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The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. The tournament was renamed the FBR Open in October 2003. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... Downtown Scottsdale Statue Scottsdale (Oodham [Pima]: Vaá¹£ai S-veá¹£onÄ­) is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Named by the New York Times as The Beverly Hills of the Desert and by Travel Channel as one of the most luxurious destinations in the nation, Scottsdale has...

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History

The Phoenix Open began in 1932 but was discontinued after the 1935 tournament. The rebirth of the Phoenix Open came in 1939 when the vision of a dedicated golfer, Bob Goldwater Sr. convinced fellow Thunderbirds into running the event. The Thunderbirds were not enthusiastic about running the event as he was as he did most of the work in getting a golf open started. The event was played at Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona, both in its earlier incarnations and after Goldwater resuscitated it. Beginning in 1955, The Arizona Country Club (also in Phoenix) alternated as event host with Phoenix Country Club; this arrangement lasted until Phoenix Country Club took The Arizona Country Club's turn in 1975 and became the event's permanent home again. In 1987 the tournament was moved to the TPC of Scottsdale's Stadium Course. Thunderbird refers to several things: The Thunderbird is a mythical creature common to Native American religion. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


In 1939 the total payout was $3000 and has increased dramatically with $4,000,000 being the total payout now. The winner of the tournament receives $720,000 of that money. The winner of the 2005 FBR Phoenix Open was Phil Mickelson, who also won the 1996 edition. Other major winners in recent years included Vijay Singh in 2003 and 1995, Chris DiMarco in 2002, and Mark Calcavecchia in 2001, 1992, and 1989. Philip Alfred Phil Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing, despite being right-handed), is an American professional golfer. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Chris DiMarco during the 2005 U.S. Masters Chris DiMarco (born August 23, 1968 Huntington, New York) is an American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ...


Records of the Phoenix Open

The lowest 4-day score (72 holes) for the tournament was Mark Calcavecchia in 2001 with a total score of 256, which was an incredible 28 under par. One of the days of the tournament he scored a 60, which was the lowest score in the history of the Phoenix Open tied with Grant Waite in 1996. Calcavecchia had 32 birdies in the tournament, which was also an all-time record. He was among three 3-time winners of the Phoenix Open. The other two were Gene Littler in 1955, 1959, and 1969 and Arnold Palmer in 1961, 1962, and 1963. There has been only one double eagle in the history of the Phoenix Open by Tom Pernice Jr. on the 15th hole in 1990. Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Par is a town in Cornwall, England. ... Gene (Alec) Littler (born 21 July 1930 in San Diego, California) is an American golfer. ... (This article is about the athlete. ... The 1933 Double Eagle, Saint Gaudens design Double Eagle is the official term used for gold coins of the United States with a denomination of $20. ...


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The 4-day attendance of the tournament is usually around 500,000. The most popular hole for spectators to watch is the 16th hole due to the "Amphitheatre" atmosphere of the hole, created by the stands erected every year before the tournament. The hole could be described as "one big party", with many students from the nearby Arizona State University. Poor shots at the 16th hole receive boos, because the hole is very easy by the PGA's standards. Good shots, however, are cheered for loudly. The most popular golfer at FBR is unquestionably Phil Mickelson, an Arizona State alum. In addition to the golf, there is a concert/party held in the Scottsdale area called the Birds Nest, in which music artists like Huey Lewis and the News play. Arizona State University (ASU) is currently (as of Fall 2005) the largest university, in terms of student enrollment, in the United States, with a main-campus student body of 51,612. ... Philip Alfred Phil Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing, despite being right-handed), is an American professional golfer. ... Huey Lewis & the News are a popular rock band from the 1980s. ...


The FBR Open is the opportunity to see the best golfers in this nationally televised event that gives the City of Scottsdale more name recognition across the U.S.


This is the best attended golf tournament of every calendar year, and in 2006 the FBR Open set a PGA Tour single day attendance record with over 168,000 fans in attendance on Saturday, Feb. 4, as well as a tournament week attendance record of 536,367 fans.


Winners

FBR Open

Phoenix Open Philip Alfred Phil Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing, despite being right-handed), is an American professional golfer. ...

