Low May Golf Rates at Rancho Mañana

May 1st, 2013

(Scottsdale, AZ) – May Rates are here and they make playing golf even more fun than it was in April. Rancho Manana Golf Club announces special sale rates for tee times made 0-7 days in advance now range from $59 all the way down to $29 depending on the day and time of day.

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Daily temperatures are still really nice and as it starts to heat up, remember that it’s always COOLER in CAVE CREEK. Enjoy May Golf in Arizona!

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Rancho Mañana Golf Club, located in the high Sonoran Desert, in historic Cave Creek, Arizona, boasts some of the state’s most breathtaking views and challenging holes of golf.  Situated along an original Pony Express stop and U.S. Cavalry watering hole, Rancho Mañana Golf Club has continually ranked among Golf Digest’s “Places To Play” and regarded as “One of Arizona’s Most Scenic Golf Courses”.  It is an experience that truly represents golf in the Arizona Desert.

For tee times, call Rancho Mañana Golf Club at 480-488-0398 or visit www.ranchomanana.com .

Pound Ridge Golf Club, Delamar Greenwich Harbor Offer Spring Golf Package

April 23rd, 2013

New York’s only Pete Dye-Design, Idyllic Waterfront Luxury Hotel
Combine for Perfect Spring Getaway

(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – the Pete Dye-designed daily fee course 40 miles north of New York City – is offering a spring golf package with The Delamar Greenwich Harbor starting at $515 per person. Designed for discerning leisure and business travelers who “collect” the world’s most unique and compelling golf courses and boutique hotels, the weekend stay-and-play deal is perfect for an early season getaway. “The combination of a luxury, waterfront hotel in maritime Greenwich and a ‘core’ golf experience amid the rolling hills and thick strands of hardwoods here in Westchester County makes for an original experience,” says Pound Ridge Golf Club general manager Todd Leavenworth. “Pound Ridge is the only Pete Dye design in the state, and golfers who appreciate his genius will want to check us off their must-play lists.” The Delamar Greenwich Harbor features 82 deluxe rooms and suites with 500-feet of waterfront and private docks. Designed to evoke old world charm, it houses a full service spa by Elemis and an award-winning restaurant and bar, L’escale. Wrought iron balconies, marble bathrooms and working fireplaces grace the guest rooms of this Mediterranean-inspired “inn.” The package includes a Friday or Saturday night stay at the hotel and one round of golf. Rates start at $515 (single-occupancy) and $710 (double-occupancy). Guests also receive a $20 food and beverage credit at Pound Ridge, 10% off golf merchandise, breakfast, a bottle of champagne, and a wine and cheese reception. For reservations: www.delamargreenwich.com, 866.335.2627. Guests enjoy tee time booking via concierge or hotel staff and transportation options (from shuttles to rental cars and limousines). For more information about Pound Ridge Golf Club: visit www.poundridgegolf.com, call 914.764.5771. About Pound Ridge Golf Club Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is just under an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area. Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left onsite, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the U.S. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall frames the site’s thick strands of hardwoods, wetlands and rolling terrain. Contoured fairways wind through forests, and fescue mounds lead to open meadows with picturesque green complexes. Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72, has five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property is home to many of the highest points in Westchester County, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside. Notable holes include the par-5, 13th – home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway – and the par-3 15th – dubbed “Headstone” –flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green. Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club Include:

  • “No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
  • “Best in State, No. 5, 2012” – Golfweek
  • “Best Courses Near Your, No. 6, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
  • “No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” – AskMen.com
  • “America’s Best New Courses, 2009” – Golf Digest
  • “New Golf Development of the Year, 2009” – ABTA Golf
  • “Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008” – GOLF Magazine
  • “Best New Courses, 2008” – LINKS Magazine
  • “America’s Best New Courses, 2008” – Golfweek

2013 Masters Winner Honored

April 21st, 2013

(FALLS CHURCH, VA) – Tin Cup Products, LLC – maker of patented, Made in the USA golf ball marking stencils – introduces a special edition Down Under package, highlighted by a jumping Kangaroo design inspired by Australia’s signature animal.

Honoring the winner of 2013’s first major championship, this set ($30) includes the stencil, green and yellow
Sharpie markers, a leather carrying pouch and black clip. It is available exclusively at www.tin-cup.com.

“This was a landmark victory that marked the first-time the green jacket had been captured by an Australian,” says
Cabell Fooshe, President of Tin Cup. “Chants of ‘C’mon Aussie’ rang out worldwide when the final putt dropped, and now his countrymen around the world can showcase their national pride with each swing.”

