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 Dates: Thursday, January 27th through Sunday, January 30th

 Site: Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona

 Course Architect: Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf (1986)

 Par: 71

 Yardage: 7,083

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 410 Yds       10 - Par 4 403 Yds

               2 - Par 4 416 Yds       11 - Par 4 469 Yds

               3 - Par 5 554 Yds       12 - Par 3 195 Yds

               4 - Par 3 174 Yds       13 - Par 5 585 Yds

               5 - Par 4 453 Yds       14 - Par 4 444 Yds

               6 - Par 4 412 Yds       15 - Par 5 501 Yds

               7 - Par 3 215 Yds       16 - Par 3 162 Yds

               8 - Par 4 470 Yds       17 - Par 4 332 Yds

               9 - Par 4 450 Yds       18 - Par 4 438 Yds

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                    35 3,554 Yds             36 3,529 Yds

 

 Annual: 65th

 Defending Champion: Rocco Mediate

 Runner-up: Justin Leonard

 Tournament Record: 258 (Steve Jones, 1997)

 54-Hole Record: 191 (Steve Jones, 1997)

 36-Hole Record: 126 (Steve Jones, 1997)

 Course Record: 60 (Grant Waite, 1996)

 9-Hole Record: 29 (Held by nine players, last done by Scott Verplank, 1998)

 Total Purse: $3,200,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $576,000; 2nd Place - 345,600; 3rd Place - 217,600

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 Rocco Mediate          273               Harrison Frazar         282

 Justin Leonard         275               Jim Furyk               282

 Tiger Woods            276               Kenny Perry             282

 Hal Sutton             279               Kevin Wentworth         282

 Bill Glasson           280               Four players at         283


            Past Phoenix Open Winners and Runners-up

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 1999 -- Rocco Mediate (273) -- Justin Leonard

 1998 -- Jesper Parnevik (269) -- T.Armour III, B.Geiberger, S.Pate, T.Watson

 1997 -- Steve Jones (258) -- Jesper Parnevik

 1996 -- *Phil Mickelson (269) -- Justin Leonard

 1995 -- *Vijay Singh (269) -- Billy Mayfair

 1994 -- Bill Glasson (268) -- Bob Estes

 1993 -- Lee Janzen (273) -- Andrew Magee

 1992 -- Mark Calcavecchia (264) -- Duffy Waldorf

 1991 -- Nolan Henke (268) -- Gil Morgan, Curtis Strange, Tom Watson

 1990 -- Tommy Armour III (267) -- Jim Thorpe

 1989 -- Mark Calcavecchia (263) -- Chip Beck

 1988 -- *Sandy Lyle (269) -- Fred Couples

 1987 -- Paul Azinger (268) -- Hal Sutton

 1986 -- Hal Sutton (267) -- Calvin Peete, Tony Sills

 1985 -- Calvin Peete (270) -- Morris Hatalsky, Doug Tewell

 1984 -- Tom Purtzer (268) -- Corey Pavin

 1983 -- *Bob Gilder (271) -- Rex Caldwell, Johnny Miller, Mark O'Meara

 1982 -- Lanny Wadkins (263) -- Jerry Pate

 1981 -- David Graham (268) -- Lon Hinkle

 1980 -- Jeff Mitchell (272) -- Rik Massengale

 1979 -- #Ben Crenshaw (199) -- Jay Haas

 1978 -- Miller Barber (272) -- Lee Trevino, Jerry Pate

 1977 -- *Jerry Pate (277) -- Dave Stockton

 1976 -- Bob Gilder (268) -- Roger Maltbie

 1975 -- Johnny Miller (260) -- Jerry Heard

 1974 -- Johnny Miller (271) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1973 -- Bruce Crampton (268) -- Steve Melnyk, Lanny Wadkins

 1972 -- Homero Blancas (273) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1971 -- Miller Barber (261) -- Billy Casper, Dan Sikes

 1970 -- Dale Douglass (271) -- Howie Johnson, Gene Littler

 1969 -- Gene Littler (263) -- Miller Barber, Don January, Billy Maxwell

 1968 -- George Knudson (272) -- Julius Boros, Sam Carmichael, Jack Montgomery

 1967 -- Julius Boros (272) -- Ken Still

 1966 -- Dudley Wysong (278) -- Gardner Dickinson

 1965 -- Rod Funseth (274) -- Bert Yancey

 1964 -- Jack Nicklaus (271) -- Bob Brue

 1963 -- Arnold Palmer (273) -- Gary Player

 1962 -- Arnold Palmer (269) -- B.Casper, D.Fairfield, B.McCallister, J.Nicklaus

 1961 -- *Arnold Palmer (270) -- Doug Sanders

 1960 -- *Jack Fleck (273) -- Bill Collins

 1959 -- Gene Littler (268) -- Art Wall

 1958 -- Ken Venturi (274) -- Walter Burkemo, Jay Hebert

 1957 -- Billy Casper (271) -- Cary Middlecoff, Mike Souchak

 1956 -- Cary Middlecoff (276) -- Mike Souchak

 1955 -- Gene Littler (275) -- Billy Maxwell, Johnny Palmer

 1954 -- *Ed Furgol (272) -- Cary Middlecoff

 1953 -- Lloyd Mangrum (272) -- Johnny Bulla, Ted Kroll, Bo Winiger

 1952 -- Lloyd Mangrum (274) -- E.J. Harrison

 1951 -- Lew Worsham (272) -- Lawson Little

 1950 -- Jimmy Demaret (269) -- Sam Snead

 1949 -- *Jimmy Demaret (278) -- Ben Hogan

 1948 -- Bobby Locke (268) -- Jimmy Demaret

 1947 -- Ben Hogan (270) -- Lloyd Mangrum, Ed Oliver

 1946 -- *Ben Hogan (273) -- Herman Keiser

 1945 -- Byron Nelson (274) -- Denny Shute

 1944 -- *Harold McSpaden (273) -- Byron Nelson

 1943 -- Not Held due to World War II

 1942 -- Herman Barron (276) -- Henry Picard

 1941 -- Porkie Oliver (275) -- Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson

 1940 -- Ed Oliver (205) -- Ben Hogan

 1939 -- Byron Nelson (198) -- Ben Hogan

 1938 -- Not Held due to recession

 1937 -- Not Held due to recession

 1936 -- Not Held due to recession

 1935 -- Ky Laffoon (281) -- Craig Wood

 1934 -- Ky Laffoon (Pro-Am) -- Johnny Revolta

 1933 -- Harry Cooper (281) -- Horton Smith, Ray Mangrum

 1932 -- Ralph Guldahl (285) -- John Perelli


 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - Rain Shortened.


                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Rocco Mediate     - Defending champion, 21st on money list after two events

 Paul Azinger      - Won Sony Open in Hawaii, 2nd on money list

 David Duval       - Has posted two top-five's already this year

 Fred Funk         - Finished with back-to-back 63's last week

 Jim Furyk         - 10th on money list, tied for 6th last year

 Sergio Garcia     - Won last year on European Tour, 2nd to Tiger at PGA

 John Huston       - 8th on money list with a pair of top-10 finishes

 Tom Lehman        - Won Williams World Challenge earlier this year

 Justin Leonard    - Two-time runner-up at this tournament

 Davis Love III    - Ranked 4th in the World Rankings, playing in 2nd event

 Phil Mickelson    - Won this event in 1996, playing in second event this year

 Jesper Parnevik   - Won last week's Bob Hope Classic with all 5 rounds in 60's

 Vijay Singh       - Ranked 6th in the World Rankings, 1 top-10 in 2 events

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