Inside the course: TPC Scottsdale

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Durrance II/PGA TOUR
The famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale. This beautiful par 3 will be the center of a roaring stadium during the event.
January 29, 2012
PGA TOUR staff
Fast facts
Course Superintendent Jeff R. Plotts
Original architect Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish (1995)
Par value 71
Number of TOUR events as host venue 26 (including 2012)
Course ranking Ranked 42 (out of 51) in difficulty on the PGA TOUR in 2011
Yardage history 7,234 yards (1987-1984)
  6,992 (1987-1997)
  7,059 (1998-1999)
  7,083 (2000-2001)
  7,089 (2002-2003)
  7,216 (2004-present)
Grass Bermudagrass; perennial ryegrass; fine fescue (tees, fairways, rough, greens); Poa trivialis; Velvet bentgrass (greens)
Tournament Stimpmeter 11.6-12 ft
Sand bunkers 79
Water hazards 6
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Course record
Player
Grant Waite
Mark Calcavecchia
Phil Mickelson
Year
1996
2001
2005
Round
2nd
4th
2nd
Finish
2
T14
1
Holes-in-one
Player Hole Year
Jarrod Lyle 16 2011
Brendan Steele 12 2011
Will MacKenzie 12 2008
Heath Slocum 4 2007
Bob Burns 4 2003
Tim Herron 4 2003
Mike Sposa 16 2002
Wayne Levi 12 1998
Tiger Woods 16 1997
Steve Stricker 16 1997
Mark Calcavecchia 4 1992
Bruce Lietzke 4 1992
Jay Delsing 16 1991
Brad Bryant 16 1990
Andrew Magee 4 1990
David Edwards 16 1990
Bill Sander 4 1990
Billy Pierot 7 1989
Hal Sutton 16 1988
Larry Rinker 12 1987
2011 Rankings
Most Difficult Hole
The par-3 195-yard 12th Here's a difficult par 3 with water guarding the entire right side and sand bunkers to the left and behind. The green is long and narrow with a two-club difference between the front and back pin placement.
2011: 1 eagle, 50 birdies, 271 pars, 75 bogeys, 10 double bogeys, 0 others.
Easiest hole
The par-5 595-yard 13th This hole is a par 5 with a split fairway. Played downwind, the shot is probably the right fairway, driving between the water and island desert. If successful, playing right cuts 40-50 yards off the length of the hole, making it reachable in two. The conservative player goes to the left and the wider driving area, eliminating a chance to reach this hole in two. The second landing area is wide, protected by an enormous left bunker and smaller right bunker. The green is small, guarded by a deep bunker located on the right front.
2011: 8 eagles, 193 birdies, 158 pars, 45 bogeys, 3 double bogeys and 0 others.
TPC Scottsdale2011 rankings Last 25 years
Hole Par Yards Avg. Score Rank Avg. Score Rank
1 4 410 3.867 14 3.967 13
2 4 416 3.912 12 4.012 10
3 5 554 4.678 16 4.766 16
4 3 175 2.934 11 2.966 14
5 4 453 4.022 5 4.089 4
6 4 436 4.039 4 4.028 8
7 3 215 3.101 2 3.154 3
8 4 470 3.993 9 4.078 5
9 4 464 4.005 8 4.018 9
10 4 403 3.946 10 3.996 12
11 4 469 4.057 3 4.170 1
12 3 195 3.106 1 3.157 2
13 5 595 4.612 18 4.633 18
14 4 477 3.88 13 4.065 7
15 5 552 4.695 15 4.684 17
16 3 162 3.017 6 3.010 11
17 4 332 3.639 17 3.781 15
18 4 438 4.015 7 4.072 6
Course origins
From the first moment you arrive at TPC Scottsdale, the home of the PGA TOUR's Waste Management Phoenix Open, you will experience first hand what sets TPC network clubs apart from all other golf facilities.
Set in the Sonoran Desert and surrounded by the majestic McDowell Mountains, TPC Scottsdale embodies the standards of excellence in golf operations world wide. The Stadium Course, designed by the team of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, is a masterful blend of challenge and playability for the enjoyment of all levels of golfers, professional and amateur alike.
TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course, built in 1986, hosted its first Waste Management Phoenix Open in 1987. The Waste Management Phoenix Open has now become the largest attended golf event in the world. This brings immeasurable attention and respect to the Stadium Course, which has won numerous awards. -- Source: http://www.tpc.com/scottsdale/index.html
Tournament course history
Course Location Years
TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz. 1987-present
Phoenix CC Phoenix, Ariz. 1932-1954*, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1979, 1972 1974-1986
Arizona CC, Phoenix, Ariz. 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973
* The tournament was not played from 1936-1938 or from 1941-1943

The TOUR makes its fan-favorite stop in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week for the biggest golf party of the year -- the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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