Early in the month of February, TPC Scottsdale plays host to “The Greatest Show on Grass,” the WM Phoenix Open. The WM Phoenix Open is the most-watched golf tournament in the world, drawing in excess of 700,000.
For its efforts to reduce waste during the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the PGA TOUR presented the tournament with its “Best Title Sponsor Integration Award.” After three years, all single-use objects (including cups, cans, signs, and containers) linked with the competition must be reused or recycled in order to qualify as zero waste Fr
No. 1 ranked Rory McIlroy is the current 8-1 favourite to win the WM Phoenix Open in 2023. After Tony Finau (18-1), Xander Schauffele (14-1), Scottie Scheffler (15-1), and Collin Morikawa (18-1), Jon Rahm (17-2) follows. We simulated the 2023 WM Phoenix Open 10,000 times, and the results were a HUGE surprise.
When and Where WM Phoenix Open 2023:
- Course: TPC Scottsdale
- Date: February 9 – 12
- Greens: Bermuda
How To watch WM Phoenix Open 2023:
Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:
Live Broadcast: WM Phoenix Open 2023 Live
WM Phoenix Open 2023 tee times:
- Round 1 (ET)
Tee No. 1
- 9:15 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Brandon Wu, Aaron Rai
- 9:26 a.m. – Troy Merritt, Jhonattan Vegas, Stephan Jaeger
- 9:37 a.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Nick Watney, Rory Sabbatini
- 9:48 a.m. – Garrick Higgo, Brendon Todd, Shane Lowry
- 9:59 a.m. – Ryan Brehm, Sungjae Im, Nick Taylor
- 10:10 a.m. – Chad Ramey, Kevin Kisner, Erik van Rooyen
- 10:21 a.m. – Cameron Champ, Robert Streb, Andrew Landry
- 10:32 a.m. – Lucas Herbert, Lucas Glover, Gary Woodland
- 10:43 a.m. – Martin Laird, Richy Werenski, Cameron Young
- 10:54 a.m. – Corey Conners, Kevin Tway, James Hahn
- 11:05 a.m. – Jimmy Walker, Ricky Barnes, Andre Metzger
- 2:00 p.m. – Brian Harman, Ryan Moore, Scott Stallings
- 2:11 p.m. – Davis Riley, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Max McGreevy
- 2:22 p.m. – Aaron Wise, Maverick McNealy, Kurt Kitayama
- 2:33 p.m. – Max Homa, Jon Rahm, Keegan Bradley
- 2:44 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Joel Dahmen, Sahith Theegala
- 2:55 p.m. – Tom Kim, Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland
- 3:06 p.m. – Russell Henley, Seamus Power, Rickie Fowler
- 3:17 p.m. – Billy Horschel, Michael Thompson, Jason Day
- 3:28 p.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Andrew Putnam, Danny Lee
- 3:39 p.m. – Alex Noren, Wyndham Clark, Hayden Buckley
- 3:50 p.m. – Michael Hopper, Dalton Ward, Brett White
Tee No. 10
- 9:15 a.m. – Adam Long, Scott Piercy, Taylor Pendrith
- 9:26 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, Tommy Fleetwood, Davis Thompson
- 9:37 a.m. – Keith Mitchell, Sam Ryder, Taylor Montgomery
- 9:48 a.m. – Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Collin Morikawa
- 9:59 a.m. – Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth
- 10:10 a.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Matt Fitzpatrick, Sam Burns
- 10:21 a.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Chez Reaviek, K.H. Lee
- 10:32 a.m. – Harris English, Tyrrell Hatton, Tyler Duncan
- 10:43 a.m. – Martin Laird, Richy Werenski, Cameron Young
- 10:43 a.m. – Adam Hadwin, Peter Malnati, Matthew NeSmith
- 10:54 a.m. – Denny McCarthy, Lee Hodges, Callum Tarren
- 11:05 a.m. – Patrick Rodgers, Matt Wallace, Greyson Sigg
- 2:11 p.m. – Beau Hossler, Kramer Hickok, Taylor Moore
- 2:22 p.m. – Nate Lashley, Patton Kizzire, David Lipsky
- 2:33 p.m. – J.J. Spaun, Jim Herman, Francesco Molinari
- 2:44 p.m. – Stewart Cink, J.B. Holmes, Matt Kuchar
- 2:55 p.m. – Luke List, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson
- 3:06 p.m. – Adam Svensson, J.T. Poston, Brian Gay
- 3:17 p.m. – Si Woo Kim, Trey Mullinax, Tom Hoge
- 3:28 p.m. – Ryan Palmer, Brendan Steele, Chris Kirk
- 3:39 p.m. – Jason Dufner, Chesson Hadley, Austin Smotherman
- 3:50 p.m. – Doug Ghim, Matthias Schwab, Justin Lower
- 4:01 p.m. – Kelly Kraft, Doc Redman
Editor’s Prediction for the 2023 WM Phoenix Open
- Justin Thomas at +2100
Picking a winner on your betting card when there are several strong candidates can feel like rolling the dice. In Phoenix, no one will be surprised by a victory by a player with odds of 20-1 or lower. Betting on Justin Thomas at 21/1 seems like a solid value when taking into account the course’s history and layout.
