Gamblers that look to make a golf bet will be able to watch FBR Open action from the TPC Scottsdale course as the tournament is covered by the Golf Channel and CBS.
Golf betting experts know that the 2008 FBR Open will be the 73rd playing of the Open, and the fifth as the FBR Open. Golf betting experts know that it is one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR. The Phoenix Open began in 1932 but was discontinued after the 1935 event. In 1939 the tournament was reborn as the Phoenix Open. The tournament was renamed the FBR Open in 2003 as the investment bank of Friedman Billings Ramsey took over as the title sponsor.
The list of professional golfers who have won in Phoenix include Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson. Last year it was Aaron Baddeley rewarding golf betting gamblers with a victory. The previous season it was J.B. Holmes for golf betting gamblers. Mickelson won in 2005 for gamblers that made a golf bet while Jonathan Kaye took the title in 2004. Singh was the winner in 2003 for golf betting gamblers. Chris DiMarco won in 2002 for gamblers that made a golf bet. Mark Calcavecchia won for golf betting gamblers in 2001. Tom Lehman won in 2000 for gamblers that made a golf bet.
Golf betting experts may want to know that the tournament record is held by Mark Calcavecchia who shot 28 under par in 2001. He had a 60 in the second round which according to golf betting experts is the lowest score in the history of the tournament, tied with Grant Waite in 1996. Golf betting experts also know that history was made at the FBR Open in 2001 as Andrew Magee shot a hole in one on the par-4 17th hole. It is believed to be the first ever hole-in-one in PGA Tour history on a par 4. Those gamblers looking at golf betting on the FBR Open should know that Calcavecchia shares the record for most wins in the tournament with Gene Littler and Arnold Palmer.
Remember that the FBR Open gets underway in late January.