The following lists the prize money up for grabs for professional golfers at the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open, which will be played from Thursday, January 30, 2014, to Sunday, February 2, 2014, at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.
Phil Mickelson, who won the Phoenix Open in 2013, is scheduled to play this year and try to defend his title. With three wins at the Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson is tied with Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler, and Mark Calcavecchia for most ever wins at the Phoenix Open.
Tiger Woods has never won the Phoenix Open, as he stopped playing the tournament years ago reportedly due to the unruly fans who show up, especially at the 16th hole. It could also be that Tiger Woods likes to collect a reported $3 million appearance fee for playing the Dubai Desert Classic each year during the same weekend.
After withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines after the second round last week, Phil Mickelson went to see a back specialist in Georgia. Mickelson is flying to Scottsdale on Wednesday, and he is going to do everything he can to try and defend his title at the Phoenix Open.
Phil Mickelson is a huge crowd favorite and the Phoenix Open will really miss him if he can't play, especially with Tiger Woods in Dubai. As a golf fan, I'm hoping back problems do not plague Phil Mickelson all year.
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale
The total prize money up for grabs for professional golfers at the 2014 Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale is $6.2 million. The same amount that was earned by golfers at the 2013 Phoenix Open.
- Winner - $1.116 million
The winner of the 2014 Phoenix Open will earn $1.116 million, the same amount Phil Mickelson pocketed for winning the tournament in 2013.
- Second Place - $669,600
Second place is worth $669,600 at the 2014 Phoenix Open, the same amount Brandt Snedeker earned for his second place finish in 2013.
- Third Place - $421,600
Third place is worth $421,600, the same amount Scott Pierce earned for his third place finish last year.
- Fourth Place - $297,600
The fourth place finisher will earn $297,600 in 2014, same as Ryan Moore earned in 2013 for his fourth place finish.
- Fifth Place - $248,000
The fifth place finisher will take home $248,000 at the Phoenix Open in 2014, same as Ryan Palmer earned in 2013 for his fifth place finish.