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2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open Alpha Field List

Friday, 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

PHOENIX SUNS CHARITIES SHOT AT GLORY PRESENTED BY SNELL & WILMER LLP RETURNS TO THE FAMED 16th HOLE

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Ever wonder what it would be like to hit a shot on the famed par-3, 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale during the Waste Management Phoenix Open? One lucky WM Phoenix Open fan and one lucky Phoenix Suns fan will get a chance along with a number of war heroes, celebrities and sponsors during the Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory presented by Snell & Wilmer LLP on Wednesday, February 1st.  This unique closest-to-the-pin contest is a friendly competition featuring roughly 25 participants and will take place following the completion of the FBR/Xerox Silver Pro-Am at approximately 3:30 pm. The event is open to spectators – in fact Waste Management Phoenix Open fans are encouraged to stick around and cheer-on the participants.The Waste Management Phoenix Open fan participating in the Shot at Glory will be chosen randomly by tournament officials on the day of the event. The Phoenix Suns fan participating in the Shot at Glory will be chosen randomly from the team’s season ticketholders. The celebrity, Wounded Warrior and sponsor participants will be released at a later date.Past Shot at Glory winners include: New York Post sportswriter Mark Cannizzaro (2008), Tilted Kilt Executive John Reynaud (2009) and rock star Alice Cooper (2010). The 2011 Shot at Glory event was canceled due to frozen turf. Tournament host The Thunderbirds will award more than $100,000 to the charities chosen by each competitor. Plus, if a participant makes a hole-in-one, $1 million will be given away ($500,000 to the competitor, $500,000 to the charity of their choice) If no one makes a hole-in-one, $40,000 will be donated to the charity of the participant who is closest-to-the-pin, while $25,000 and $15,000 will be donated to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers, respectively.  Each of the remaining participant’s charities will receive $1,000. www.wmphoenixopen.com


2012 WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN FIELD BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Defending tournament champion Mark Wilson, Rickie Fowler and three-time PGA TOUR winner and Scottsdale resident Bubba Watson are among the first commitments to the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open.  The 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played the week of January 30 – February 5 at the TPC Scottsdale. To date, 11 of the top-30 and 75 of the top-125 money leaders from the 2011 season have committed.  A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.1 million purse, the $1,098,000 first-place check and FedEx Cup points.Webb Simpson (No. 10), Nick Watney (No. 12), Watson (No. 21), Sang-Moon Bae (No. 30) and Fowler (No. 32) are the highest ranked players on the Official World Golf Ranking currently in the field.  Other top-ranked players who have committed include Jason Dufner (No. 33), Brandt Snedeker (No. 38), Fredrik Jacobson, (No. 40), Martin Laird (No. 47), Ben Crane (No. 54) and Jonathan Byrd (No. 65).PGA TOUR members have until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 27, to commit to play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. 

Eligible players are assigned one of 34 PGA TOUR priority ranking categories based on their past performance on TOUR. The field will continue to change as players with higher priority rankings commit to play in the Open. Three-time Phoenix Open Champion Mark Calcavecchia is also in the field thanks to a sponsor exemption. The Thunderbirds have a total of five exemptions to give out to the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The remaining four exemptions will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the tournament. Other notables to commit include 12-time PGA TOUR winner Justin Leonard, 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters Champion Angel Cabrera, 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover, 2009 tournament champion Kenny Perry, two-time Phoenix Open Champion Vijay Singh, as well as a host of 2011 first-time winners including Jhonattan Vegas, Scott Stallings, Brendon Steele, Bryce Molder, Chris Kirk, D.A. Points, Jacobson, Harrison Frazar, Kevin Na and Scott Piercy. A number of local golfers also have committed including Ricky Barnes, Laird, Billy Mayfair, Pat Perez, Chez Reavie, Mathew Goggin and Kevin Streelman.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played January 30 – February 5, 2012, at the TPC Scottsdale. The tournament host Thunderbirds have raised more than $75 million for charities, with more than $45 million generated since 2004. The 2012 edition will mark the 77th playing of the event, making it one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR (not including the major championships). Title sponsor Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. For more information on Waste Management visit wm.com or thinkgreen.com. For more information on the Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit wmphoenixopen.com.

