Location & Course Information
Phoenix Country Club
A green oasis inside a desert city, Phoenix Country Club was founded in 1899 and moved to its current location in 1921. It’s a traditional course, all grass with no desert areas, designed by Harry Collis. The course hosted 43 PGA TOUR events, the last in 1986, and the Charles Schwab Cup Championship the last three years. Tom Lehman and John Fought did a redesign in 2002 that focused on redoing the greens while also adding and deepening bunkers.
Yardage: 6,763; par 71
Jeff Maggert, U.S.
The Charles Schwab Cup Championship has raised more than $5 million for charities since 1983.
HOW JEFF MAGGERT WON
Jeff Maggert brought the Charles Schwab Cup Championship to a stunning conclusion by holing out a 123-yard shot for an eagle on the third hole of a playoff to defeat Retief Goosen. The result meant Scott McCarron won the Charles Schwab Cup based on a season-long points list; Goosen would have captured it if he had won the playoff. “I’ve seen it happen. I never, ever thought it would happen to me,” said Maggert of the hole-out that gave him his first victory since 2015.
Maggert shot a 63 in the first round and led at the end of each round, but Goosen caught him with a 64 on Sunday that included birdies on the last two holes. Maggert had a 66, making an eight-foot birdie putt on 18 to force the playoff. Goosen missed a four-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole (No. 18), both birdied the 18th when it was played again in the playoff, and Maggert scored his eagle when the contest moved to No. 17.