Phoenix Open Invitiational Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Chris DiMarco during the 2005 U.S. Masters Chris DiMarco (born August 23, 1968 Huntington, New York) is an American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... Rocco Mediate (born December 17, 1962 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is an American golfer. ... Jesper Parnevik (born March 7, 1965 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional golfer. ... Steve Jones (born December 27, 1958 in Artesia, New Mexico) is a professional golfer who is best known for winning the U.S. Open in 1996. ... Philip Alfred Phil Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing, despite being right-handed), is an American professional golfer. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Lee Janzen (1964- ) is an American golfer. ... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Alexander Walter Lyle (Sandy Lyle) (born February 9, 1958) is a British golfer. ... Paul Azinger (b. ... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... Lanny Wadkins (born December 5, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American golfer. ... David Graham is an Australian golfer. ... Jeffrey Clay Mitchell (born January 29, 1974,) is an American football player who currently plays offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He attended the University of Florida. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Miller Barber (born March 31, 1931 Shreveport, Louisiana) was an American professional golfer who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s and a greater degree of success on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in the 1980s. ... Johnny Miller (born on April 29, 1947) is an American former PGA Tour golfer who was born in San Francisco. ... Johnny Miller (born on April 29, 1947) is an American former PGA Tour golfer who was born in San Francisco. ... Bruce Crampton (b. ...

Phoenix Open Miller Barber (born March 31, 1931 Shreveport, Louisiana) was an American professional golfer who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s and a greater degree of success on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in the 1980s. ... Gene (Alec) Littler (born 21 July 1930 in San Diego, California) is an American golfer. ... George Knudson (June 28, 1937 - January 24, 1989) was a Canadian golfer, who still holds the record for the Canadian with the most wins ever on the PGA TOUR, with 8 career victories. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all... (This article is about the athlete. ... (This article is about the athlete. ... (This article is about the athlete. ... Gene (Alec) Littler (born 21 July 1930 in San Diego, California) is an American golfer. ... Ken Venturi (born 1931 in San Francisco, California) was a prominent PGA Tour professional during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Billy Casper (b. ...

Ben Hogan Open Dr. Cary Middlecoff was a dentist from Memphis, Tennessee who gave up his practice to join what is now the PGA TOUR in the 1940s, a time when the practice would quite likely have promised to have been more lucrative. ... Gene (Alec) Littler (born 21 July 1930 in San Diego, California) is an American golfer. ... Lloyd Mangrum (born 1 August 1914 in Trenton, Texas, died 17 November 1973) was an American golfer. ... Lloyd Mangrum (born 1 August 1914 in Trenton, Texas, died 17 November 1973) was an American golfer. ...

Phoenix Open Jimmy Demaret (May 24, 1910 - December 28, 1983) was a professional golfer. ...

Arizona Open Jimmy Demaret (May 24, 1910 - December 28, 1983) was a professional golfer. ... Bobby Locke (b 20 November 1917 Germiston, South Africa, d 1987) was one of the first internationally successful South African golfers. ... Ben Hogan Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 - July 25, 1997) was a professional golf player. ... Ben Hogan Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 - July 25, 1997) was a professional golf player. ... John Byron Nelson, Jr. ... Harold Jug McSpaden, 1938 Harold Jug McSpaden (1908 - 1996) American professional golfer. ... John Byron Nelson, Jr. ...


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FBR Open - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (589 words)
The FBR Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January.
The tournament was originally the Arizona Open, but was known for most of its history as the Phoenix Open until the investment bank, Friedman Billings Ramsey, became the title sponsor in October 2003.
One of the days of the tournament he scored a 60, which was the lowest score in the history of the Phoenix Open tied with Grant Waite in 1996.
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The FBR Open is the largest attended golf tournament in the world, with over 500,000 attendees over the course of the week.
The FBR Open is a great place for interaction between corporate executives and institutional investors in a relaxed environment.
As soon as the FBR Open award presentation has concluded and the TV crews close their final shot, walk out of the tent and directly into the Greenskeeper on the TPC course to enjoy a great football experience.
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