Alpha Field List
2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Blake Adams
Robert Allenby
Stephen Ames
Stuart Appleby
Arjun Atwal
Sang-Moon Bae
Briny Baird
Ricky Barnes
Cameron Beckman
Charlie Beljan
Matt Bettencourt
Tommy Biershenk
Kris Blanks
Jonas Blixt
Jason Bohn
Scott Brown
Jonathan Byrd
Angel Cabrera
Mark Calcavecchia
Miguel Angel Carballo
Roberto Castro
Bud Cauley
Alex Cejka
Kevin Chappell
Gary Christian
Stewart Cink
Gavin Coles
Chad Collins
Chris Couch
Ben Crane
Brian Davis
Marco Dawson
Brendon de Jonge

Jason Dufner
Ken Duke
Harris English
Matt Every
Rickie Fowler
Harrison Frazar
Tommy Gainey
Stephen Gangluff
Bobby Gates
Brian Gay
Tom Gillis
Lucas Glover
Mathew Goggin
Hunter Haas
Brian Harman
David Hearn
J.J. Henry
Tim Herron
Charley Hoffman
Ryuji Imada
Fredrik Jacobson
Sunghoon Kang
Troy Kelly
J.J. Killeen
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Russell Knox
Jason Kokrak
Martin Laird
Derek Lamely
Danny Lee
Marc Leishman
Justin Leonard
Spencer Levin
Jamie Lovemark
Bill Lunde
Jarrod Lyle
Jeff Maggert
John Mallinger
Steve Marino
David Mathis
Troy Matteson
Billy Mayfair
William McGirt
George McNeill
Rocco Mediate
Bryce Molder
Kevin Na
Seung-yul Noh
Sean O’Hair
Nick O’Hern
Arron Oberholser
Joe Ogilvie
Jeff Overton
Ryan Palmer
Rod Pampling
Pat Perez
Tom Pernice Jr.
Kenny Perry
Carl Pettersson
Scott Piercy
D.A. Points
Ted Potter, Jr.
Chez Reavie
Kyle Reifers
John Rollins
Andres Romero
Webb Simpson
Vijay Singh
Heath Slocum
Brandt Snedeker
Scott Stallings
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Kevin Streelman
Chris Stroud
Kevin Sutherland
Vaughn Taylor
Josh Teater
Kyle Thompson
Michael Thompson
Brendon Todd
Cameron Tringale
Jhonattan Vegas
Camilo Villegas
Johnson Wagner
Jimmy Walker
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Charlie Wi
Mark Wilson

TOM LEHMAN RECEIVES SPONSOR EXEMPTION FOR PHOENIX OPEN

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

PHOENIX, Ariz. – 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman Mike McQuaid announced today that Scottsdale resident Tom Lehman will receive the first of five sponsor exemptions for the 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open, scheduled to be played January 31 – February 6 at the TPC Scottsdale.  “We’re excited to have Tom return for his 12th consecutive Phoenix Open,” McQuaid said.  “He’s had great success at TPC Scottsdale and has been a terrific former champion ever since winning here in 2000. He and his family are very civic minded and do a lot for the Phoenix community.”

  Lehman, a former U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, has five PGA TOUR career victories and two Champions TOUR victories, including the 1996 British Open, TOUR Championship and the 2010 Senior PGA Championship. In 2010, he made 6 of 9 cuts on the PGA TOUR and had four top-25 finishes, including a T-14 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. On the Champions TOUR in 2010, Lehman played in 14 events, making the cut in all 14, had one victory at the Senior PGA Championship and 12 top-25 finishes.  He finished 12th on the 2010 Champions TOUR Money List.  

The Thunderbirds have a total of five exemptions to give out to the 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The remaining four exemptions will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the tournament.  The Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played January 31 – February 6, 2011, at the TPC Scottsdale.

The tournament host Thunderbirds have raised more than $70 million for charities, with more than $41 million generated since 2004. The 2011 edition will mark the 76th 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.

Boulders Resort Summer Golf Programs

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

CAREFREE, Ariz—May 15, 2010– This summer, local residents can enjoy special rates, programs, golf clinics and instruction at Arizona’s #1 rated golf resort. 

SUMMER GREEN FEES
Summer green fees at the Boulders Golf Course are just $70 per person (Sun-Thurs) and $85/person (Fri/Sat).  Or for “Twilight Golf” the fee is only $55/person.  These rates are available June1 through August 31, 2010.

FINE WINE & NINE
“Fine Wine & Nine” is a romantic ending to an afternoon of golf at the Boulders.  Couples booking nine holes of golf receive a beverage ticket redeemable at the Boulders Club for two glasses of wine.  This special offer is available June 1 – September 31 and available exclusively to Arizona residents.
TWO FOR ONE DESERT CHALLENGE
The “Two For One Desert Challenge” allows guests may play both the North Course and the South Course for only $95 this summer. The rounds must be completed in 2 consecutive days.  The package is available any day and offered from May 30-September 2, 2010.  Call the Boulders Golf Shop at (480) 488-9028.

SUMMER GOLF ACADEMY
The Boulders Summer Golf Academy includes something for the scratch golfer, the neophyte golfer, the weekend duffer, the woman golfer, the “only-when-I-have-to” golfer, the die-hard golfer and the “never-been-on-a-green” golfer.   Donald Crawley, named by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Teacher in the State” offers special programs and pricing exclusive to Arizona residents.

