2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open Fantasy Sleeper Report
We’re into the meat and bones of the PGA TOUR campaign now, and the world number one Justin Rose proved his mettle ahead of what could be a very big year for the Englishman.
He took the spoils at the Farmers Insurance Open, taming the tricky Torrey Pines South Course and posting a tournament low record of -21 into the bargain.
Rose was a comfortable winner in the end, besting Adam Scott by two strokes, and he will surely have his eyes focused on adding to his major title haul this year.
From Torrey Pines to TPC Scottsdale, another PGA TOUR favorite, this week for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, another event dominated by classy sorts in recent years.
General view of the gallery on the 16th hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 3, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Brooks Koepka took the spoils in 2015, and he was followed by back-to-back victories for Hideki Matsuyama.
The Japanese ace’s dominance was ended by Gary Woodland, who lifted the trophy here 12 months ago.
TPC Scottsdale is a ball-strikers paradise, with tee-to-green merchants doing the business here year after year: Reavie, Woodland and Schneiderjans ranked second, third and fourth for Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green 12 months ago, and it’s no coincidence that they finished first, second (via a play-off) and T3 in the final shake-up.
The fairways are an average width, the rough is fairly forgiving and the Bermuda greens are larger than standard, and so conditions are agreeable enough for the players.
It’s only the wind that really acts as the layout’s key defense, and with a relatively quiet week expected, according to the early forecast, there shouldn’t be too much to trouble the field.
Generally, it’s class acts that win the day at Scottsdale, but Kevin Stadler’s win in 2014 gives hope that a sleeper can get the job done this week. With that in mind, here are our picks for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open Fantasy Sleeper Report
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