The PGA Tour is starting to kick into gear with its fifth event of the 2021 calendar year. After sticking around California for each of the last two tournaments, it will head to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the 2021 Waste Manage Phoenix Open.

Webb Simpson is the returning champion from the 2020 tournament, but he won’t be the favorite to repeat at TPC Scottsdale. That would go to Jon Rahm, coming off a tied-for-seventh finish at the Farmers Insurance Open. And, a quick note for fans looking for him: Tiger Woods will not appear at the Waste Management Open. He is still recovering from back surgery and has yet to commit to a return date.

With that, here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Waste Management Open, including TV channels, streaming options, tee times, purse, odds and more:

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Watch the Waste Management Open live

The Waste Management Open will take place Thursday through Sunday. The Golf Channel will cary the first two rounds before splitting coverage with NBC on Friday and Saturday (all times Eastern):

DateTimeTV channel
Thursday, Feb. 43-7 p.m.GOLF, fuboTV
Friday, Feb. 53-7 p.m.GOLF, fuboTV
Saturday, Feb. 61-3 p.m.GOLF, fuboTV
 3-6 p.m.NBC, fuboTV
Sunday, Feb. 71-3 p.m.GOLF, fuboTV
 3-7 p.m.NBC, fuboTV

Viewers can also stream the action via PGA Tour Live. Below are its scheduled stream times (all times Eastern):

Thursday, Feb. 49:15 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 59:15 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 611 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 711 a.m.-6 p.m.

Waste Management tee times 2020

Here is the complete list of Waste Management Open tee times for Thursday’s Round 1:

Round 1: Thursday, Feb. 4

Time (ET)TeeGrouping
9:20 a.m.No. 1Kyle Stanley, Sam Ryder, Scott Harrington
 No. 10Emiliano Grillo, Byeong Hun An, Will Zalatoris
9:30 a.m.No. 1Camilo Villegas, Lucas Glover, Rory Sabbatini
 No. 10Matt Jones, Luke List, Jamie Lovemark
9:40 a.m.No. 1Joel Dahmen, Tom Hoge, Will Gordon
 No. 10James Hahn, Scott Brown, Matthew NeSmith
9:50 a.m.No. 1Sungjae Im, Ryan Palmer, Russell Knox
 No. 10Si Woo Kim, Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler
10 a.m.No. 1J.T. Poston, Keith Mitchell, Zach Johnson
 No. 10Daniel Berger, Rory McIlroy, Daniel Berger
10:10 a.m.No. 1Max Homa, Satoshi Kodaira, Patton Kizzire
 No. 10Cameron Champ, Bubba Watson, Jason Day
10:20 a.m.No. 1Hudson Swafford, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker
 No. 10Carlos Ortiz, Nate Lashley, Luke Donald
10:30 a.m.No. 1Brian Gay, Richy Werenski, Austin Cook
 No. 10Sung Kang, J.B. Holmes, Andrew Putnam
10:40 a.m.No. 1Sebastián Muñoz, Pat Perez, Kevin Streelman
 No. 10Nick Taylor, Brian Harman, Kevin Stadler
10:50 a.m.No. 1Ryan Moore, Henrik Norlander, Adam Schenk
 No. 10Charley Hoffman, Harry Higgs, Bo Hoag
11 a.m.No. 1Brian Stuard, Scott Stallings, Mark Hubbard
 No. 10Sam Burns, Wyndham Clark, Erik van Rooyen
1:40 p.m.No. 1Louis Oosthuizen, Harold Varner III, Scottie Scheffler
 No. 10Adam Hadwin, Charl Schwartzel, Denny McCarthy
1:50 p.m.No. 1Russell Henley, Vaughn Taylor, John Huh
 No. 10Chris Kirk, Hunter Mahan, Bo Van Pelt
2 p.m.No. 1Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington, Jerry Kelly
 No. 10Danny Lee, Patrick Rodgers, Beau Hossler
2:10 p.m.No. 1Harris English, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas
 No. 10Stewart Cink, Kevin Tway, William McGirt
2:20 p.m.No. 1Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland, Hideki Matsuyama
 No. 10Dylan Frittelli, Adam Long, Troy Merritt
2:30 p.m.No. 1Matthew Wolff, Ryan Armour, Brendan Steele
 No. 10Tyler Duncan, Michael Kim, Grayson Murray
2:40 p.m.No. 1Brendon Todd, Chez Reavie, Brice Garnett
 No. 10Martin Laird, Corey Conners, Ted Potter Jr.
2:50 p.m.No. 1Robert Streb, Michael Thompson, Aaron W
 No. 10Martin Trainer, Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley
3 p.m.No. 1C.T. Pan, Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth
 No. 10Doc Redman, Sepp Straka, Tom Lewis
3:10 p.m.No. 1Cameron Tringale, Taylor Gooch, Cameron Tringale
 No. 10Sean O’Hair, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Robby Shelton
3:20 p.m.No. 1Mark Anguiano, Davis Riley, John Augenstein
 No. 10Vincent Whaley, Jesse Mueller, Nick Hardy

