SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Stanley and Phil Mickelson looked forward to fresh starts Thursday in the Phoenix Open. Mark Wilson savored some pleasant memories in his return to the Valley of the Sun.
Stanley was eager to get back on the course after a devastating loss at Torrey Pines on Sunday when he had a triple-bogey 8 on the final hole and ended up losing to Brandt Snedeker in a playoff.
Mickelson missed the cut at Torrey Pines, shooting 77-68 a week after opening the season with a tie for 49th in La Quinta. The former Arizona State star won at TPC Scottsdale in 1996 and 2005.
Wilson, the Humana Challenge winner in his last start, won last year in a Monday finish, beating Jason Dufner on the second extra hole.