The Waste Management Phoenix Open has become one of the more popular and well-known events on the PGA Tour. In part because of it's growing list of top golfers that participate, but mainly for it's Round 3 festivities that includes one of the crazier tailgates in sports. It has become so big that the course had to build an additional parking lot off the 16th green to account for the over 100,000 people that are estimated to attend the Saturday portion of the tournament every year.
Fan favorite Rickie Fowler won this event last year and remains a favorite heading into the 2020 iteration. Let's take a look at some golfers to keep in mind when building out your fantasy team for this week's tournament.
The aforementioned Rickie Fowler has a great track record at TPC Scottsdale. Prior to his win in 2019, Fowler finished at T-2, T-4 and T-11 in 2016, 2017, 2018, respectively. He has had a light start to this season, but did play well in his one appearance, finishing T-5 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. If history tells us anything, Fowler will be near the top of that leaderboards come Sunday.
Hideki Matsuyama has had similar success to Rickie Fowler in the past at this tournament, actually grabbing wins here in back-to-back years (2016 and 2017). While he hasn't racked up too many wins since then, he has started off the season strong, with a runner-up finish at the ZOZO Championship behind Tiger Woods, to go along with two top-10 finishes, which includes a solo third place.
Justin Thomas has started off this season firing on all cylinders. He has already notched two wins in the 2019-20 season after only winning one tournament last season. He came close to taking home the victory here in 2019, finishing third. Thomas ranks third on tour in birdie average and sixth on tour in scoring average. At a course that should lend itself to a ton of birdies, it's hard not to imagine his great pay continuing this week.
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