Nick Taylor beats Charley Hoffman on second hole of playoff to win Phoenix Open

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It closed out what had been a frantic final day.
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February 12, 2024
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Nick Taylor rode a late surge to secure his fifth PGA Tour title in the second hole of a playoff against Charley Hoffman at the WM Phoenix Open.

The Canadian birdied three of his final four holes on Sunday to force the playoff against America’s Hoffman, who soared to the top of the leaderboard with a fourth-round score of 64.

After each man birdied the first extra hole, Hoffman left his birdie attempt short, leaving the window open for Taylor to sink a birdie putt from 11 feet and clinch the title.

It closed out what had been a frantic final day with Zach Johnson and Billy Horschel earlier exchanging angry words with spectators.

Johnson was filmed remonstrating with fans at TPC Scottsdale and could be heard telling them “I’m sick of it” before demanding they “just shut up”.

It was not apparent from the clip, which was posted on social media, what prompted the former US Ryder Cup captain to lose his temper.

In a separate incident, Horschel was seen remonstrating with a spectator for calling out while one of his playing partners, qualifier Nicolo Galletti, was about to hit a shot.

“Buddy, when he’s over a shot shut the hell up man,” Horschel shouted.

“He’s trying to hit a damn golf shot here – it’s our f****** job.”

The WM Phoenix Open is easily the best attended tournament in golf, but the behaviour of some fans has again attracted more attention than the golf itself.

One man was arrested after jumping over the ropes and diving into a greenside bunker on the par-three 16th, where he proceeded to perform ‘snow angels’ in the sand.

WM Phoenix Open
A member of the gallery at the 16th hole takes a selfie during the second round of the WM Phoenix Open (Ross D Franklin/AP)

Tournament officials were forced to shut spectator gates earlier than planned after being overwhelmed by the turnout and sales of alcohol were temporarily halted.

Former BMW PGA Championship winner Byeong Hun An took to social media to brand the event a “shit show” which was “totally out of control on every hole”.

He added: “Played here multiple times over the years and it was fine until today.”

Americans Sam Burns (64) and Scottie Scheffler (66) tied for third place at 18-under while first-round leader Sahith Theegala closed with a 69 to finish fifth at 17-under.

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2Charley Hoffman-2167686464263
T3Sam Burns-1868676764266
T3Scottie Scheffler-1868666666266
5Sahith Theegala-1765646969267
T6Jordan Spieth-1468666967270
T6Maverick McNealy-1465677167270
T8Adam Scott-1372686566271
T8Kurt Kitayama-1368676769271
T8Cameron Young-1367676671271
T8Andrew Novak-1365656972271
T12Si Woo Kim-1268686967272
T12Justin Thomas-1269657068272
T12Doug Ghim-1265687168272
T15Davis Thompson-1169677067273
T15Matt Fitzpatrick-1169667068273
T17Harris English-1071676571274
T17Keith Mitchell-1069686968274
T17Adam Schenk-1070697065274
T17Tom Kim-1074666767274
T17Tom Hoge-1070706866274
T22Brendon Todd-970686968275
T22Hideki Matsuyama-969686870275
T22Emiliano Grillo-971687363275
T22Justin Suh-968687069275
T22Jhonattan Vegas-967686971275
T22Denny McCarthy-972686669275
T28Jim Knous-872667068276
T28Christiaan Bezuidenhout-867726968276
T28Corey Conners-868697366276
T28S.H. Kim-867697070276
T28Thomas Detry-869687168276
T28Ben Griffin-872676869276
T28Hayden Buckley-870696770276
T28Jake Knapp-868687169276
T28Sam Stevens-870667070276
T28Daniel Berger-866697269276
T28Aaron Baddeley-869716868276
T39Taylor Moore-769707266277
T39Taylor Montgomery-769686773277
T41Carson Young-671677268278
T41Beau Hossler-672667268278
T41Billy Horschel-672676673278
T41Joel Dahmen-669687170278
T41Sami Valimaki-669707564278
T41Wyndham Clark-672656675278
T41Harry Hall-670706771278
T41Ryan Fox-666687569278
T49Eric Cole-570697070279
T49Zac Blair-569687369279
T49Garrick Higgo-573676673279
T49Kevin Chappell-572687168279
T53Martin Laird-469697369280
T53Tyler Duncan-471677171280
T53Matt Wallace-475647467280
T53Justin Lower-471697367280
T53Mark Hubbard-470707268280
T53Tyson Alexander-472687169280
T53Alex Noren-469717070280
T60Adrien Dumont de Chassart-372667172281
T60Shane Lowry-367706876281
T60Robby Shelton-369706973281
T60Zach Johnson-370707071281
T60Brian Harman-371696972281
65Bud Cauley-269687075282
T66Byeong Hun An-170687570283
T66Nick Hardy-171666878283
T66Jesse Mueller-171687371283
T66Seamus Power-171697469283
T66Sungjae Im-170707568283
T71Matt NeSmithPar70697372284
T71Min Woo LeePar71697173284
73Nicolo Galletti+271677474286
CUTSam Ryder-16972--141
CUTWill Gordon-17071--141
CUTStewart Cink-17170--141
CUTJ.T. Poston-17071--141
CUTCamilo Villegas-17071--141
CUTCameron Champ-17071--141
CUTRyan Moore-17269--141
CUTLuke Donald-17071--141
CUTErik van Rooyen-17269--141
CUTAdam Svensson-17170--141
CUTRyo Hisatsune-17368--141
CUTLuke List-17269--141
CUTAndrew Putnam-17368--141
CUTAaron Rai-17665--141
CUTDylan Wu-17665--141
CUTBrandon WuPar7369--142
CUTBen MartinPar6973--142
CUTK.H. LeePar7468--142
CUTChad RameyPar7171--142
CUTScott StallingsPar7072--142
CUTMichael KimPar7171--142
CUTKevin YuPar6973--142
CUTRobert MacIntyrePar7369--142
CUTMax HomaPar7369--142
CUTJ.J. SpaunPar7468--142
CUTPeter Malnati+17172--143
CUTChesson Hadley+17370--143
CUTTroy Merritt+16974--143
CUTAlexander Björk+16875--143
CUTNate Lashley+17172--143
CUTVictor Perez+17469--143
CUTChris Gotterup+17073--143
CUTGreyson Sigg+27371--144
CUTLee Hodges+27173--144
CUTAustin Eckroat+27173--144
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CUTChez Reavie+37273--145
CUTCallum Tarren+37669--145
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CUTAkshay Bhatia+47571--146
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CUTMatt Kuchar+47571--146
CUTGary Woodland+47967--146
CUTAdam Hadwin+47571--146
CUTC.T. Pan+47373--146
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CUTVince Whaley+87377--150
CUTBrandt Snedeker+97477--151
CUTRyan Brehm+97774--151
W/DCarl Yuan-77---77
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WM Phoenix Open 2024

Date: February 8th - 11th 2024

Location: TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course), Scottsdale, Arizona

Purse: $8,800,000

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