Crafted from 100 percent stainless steel, Tin Cup stencils ($19.95) are placed over a ball and the template is traced with an ultra-fine point permanent Sharpie. The entire personalization process takes just seconds.

Since being named “Best New Product” at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, Tin Cup has grown rapidly. The
company’s newest creations were named a top pick by Golf Digest and GOLF.com at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show and earned SCOREGolf’s “Surprise Product of the Year” honor for 2012.

More than 100 unique styles are available, including officially-licensed emblems from all four major military branches and many colleges, as well as visualization/game improvement marks. The company also offers an affordable customization program that’s trusted by well-known corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities and individuals.

For more information: www.tin-cup.com, 888.984.6287.

About Tin Cup
Products, LLC

Tin Cup’s patented golf ball marking stencils are crafted from 100 percent stainless steel and Made in the USA. The entire
personalization process takes just seconds, placing the Tin Cup over a golf ball and tracing the design using an ultra-fine point permanent marker. In addition to more than 100 existing models, a customization program provides low minimums,
affordable pricing and prompt delivery for corporations, charities, media outlets, celebrities, events and others seeking a distinctive gift.

Tin Cup stencils are currently sold at more than 1,200 retail locations worldwide, including PGA Superstore, Edwin Watts, Roger Dunn and Golfsmith, as well as elite clubs and resorts like Rancho Manana Golf Club in Cave Creek, Arizona Baltusrol, Bandon Dunes, Congressional, Kingsmill, Medinah, Reynolds Plantation, The Boulders, Torrey Pines, Wailea and Sea Island. The company also has distribution in Canada, the UK and Japan.

Winner of “Best New Product” at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, it has been heralded by leading authorities worldwide, including CBS Sports, Cigar Aficionado, CNN, Forbes, Gifts.com, Globe & Mail, Golf
Business
, Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Journal, People Country, TheStreet.com, TODAY Show, USA Today, Yahoo! and many others

Ted Potter, Jr Wins Masters Par 3 Tournament with RIFE Putter

April 12th, 2013

Sanford, FL – RIFE had three putters in play at the Par 3 Tournament held on Wednesday of this week at The Masters, but it was a center shafted Iconic putter that sealed the victory for Ted Potter, Jr who captured the crystal trophy after a one-hole sudden death playoff.   Five players finished tied for the lead at 23 (four-under par) after the short, nine-hole layout. Two players opted out of the play-off, leaving three to shoot it out. The winner used his RIFE Vault 001 Series Iconic putter to roll in a birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff and win the event.

“It was exciting to be there and watch the playoff,” said Kyle Ulrikson, RIFE’s PGA Tour Rep, “and even more exciting to see one of our new Vault Series putters used to roll in that winning putt. I mean, it’s The Masters. There’s so much history and tradition around this event that it’s hard to not get excited. Now, hopefully he can break the “curse” and be in the same spot to win this tournament on Sunday.”

The Iconic is part of RIFE’s new Vault 001 Series of putters that are new for 2013. It’s a classically designed blade that features RIFE’s Roll Groove Technology Face.   About RIFE Golf RIFE Golf is the true innovator behind horizontal grooved face putter technology with a patent on specifically sized grooves since 1997. These precisely spaced grooves allow the putter to gently press into the cover of the ball and grip and lift it into an instant forward roll. RIFE states, “just as grooves in irons help control spin so do grooves in a putter face.” Other companies are now trying to imitate this patented technology but the spacing of the grooves is the true key to the gripping and lifting effect of grooved face putter technology. Horizontal RollGrooveTM faced putters create the truest “no skid” roll in golf no matter where you hit the ball on the putter face. For more information on RIFE Golf visit their website at www.Rife-Golf.com.  Media members interested in testing any of the RIFE putters or golf balls for an editorial review should contact: Joe Wieczorek: joe@themediagroupinc.com of The Media Group, Inc. at (847) 956-9090.

Hilton Head Golf Packages Available

April 4th, 2013

(Hilton Head Island, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island – a collection of more than 20 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – announces a diverse selection of stay-and-play packages available in April and May 2013.

Spring is the perfect time for a Hilton Head Island golf vacation when temperatures are ideal, the azaleas are in bloom and the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage comes to the area. Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination” and “Best Value,” Hilton Head Golf Island offers an array of exceptional golf course and accommodation options.

