WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN
Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: TPC Scottsdale. Yardage: 7,261. Par: 71.
Purse: $7.1 million. Winner's share: $1,278,000
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports).
Defending champion: Gary Woodland.
FedEx Cup leader: Xander Schauffele.
Last week: Justin Rose won the Farmers Insurance Open.
Miller’s final NBC call will be third round of Phoenix Open
Johnny Miller's final broadcast as NBC's golf analyst will be during the third round of the Phoenix Open.
The network said Wednesday that it will honor Miller during the Feb. 2 broadcast since the final round on Feb. 3 is about crowning a champion. The final round is on the same day as the Super Bowl.
Azinger does not plan on using ‘choke’ in replacing Miller
Paul Azinger used to say for years that the only thing that made a player choke was cash or prestige.
So he's not afraid to use the word "choke."
Just don't expect to hear it when he takes over for Johnny Miller on NBC Sports next year. Azinger has pledged to call the shots the way he sees them — that's the advice Miller has given him — but he has a different perspective when it comes to his vocabulary.
NBC hires Paul Azinger to replace Johnny Miller
NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a strong presence in the broadcast booth for three decades.
Miller's last tournament will be the Waste Management Phoenix Open the first weekend in February.
Johnny Miller retiring after 3 decades at NBC Sports
Johnny Miller is retiring after three decades of calling the shots the way he sees them.
Miller said Monday he will make his last call from the Phoenix Open the first weekend in February, ending a career as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports that made him as famous as the 63 he shot at Oakmont to win the 1973 U.S. Open or his flag-seeking style that carried him to 25 PGA Tour victories and a place in the Hall of Fame.
Column: Poulter and his passion back at the Ryder Cup
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Ryder Cup meant the world to Ian Poulter even when he only had a tent to sleep in.
Poulter was 17 and folding shirts in a shop called Jack O' Legs Golf Center in England when he drove his rust bucket of a car to The Belfry for his first taste of the Ryder Cup in 1993. He found a house a few miles away where the owners let him pitch his tent in the yard for three pounds a night.
Column: Azinger allows a look back at life-changing PGA
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even with ample reason to think about what might have been, Paul Azinger prefers to wonder what's next.
This was one time he reluctantly agreed to celebrate the past.
He returned to Inverness Club over the weekend, his first time at the Ohio club since he reached the pinnacle of his career 25 years ago. He never imagined then that his golf would never be better.
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ’18: A trivia quiz
How well do you know PGA Championship history? Try this quiz:
1. This is the 100th edition of the PGA Championship. Who won the first one?
a.) Hugh Campbell
b.) Jim Barnes
c.) Jock Hutchison
2. What is the name of the PGA Championship trophy?
a.) Wanamaker Trophy
b.) Hagen Cup
c.) Havemeyer Trophy
3. Who won the last time the PGA Championship was held at Bellerive?
a.) Jack Nicklaus
b.) Nick Faldo
c.) Nick Price
4. Who was the last PGA champion who did not defend his title?
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Sergio Garcia was decked out in green Tuesday, as he set out for his first U.S. Open practice round at Erin Hills.
Yes, Garcia wears the title of Masters champion quite well. A weight was lifted when he finally captured the major title that eluded him for all those years.
What he's done in the past does not guarantee success, adulation or even happiness in the future, though. Nobody has learned that lesson in a more public fashion than Garcia himself.
Television viewers who call in a rules violation have never cost anyone a golf tournament.
The blame ultimately — always — falls to the player.
US gets another chance to learn from Ryder Cup success
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — His shirt soaked from spraying champagne in a rare Ryder Cup victory, Phil Mickelson already was looking ahead at how to win the next one.
Not only was this a scene from Sunday at Hazeltine, it was eight years ago at Valhalla.