The Waste Management Phoenix Open traces its beginnings to as far back as 1932, when it was only known as the Phoenix Open. After 1935, the tournament hibernated for a few years, jumpstarting back to life in 1939. Although the Waste Management Phoenix Open coincides with Super Bowl 54 week, the interest in the tournament remains high, thanks to a number of high-profile golfers headed to Scottsdale to compete like Hideki Matsuyama, John Rahm, Justin Thomas, and defending champion Rickie Fowler – as it should because of the heavy bag that’s up for grabs for the participants.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA Golf Tournament Running from January 30 to February 2, 2020
Where: TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale
When: January 30-February 2, 2020
TV Broadcast: CBS
The Total Payout – $7.3 milllion
The total payout for this year is up by $200,000. While it’s relatively not that significant of a bump, it marks the sixth consecutive in a row that the total purse in the Waste Management Phoenix Open has received an increase. When Fowler won the 2019 edition of this tournament, he took home $1.278 million, while runner-up Branden Grace pocketed $766,800. Matsuyama won the tournament two years in a row in 2016 and 2017, getting $1.17 million and $1.206 million, respectively. During the very first staging of the Phoenix Open in 1932, the total purse was only $2,500. Ralph Guldahl won the inaugural event and boosted his net worth by $600.
The Complete Breakdown
The PGA Tour committee doesn’t usually release the complete breakdown of prize distribution until after the event, but according to the formula they are using, this the purse distribution is expected to look like this (below) for the top 10 finishers in the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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