Sample packages include:
•Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Stay-and-Play Package:  Stay three nights and play up to three rounds at each of the resort’s championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio. Enjoy air conditioned carts, two hours of complimentary tennis court time daily, preferred rates on all other resort activities as well as dining and merchandise discounts. Rates start at $145 per golfer, per night. For package and reservation information: 866.809.1919, www.PalmettoDunes.com.
•The Heritage Collection Stay-and-Play Special: Enjoy three nights at The Hampton Inn with daily breakfast included and three rounds of golf at any of the seven Heritage Collection courses including Oyster Reef and Palmetto Hall. Based on double occupancy, packages start at $155 per golfer, per night. For package and reservation information: 843-681-1706 or email vcastaneda@heritagegolfgroup.com.
•The Sea Pines Resort Golf Villa Package: Experience unlimited play at any three of Sea Pine’s championship golf courses (Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Ocean Course), private villa accommodations, complimentary range balls, 10 percent pro shop discount on retail merchandise, 10 percent food and beverage discount at the resort’s restaurants, complimentary wireless internet and use of the resort’s fitness center. Packages start at $162 per golfer, per night. To make a reservation, call 866.561.8802, www.SeaPinesGolf.com
“Thanks to the variety of packages available through Hilton Head Golf Island, golfers can tailor a visit to their specific playing ability and budget, whether it’s a ‘golf buddy’ trip or casual family vacation,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association.

As one of the nation’s foremost golf meccas, the Lowcountry is the preferred vacation destination of golfers who seek a high-concentration of world-class quality courses, an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns and old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Each course on Hilton Head Island has its own set of unique characteristics and challenges to keep even the most skilled player motivated.

For additional information or to receive a quote: www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.

About Hilton Head Golf Island

Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 20 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones.

Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.”  Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.
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Boccieri Golf Secret Grip Now Available Exclusively at DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy

March 12th, 2013

(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – Boccieri Golf announces its Secret Grip is now available at DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy stores. Exclusive through Father’s Day, the retailers will install one free grip on the 7-iron or driver of any customer that presents a voucher from boccierigolf.com/secret-grip-free. Recently introduced, the Secret Grip is a patented technological breakthrough that allows players to easily backweight their clubs, similar to the way Jack Nicklaus did while winning 73 PGA Tour titles and 18 major championships. Designed to be installed quickly and affordably on every manufacturer’s equipment, the Secret Grip’s heavier weight raises the club’s balance point, promoting consistently crisp contact for greater control and distance. The added weight comes from a tungsten insert in the butt-end and a proprietary compound 40 percent heavier than properties used in standard grips. “Back-weighting is a secret that TOUR players have employed for decades, so we are extremely excited about giving our players the same benefits with the Secret Grip,” says Randy Cameron, Vice President of Merchandising for Golf Galaxy. “By helping players get their hands set in a better position and keeping the swing on plane, they will enjoy better results. Moreover, Jack Nicklaus giving his support of the technology in the Secret Grip will instill the confidence in our customers to help them play their best.” DICK’S Sporting Goods operates 511 stores across 44 states and Golf Galaxy has 81 locations in 30 states. “Comprehensive research and testing proves backweighting allows golfers to maximize on-course performance,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. “Partnering with Golf Galaxy and DICK’s to introduce the Secret Grip nationwide is a perfect way to put product into the hands of golfers with a no-risk, free trial offer.”                                                                        Coinciding with the Golf Galaxy and DICK’S retail launch is the debut of Secret Grip television commercials, which include Nicklaus and a description of the benefits of backweighting for players of all skill levels. The first in a series of year-long spots aired in February during the season premiere of Golf Channel’s “Feherty,” with Nicklaus as the featured guest. The Secret Grip continues to receive praise from scores of leading media, including “Top Products from the PGA Show” honors from Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. In addition, recent launch-monitor testing of more than 500 players shows 95 percent strongly prefer the Secret Grip over traditional grips. Further advantages of the Secret Grip ($16.99 each) include:

  • Total length one-inch longer than standard grips, allowing players to “grip down” for improved play, especially around the green and on uneven lies
  • A built-up lower section – often preferred by PGA Tour players – completely removes the need for additional grip tape wrapping

The Secret Grip is the latest innovation from Boccieri Golf, pioneer of the popular Heavy Putter and critically acclaimed “Control Series” of full swing clubs. For more information: www.boccierigolf.com, 888.788.8374.
About Boccieri Golf Founded in 2005 by Stephen Boccieri, the company’s popular Heavy Putter collection and Control Series line of full-swing products were the first to integrate counterweight principals. This unique approach to club design is proven to benefit golfers of all abilities, as strategically placed weight in the butt-end of the shaft produces a higher balance point for smoother, more repeatable swings from driver through putter. Boccieri Golf’s Secret Grip, endorsed by Jack Nicklaus, is its latest innovation. The company recently opened a state-of-the-art Research and Performance Center at 15816 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop in Scottsdale. The 9,000-square-foot facility offers golfers a variety of services, including custom club fitting, high-tech swing analysis and practice time on life-like simulators. Boccieri Golf equipment has played a key role in victories on the PGA, European, Champions, Nationwide, Asian, Canadian and European Challenge Tours, and has received critical acclaim from golf and lifestyle media worldwide.

