of the festivities at the famed Waste Management Phoenix Open, known for the rowdy, drunk crowds, not to mention ginormous — 179,022 fans attended on Saturday, setting the all-time single-day record in pro golf history.

And it sure was memorable. Phil Mickelson continued to wow the crowds, posting a seven-under 64 for a 54-hole total of 24-under, six shots clear of the next nearest competitor, Brandt Snedeker. But really, the highlight of the day was the Henley Brothers putting on an epic show No. 16.

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Feb
2
2013
And it's good!

And it’s good!

Okay, not seriously, but Padraig Harrington had quite the day in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Not only did he shoot eight-under 63 for a 54-hole total of 16-under, he kicked an American football for the first time in front of roughly 18,000 drunks fans on the famed stadium hole, the par-3 16th, at TPC Scottsdale. (Prior to Saturday, he hadn’t even thrown one before.)

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Jan
31
2013
It's going in, it's going in...and...never mind.

It’s going in, it’s going in…and…never mind.

The groan heard around TPC Scottsdale was Phil Mickelson’s 25-foot putt on No. 9 (his 18th) for birdie an golf’s magic number — 59 — looking like it was good all the way, until it did a near-360 around the cup and lipped out. Jim “Bones” Mackay, Mickelson’s longtime caddie fell to the ground in despair.

Phil, who started walking toward the hole and raising his putter up in anticipation of a celebration, was left with a tap-in for an 11-under 60. Which is still an excellent round, but he was naturally disappointed and called it “heartbreaking.” 

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Jan
30
2013

I know I should know better and use Word instead of WordPress to write my posts, but old habits die hard. The internet timed out and I just lost the last hour’s worth of work–which is always fun–but it’s my own fault. Anyway! It was a busy yet fun (and kind of weird) day on Wednesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Above, you can watch the #WUPHangout that I did earlier this evening. What did we talk about?

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