SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Phil Mickelson, who played the WM Phoenix Open 30 times, long held the title as leading money winner in event history.
Scottie Scheffler, now the winner of back-to-back events at TPC Scottsdale, has surpassed Mickelson’s money total in just four outings.
Mickelson last played the tournament at TPC Scottsdale in 2020. He made $4,198,678 over those 30 appearances.
But thanks to the $3.6 million first-place check – out of a $20 million purse due the tournament’s 2023 status as a designated event – Scheffler has now earned $5,305,342 to take over the top spot on the Phoenix Open money list.
Scheffler won $1,705,342 over his first three outings at TPC Scottsdale, including $1,476,000 for winning in 2022. He’s the second golfer after Hideki Matsuyama in 2016 and 2017 to defend his title at the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
Nick Taylor finished second and pocketed $2,180,000, which is about $700,000 more than Scheffler earned for winning in 2020.
Third-place money of $1,380,000 went to Jon Rahm, who had earned $904,020 in seven previous starts at the Phoenix Open.
Justin Thomas finished solo fourth and banked $980,000. Jason Day earned $820,000 for his solo fifth-place finish.
Photos: 2023 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
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