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Pound Ridge Golf Club Announces Tee Time Availability for 2013 Peak Season

March 11th, 2013

(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – the public Pete Dye design in Westchester County – has announced tee times for the 2013 peak season, April 29 through November 3. Golfers can now book online at www.poundridgegolf.com, via smartphone and tablet (using the same URL), or by calling the golf shop at (914)764-5771. Pound Ridge players can obtain updates on conditions, new items, photos, videos and more at the course’s Facebook page. Throughout the year, course officials will engage fans with trivia, contests, playing tips, golf instruction and more. Located under an hour from New York City and minutes from White Plains, Stamford and Greenwich, Pound Ridge offers afternoon 18-hole rates starting at $120, seven days a week. Same day call-in or walk-up nine-hole rates starting at $65 are available on weekdays and weekends. “We are excited to open our tee sheet a full two and a half months in advance of the peak season,” says owner Ken Wang. “Over the past five years, Pound Ridge has emerged as a true destination golf course which fortunately requires an extended booking window. Our flexible rates are designed for today’s busy golfer who is pressed for time, but also expects a world-class experience.” Off-peak rates of $150 before 2 p.m. and $100 after remain in effect seven days a week through April 28. All rounds (peak and off) include a golf cart or pull cart; Pound Ridge yardage book; bottled water; player’s towel; and complimentary use of the driving range, chipping area and other practice facilities. Five sets of tee boxes make it appealing to both novice and experienced players. The course also has three sets of tees rated for women, bearing the unmistakable touch of Alice Dye, Pete’s wife and an accomplished amateur champion.   Since opening in 2008, Pound Ridge has earned world-class accolades from Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, AskMen.com, Rolex and LINKS Magazine. It quickly emerged as a “destination golf course,” sought out by serious golfers collecting the world’s best golf experiences. For more information about Pound Ridge, visit www.poundridgegolf.com or call (914) 764.5771. About Pound Ridge Golf Club Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is just under an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area. Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left onsite, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the U.S. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall frames the site’s thick strands of hardwoods, wetlands and rolling terrain. Contoured fairways wind through forests, and fescue mounds lead to open meadows with picturesque green complexes. Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72, has five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property is home to many of the highest points in Westchester County, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside. Notable holes include the par-5, 13th – home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway – and the par-3 15th – dubbed “Headstone” –flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green. Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club Include:

  • “No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
  • “Best in State, No. 5, 2012” – Golfweek
  • “Best Courses Near Your, No. 6, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
  • “No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” – AskMen.com
  • “America’s Best New Courses, 2009” – Golf Digest
  • “New Golf Development of the Year, 2009” – ABTA Golf
  • “Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008” – GOLF Magazine
  • “Best New Courses, 2008” – LINKS Magazine
  • “America’s Best New Courses, 2008” – Golfweek

WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN SETS SINGLE-DAY ATTENDANCE RECORD – 179,022

February 3rd, 2013

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Saturday’s 3rd round attendance of 179,022 set an all-time single-day record in Waste Management Phoenix Open and professional golf history. With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, golf fans came out in droves to watch Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Padraig Harrington and others battle it out on the TPC Scottsdale.
The previous single-day attendance mark of 173,210 was set last year (2012) also during the 3rd round. Through six days of the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open, 467,030 golf fans have come through the tournament gates. If at least 71,327 fans attend Sunday’s final round, the tournament will surpass the previous tournament-week record of 538,356 set in 2008.

At 179,022 the TPC Scottsdale was Arizona’s 8th most populated “city” on Saturday. And, close to 17,300 people larger than the city of Tempe (161,719).

The Waste Management Phoenix Open and host Thunderbirds have raised more than $80 million for local charities in the tournament’s 78 year history, with more than $50 million generated since 2004. For more information on the Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit wmphoenixopen.com.

