Can Kyle bounce back for 2012 Phoenix Open?

Kyle StanleyTHE US PGA Tour moves to Scottsdale in Arizona this week for the attractively named 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Nine Aussies will line up in the event but much of the early interest at least will be to see how young American Kyle Stanley handles backing up after his disastrous final hole at Torrey Pines last weekend.

I personally tore a clump of hair out when Stanley squandered his three stroke lead to eventually lose to Brandt Snedeker in a playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego – so who knows how the 24  year old will be feeling.

Both Stanley and the extremely lucky (but very persistent) Snedeker will be back this week along with a very healthy field that includes the likes of Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and defending champion Mark Wilson.

The Aussie contenders include, Aaron Baddeley, Robert Allenby, Matt Jones, Mathew Goggin, Greg Chalmers, Marc Leishman, Nick O’Hern, Rod Pampling and Jarrod Lyle. There is also young Kiwi tour debutante   Danny Lee to keep an eye out for.

Australian Fox Sports television live coverage begins Friday 8am – 11am.

2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open Live Leaderboard

2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open Live Leaderboard

 

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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