At the WM Phoenix Open, Thomas has made the cut in the top 20 five years running. Thomas’s results improved each year as the level of competition increased; in 2018, he placed ninth, but by 2020 and 2021, he had moved up to third. Thomas’s performance in big games warrants a look from teams in the stronger divisions of major leagues.
After winning the Players and PGA Championships last year, Thomas has the nerve to deal with pressure like this. Additionally, Thomas is an excellent addition to the group. Thomas is prepared for the ball striker’s course with all he needs. His one weakness, putting, should be less of a problem on the more forgiving greens at TPC Scottsdale.
The size of the pot has us feeling confident enough to open it with Thomas. The amount we are risking on FanDuel Sportsbook is 1.25 units.
- Viktor Hovland, +3300
Both of Viktor’s previous tries at the W.M. Phoenix Open ended in defeat. Hovland is a confusing case because he has twice failed to cut much weaker fields. A talented player who can regularly make solid contact with the ball has a chance of succeeding at this position.
This is what I think as well. Hovland can relax a bit about his short game at TPC Scottsdale. At the Sentry Tournament of Champions, he finished in 18th place, and at the recent AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he finished in 13th. Hovland’s approach game, precision, and distance off the tee could serve him well on the wide-open Waste Management Phoenix course.
The field is so strong that 33/1 seems like a steal. In a field as strong as this year’s Open Championship, Hovland may find himself in contention on the last day. Viktor will be featured at BetMGM for 0.75 units. Since most people will choose one of the top five players on the betting board, Hovland is a sneaky one-and-done pick.
- Corey Conners, +8000
At long last, he has returned. Corey Conners is a player I consider to be a long shot, but he is someone I admire very much. Conners is undoubtedly one of the finest players in the world in every respect. At TPC Scottsdale, his weak short game is an asset.
For the previous 50 rounds, Conners is ranked ninth in S.G.: T2G. He has made the cut three times at the Phoenix Open. His top-20 finishes in the past two events spoke for themselves.
Therefore, his health is currently excellent. Conners had problems both on and off the green. Our betting preview for the 202 tournament shows that putts from within ten feet have an 89% chance of going in at TPC Scottsdale. Conners will have several opportunities to shine. So, he needs to fine-tune his swing.
Conners provides upside at a low cost, though he may be a safer bet as a daily fantasy sports player or a top finisher. He receives a 0.3 unit bonus at BetMGM.
- Billy Horschel +11000
After that, I went ahead and added one of my all-time favourite golfers to watch for a ridiculously low price to our opening hand. Even though Billy Horschel’s play on the course at TPC Scottsdale can be tough to watch, the man has a terrific record there.
Over and over again, Horschel manages to pull off a stunning victory, even when facing off against extremely formidable opponents. He hasn’t missed a cut since the 2015 Phoenix tournament, and he finished 6th in the 2022 regular season standings. Horschel isn’t recognized as a great putter, but he cut 5.1 strokes off his score in 2017.
This is the third time in the tournament that he has improved by more than five strokes on the greens. It’s possible that Horschel might find this a relaxing setting.
On PointsBet, betting on Billy Horschel at 110/1 is still a bargain. We make a deal with Horschel to pay him 0.2 units to drop a card for 2.5.
2023 WM Phoenix Open Betting Card:
Golfer - Odds- Units- Payout
Justin Thomas +2100 1.25 26.25
Viktor Hovland +3300 0.75 24.75
Corey Conners +8000 0.3 24
Billy Horschel +11000 0.2 22