Waste Management Open purse

The purse for this year’s Waste Management Open is $7.3 million, with $1.314 million going to the winner, matching last year’s tournament.

Waste Management odds, picks for 2021

World No. 2 Jon Rahm (+650) once is the odds-on favorite for the second straight tournament to win it all, this time in Scottsdale. He finished tied for seventh at the Farmers Insurance Open with a score of 8-under par. World No. 3 Justin Thomas is close behind in the odds at +900; his last PGA Tour event was the Sentry Tournament of Champions, from Jan. 7-10, where he finished third at 24-under par. Simpson, the defending champion, is ranked fifth by oddsmakers.

Below are the golfers with the best odds to make win the 2021 Waste Management Open:

  • Jon Rahm +650
  • Justin Thomas +900
  • Rory McIlroy +1100
  • Xander Schauffele +1100
  • Webb Simpson +1600
  • Daniel Berger +2200
  • Hideki Matsuyama +2500
  • Harris English +2800
  • Sungjae Im +3300
  • Will Zalatoris +4000
  • Bubba Watson +4500
  • Rickie Fowler +4500
  • Scottie Scheffler +4500

Where is the 2021 Waste Management Open?

The 2021 Waste Management will take place at TPC Scottsdale (Ariz.) — home of the Phoenix Open every year since 1987. The 2021 Waste Management Open will take place on the Stadium Course

Waste Management Open 2021 COVID-19 rules

The Waste Management Open will feature the most on-site spectators since the PGA Tour resumed in June 2020: slightly fewer than 5,000 socially distanced fans per day. Tournament director Scott Jenkins originally planned for roughly 8,000 fans to attend daily, though he had to scale that back with rising COVID-19 cases in the state of Arizona. Fans must wear masks and will have their temperatures checked before they’re allowed on the course.

Waste Management Open past winners

Simpson will look to replicate a feat only three other golfers have achieved since 2000: win the Phoenix Open twice. That was most recently accomplished by Hideki Matsuyama in 2016 and ’17, the only golfer to repeat as winner this millenium. The other golfers are Phil Mickelson (2005, ’13) and J.B. Holmes (2006, ’08). Here’s a look at each of the winners since 2000, and their respective winner’s shares:

YearWinnerWinner’s share
2020Webb Simpson$1.314 million
2019Rickie Fowler$1.278 million
2018Gary Woodland$1.242 million
2017Hideki Matsuyama$1.206 million
2016Hideki Matsuyama$1.17 million
2015Brooks Koepka$1.134 million
2014Kevin Stadler$1.116 million
2013Phil Mickelson$1.116 million
2012Kyle Stanley$1.098 million
2011Mark Wilson$1.098 million
2010Hunter Mahan$1.08 million
2009Kenny Perry$1.08 million
2008J.B. Holmes$1.08 million
2007Aaron Baddeley$1.08 million
2006J.B. Holmes$936,000
2005Phil Mickelson$936,000
2004Jonathan Kaye$936,000
2003Vijay Singh$720,000
2002Chris DiMarco$720,000
2001Mark Calcavecchia$720,000
2000Tom Lehman$576,000

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