Phoenix Open Preview: Webb Looking for First Win
Phoenix Open Preview: Webb Looking for First Win

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to Scottsdale, Ariz., this week as the annual Super Bowl weekend party takes shape on the famed 16th hole at the Phoenix Open. There's nothing particularly special about the hole itself, but the atmosphere, thanks in no small part to loads of alcohol, makes for quite the scene. 

The 16th hole can be quite intimidating for those who are faint of heart, but everyone who signs up for this event knows what they are getting into by this point and those who choose to have fun with it likely will fare best. 

We have plenty of course history this week as TPC Scottsdale is the only course that has been used for this event. We are also starting to build up a better idea of current form as almost everyone has played at least once this year. A quick look at the recent winners reveals that this might be a good week to side with the chalk this week.              

This week: Phoenix Open – TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Last Year: Rickie Fowler shot a final-round 74 on his way to a two-stroke victory over Brendan Grace.  

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Jon Rahm (7-1)

When you enter the final round with a lead and close with a flourish (even if you don't win), you are bound to be a popular pick the following week. In this case, said player happened to be a favorite among betters, which is why he's installed as

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