2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open Alpha Field List

February 1st, 2013

Alpha Field List
2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open
1/25/2013

Stephen Ames
Aaron Baddeley
Sang-Moon Bae
Ricky Barnes
Charlie Beljan
Kris Blanks
Jonas Blixt
Jason Bohn
Keegan Bradley
Angel Cabrera
Chad Campbell
Roberto Castro
Bud Cauley
Greg Chalmers
Kevin Chappell
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Will Claxton
Nicolas Colsaerts
Ben Crane
Brian Davis
Jason Day
Brendon de Jonge
Graham DeLaet
James Driscoll
Jason Dufner
Ken Duke
Harris English
Matt Every
Martin Flores
Rickie Fowler
Tommy Gainey

Robert Garrigus
Brian Gay
Lucas Glover
Glen Griffith
Bill Haas
Brian Harman
Padraig Harrington
David Hearn
Russell Henley
J.J. Henry
Tim Herron
Charley Hoffman
J.B. Holmes
Charles Howell III
John Huh
Trevor Immelman
Ryo Ishikawa
Fredrik Jacobson
Brandt Jobe
Martin Kaymer
Troy Kelly
Chris Kirk
Jeff Klauk
Colt Knost
Jason Kokrak
Hank Kuehne
Martin Laird
Marc Leishman
Justin Leonard
Spencer Levin
Davis Love III
David Lynn
Jeff Maggert

Hunter Mahan
John Mallinger
Steve Marino
David Mathis
Troy Matteson
William McGirt
George McNeill
John Merrick
Phil Mickelson
Bryce Molder
Ryan Moore
Kevin Na
Sean O’Hair
Joe Ogilvie
Geoff Ogilvy
Jeff Overton
Greg Owen
Ryan Palmer
Jesper Parnevik
Pat Perez
Carl Pettersson
Scott Piercy
D.A. Points
Ted Potter, Jr.
Dicky Pride
John Rollins
Andres Romero
Rory Sabbatini
Wes Short, Jr.
Vijay Singh
Brandt Snedeker
Joey Snyder III
Kevin Stadler

Scott Stallings
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Kevin Streelman
Chris Stroud
Daniel Summerhays
Kevin Sutherland
Josh Teater
Michael Thompson
David Toms
Cameron Tringale
Bo Van Pelt
Jhonattan Vegas
Scott Verplank
Johnson Wagner
Jimmy Walker
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Boo Weekley
Mike Weir
Charlie Wi
Mark Wilson
Casey Wittenberg
Gary Woodland
Y.E. Yang

Waste Management Phoenix Open Field Finalized

February 1st, 2013

PHOENIX, Ariz. – 2009 British Open Champion Stewart Cink, 1997 PGA Championship winner and 2012 Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III and 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang are the final commitments to the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The final field includes 20 of the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking and 97 of the top-125 money leaders from the 2012 season have committed. There are 24 Major Championships represented in the field, including 9 PGA Championships, 8 Masters wins, three US Open championships and four British Open championships. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.2 million purse, the $1,116,000 first-place check and FedEx Cup points.

Brandt Snedeker (8), Bubba Watson (9), Jason Dufner (11), Keegan Bradley (12), Nick Watney (21), Phil Mickelson (22), Van Pelt (24), Hunter Mahan (27) and Kaymer (28) are the highest ranked players on the Official World Golf Ranking in the field. Other top-ranked players include Carl Pettersson (32), Rickie Fowler (34), Nicolas Colsaerts (36), Bill Haas (37), Robert Garrigus (38), Jason Day (39), Scott Piercy (40), Ryan Moore (45), David Toms (46), David Lynn (49) and Padraig Harrington (50).

PGA TOUR members had until 5 p.m. today to commit to play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Non-committed players participating in the Farmers Insurance Open have a half-hour from the end of 2nd round play to commit. In addition, any previously uncommitted player placing in the top-10 at the Farmers Insurance Open also can commit to play Sunday evening. Three spots still remain available and will be determined through Monday qualifying at McCormick Ranch Golf Club.

Eight past tournament champions are currently in the field, including Kyle Stanley (2012), Mark Wilson (2011), Hunter Mahan (2010), J.B. Holmes (2006 & 2008), Aaron Baddeley (2007), Phil Mickelson (1996 & 2005) and Vijay Singh (1995 & 2003) and Jesper Parnevik (1998).

With the limited PGA TOUR season in 2013, the five exemptions, previously awarded by the tournament host Thunderbirds, will now come out of the Qualifying Tournament/Web.com Tour category.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played January 28 – February 3, 2013, at the TPC Scottsdale. The tournament host Thunderbirds have raised more than $80 million for charities, with more than $50 million generated since 2004. The 2013 edition will mark the 78th playing of the event, making it one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR (not including the major championships). For more information on the Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit wmphoenixopen.com.

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