Summer Golf Instruction: Golf instruction will be offered at special summer rates (20 % less than regular rates) from June 1-August 31.
• (1) hour golf lesson:  $110/player
• (1/2 ) hour golf lesson:   $55/ player 
• (3) 30-minute golf lessons: $150/player
• 1-hour playing lesson and nine holes of golf:  $145/per player
Saturday Golf Clinics-Golf clinics will be offered every Saturday for $30/per golfer/per clinic.  It is available from June 5-August 14th. 
 
Summer Golf Academy-Ideal for couples, families and friends, this 2-day golf program includes two-hour golf instruction; nine-hole of golf each day including cart; and Nike rental clubs, if needed.   The Summer Academy is taught by either an LPGA or PGA instructor and includes instruction in full swing and short game. The cost is $290/person based on two players..

Fore Ladies Golf Academy-This women-only program includes four-hours of golf instruction by LPGA Jean Crawford; Video Analysis; (2) nine-hole green fees including cart and Nike rental clubs.   The cost is $290/player (based on two golfers)  Accommodations are not included. Summer golf academy programs will be available May 17-September 2.

For more information call The Boulders Golf Club at 480-488-9028.
Heralded as one of the finest golf courses worldwide, The Boulders features two 18-hole, par 72 championship golf courses that are considered to be among the most demanding in the Southwest and are known for their rugged beauty and breathtaking desert panoramas.  The golf courses were designed by Jay Morrish and have won some of the industry’s highest accolades including Golf magazine’s “Platinum Medal award, Golf Digest’s “Top 25 U.S. Resorts.”
An exclusive desert hideaway, The Boulders features 160 guest casitas and 61 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, seven restaurants and a lounge, two championship  golf courses, eight tennis courts including three classic clay surfaces, five premier cushion courts and a full-service Golden Door Spa. For more information/reservations about The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, call 480-488-9009 or visit www.TheBoulders.com.

FBR Open Hole 16

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

A friend of mine sent us this information about the 16th hole at the FBR Open If you get a chance to go, it is a blast and like nothing else in golf.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Ever wonder what it would be like to hit a shot on the famed par-3, 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale during the FBR Open? You just might get that chance…as a number of lucky golf fans along with a host of local media personalities and tournament sponsors will tee-it-up for charity in a unique closest-to-the-pin contest on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Dubbed the “Shot At Glory,” the friendly competition will feature roughly 30 participants and will take place following the completion of the FBR Open’s Silver Pro-Am at approximately 3:30 pm. The event is open to spectators – in fact FBR Open fans are encouraged to stick around and cheer-on the participants. Fans 21 and older that do stay for the competition will be rewarded with vouchers for 2 for 1 tickets to Wednesday (Jan 28) evening’s Coors Light Birds Nest featuring Zowie Bowie. 

 Tournament host The Thunderbirds will award more than $100,000 to the charities chosen by each competitor. Plus, if a participant makes a hole-in-one, $1,000,000 will be divided between the winner and the charity of their choice (paid in a multi-year annuity). If no one makes a hole-in-one, $40,000 will be donated to the charity of the participant who is closest-to-the-pin, while $25,000 and $15,000 will be donated to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers, respectively.  Each of the remaining participant’s charities will receive $1,000.    

Golf fans participating in the Shot At Glory will be chosen randomly by tournament officials on the day of the event and through contests/retail promotions by FBR Open sponsors such as Crescent Crown Distributing, Diageo and The Tilted Kilt.

2009 marks the second Shot At Glory competition at the FBR Open. In 2008, Mark Cannizzaro, who covers the NFL and golf for the New York Post, took home first place and won $40,000 for the Val Skinner Foundation for being closest-to-the-pin at 19 feet, 10 inches. NFL Hall of Fame running back John Riggins won $25,000 for his charity for being 30 feet from the pin. USA Today Golf Writer Steve DiMeglio took third place and $15,000 for the Gannett Foundation for being 36 feet from the pin.

The FBR Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has raised more than $61.7 million for charities, with more than $33.6 million generated in just the last five years alone. The 2008 FBR Open raised a PGA TOUR record $8,652,542 for charity. Annually sporting by far the largest crowds for any golfing event in the world, the FBR Open has gained legendary status for being a unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2009 edition, to be played January 26th through February 1st, will mark the 74th playing of the event, and the sixth as the FBR Open, making it one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR.

FBR Open

Plenty of Activities to Go Along With Golf

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Enjoy Valley Activities and Golf!

There are plenty of exciting events going on the Phoenix Scottsdale area in the coming weeks. The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction kicked off the week with a huge gala featuring live music, food and drinks. The activities will go on throughout the week and next weekend

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction

FBR Open

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Cactus League Baseball

Arizona Golf Course Phone Numbers

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Arizona golf course phone numbers can be easily located on another website called ArizonasGolfCourses.com . Just like the GolfCourseWebPages website, all metro area courses are included and can easily be found by course name or by the city in which they are located. However, all golf courses can be found without knowing the name ahead of time like many of the golf database based sites that are available online. More golf course reviews will be added shortly.