Current FedEx Cup point leader Justin Thomas will be returning to the Waste Management Phoenix Open to take on a solid field, including two-time winner Hideki Matsuyama and defending champion Rickie Fowler. Thomas will be looking for his third win of the 2019-'20 season after emerging victorious at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges last fall and the Sentry Tournament of Champions earlier this month.
Fowler's 2019 victory at TPC Scottsdale was heavy on the drama, including a triple bogey on the par-4 11th hole due to a chip into the water followed by a drop that rolled right back into the water. Even with the theatrics, Fowler held onto the lead and broke a two-year winless drought.
Matsuyama won the Phoenix Open in both 2016 and 2017, becoming the first back-to-back winner since Johnny Miller in the mid-1970s.
With his Arizona State roots, Phil Mickelson had been a regular at the Phoenix Open, playing 30 times during his career and holding a share of the 72-hole record. But Lefty is not participating this season, instead playing over at the European Tour's Saudi International, thus putting his quest to become the winningest Waste Management Phoenix Open champion on the backburner. He's currently tied at three with Arnold Palmer, Mark Calcavecchia and Gene Littler.
This year's winner will receive 500 FedEx Cup points and a $1.314 million check out of the $7.3 million purse.
The Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 3-7 p.m. EDT, as well as Saturday and Sunday from 1-2:45 p.m. EDT. CBS will carry live coverage on Saturday and Sunday from 3-6 p.m.
Sunday Tee Times (all times MST)
Tee No. 1
9:04 a.m. -- Patrick Rodgers, Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Tway
9:15 a.m. -- Brian Harman, Danny Lee, Daniel Berger
9:26 a.m. -- Harry Higgs, Sungjae Im, Gary Woodland
9:37 a.m. -- James Hahn, Brandon Hagy, Keith Mitchell
9:48 a.m. -- Matt Kuchar, Harris English, Justin Thomas
9:59 a.m. -- Wyndham Clark, Billy Horschel, Russell Knox
10:10 a.m. -- Collin Morikawa, Bubba Watson, Branden Grace
10:21 a.m. -- Luke List, Tom Hoge, Jon Rahm
10:32 a.m. -- Nate Lashley, John Huh, Max Homa
10:43 a.m. -- Scott Piercy, Mark Hubbard, Byeong Hun An
10:54 a.m. -- J.B. Holmes, Xander Schauffele, Adam Long
11:05 a.m. -- Tony Finau, Webb Simpson, Hudson Swafford
Tee No. 10
9:04 a.m. -- Bud Cauley, Doc Redman, Carlos Ortiz
9:15 a.m. -- Rickie Fowler, Sung Kang, Keegan Bradley
9:26 a.m. -- Adam Hadwin, Charley Hoffman, J.T. Poston
9:37 a.m. -- Bryson DeChambeau, Jimmy Walker, Chesson Hadley
9:48 a.m. -- Xinjun Zhang, J.J. Spaun, Aaron Baddeley
9:59 a.m. -- C.T. Pan, Andrew Landry, Sebastián Muñoz
10:10 a.m. -- Talor Gooch, Grayson Murray, Sam Ryder
10:21 a.m. -- Brice Garnett, Nick Taylor, Corey Conners
10:32 a.m. -- Martin Laird, K.J. Choi, Dylan Frittelli
10:43 a.m. -- Denny McCarthy, Joel Dahmen
10:54 a.m. -- Patton Kizzire, Beau Hossler