It's A Loud Week In Golf. Pga Tour Heads To Phoenix Open, Liv Golf Goes To Vegas During Super Bowl

Scottie Scheffler hits from the third tee on the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Scottie Scheffler hits from the third tee on the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71.

Prize money: $8.8 million. Winner's share: $1.584 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Scottie Scheffler.

FedEx Cup leader: Matthieu Pavon.

Last week: Wyndham Clark won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Notes: Scottie Scheffler will try to become the first player to win the same tournament three straight years since Steve Stricker at the John Deere Classic (2009-2011). ... The tournament is not a signature event but has the feel of one. Scheffler, Pebble winner Wyndham Clark and Patrick Cantlay are among five of the top 10 in the world ranking who are playing. ... Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele were in the field until withdrawing on Monday. ... The three-tournament points list that determined the “Swing 5” players who got into Pebble Beach will now add points from the Phoenix Open to determine the five who get into Riviera next week. ... The Phoenix Open has been decided by a playoff five of the last eight years. ... Bud Cauley is playing a PGA Tour event for the first time since September 2020 because of injuries from a 2018 car accident. He has two finishes inside the top 35 on the Korn Ferry Tour in the Bahamas. ... Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald is playing on a sponsor exemption.

Next week: Genesis Invitational.





Site: Las Vegas.

Course: Las Vegas CC. Yardage: 7,089. Par: 70.

Prize money: $20 million. Winner's share: $4 million.

Television: Thursday, 1-6 p.m. (CW app); Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. (CW Network).

Defending champion: New event.

Points leader: Joaquin Niemann.

Last week: Joaquin Niemann won LIV Golf Mayakoba.

Notes: LIV Golf has its second tournament of the year in Las Vegas during the week of the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. ... This is a new tournament on the LIV schedule. ... Las Vegas Country Club most recently hosted an LPGA Tour event from 2003 to 2006. It was the host course for a PGA Tour event between 1983 and 1991, and was part of the Las Vegas Invitational rotation until 1995. ... Joaquin Niemann won his first LIV Golf individual title in his third year playing with the Saudi-funded league. ... Caleb Surratt made his professional debut at LIV with a tie for 13th that paid him $330,000. ... Kevin Na (twice) and Bryson DeChambeau won PGA Tour events that were held in Las Vegas. ... Phil Mickelson finished at 11-over par last week in Mayakoba. ... Niemann won LIV Golf Mayakoba without a round in the 60s. He opened with a 59 and shot 73 and 70 before winning a playoff against Sergio Garcia. ... The tournament starts on Thursday and ends Saturday so it doesn't go up against the Super Bowl.

Next tournament: LIV Golf Jeddah on March 1-3.





Site: Doha, Qatar.

Course: Doha GC. Yardage: 7,475. Par: 72.

Prize money: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $416,667.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-9 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 4:30-9 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3:30-8:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Previous winner: Sami Valimaki.

Race to Dubai leader: Rory McIlroy.

Last week: Dylan Frittelli won the Bahrain Championship.

Notes: This is the fifth and final tournament in the Middle East to complete the early portion of the European tour schedule. ... Dylan Frittelli has been playing under a new category for PGA Tour players who finished from No. 126 to 200 in the FedEx Cup. The South African is in the field in Qatar. ... Jorge Campillo is in the field. He also was listed as an alternate for the Phoenix Open. Campillo earned one of 10 PGA Tour Cards, though he has yet to play anywhere but the European tour this year. Campillo won the Qatar Masters in 2020. ... The tournament has been part of the European tour schedule since 1998. ... Adam Scott, Paul Lawrie and Branden Grace each are three-time winners of the Qatar Masters. ... The European tour does not return to the Middle East until the end of the season for the Abu Dhabi Championship and DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. ... The defending champion, Sami Valimaki, was the first alternate for the Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour.

Next tournament: Magical Kenya Open on Feb. 22-25.





Site: Bogota, Colombia.

Course: Bogota CC. Yardage: 7,237. Par: 71.

Prize money: $1 million. Winner's share: $180,000.

Television: None.

Defending champion: Rhein Gibson.

Points leader: Aldrich Potgieter.

Last week: Isaiah Salinda won the Panama Championship.

Next tournament: Visa Argentina Open on Feb. 29-March 3.




Last tournament: Nelly Korda won the Drive On Championship.

Next tournament: Honda LPGA Thailand on Feb. 22-25.

Race to CME Globe leader: Lydia Ko.




Last tournament: Steven Alker won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

Next week: Chubb Classic.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker.




Ladies European Tour: Magical Kenya Ladies Open, Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County, Kenya. Defending champion: Aditi Ashok. Online:

Sunshine Tour: Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open, Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, South Africa. Defending champion: Benjamin Follett-Smith. Online:

PGA Tour of Australasia: Webex Players Series Sydney, Castle Hill CC, Norwest, Australia. Previous winner: David Micheluzzi. Online:


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