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PHOENIX – Seven-time PGA TOUR winner Matt Kuchar, 2009 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Marc Leishman and six-time PGA TOUR winner Bill Haas and are among the final players to commit to play in the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, set to tee it up January 29-February 4 at TPC Scottsdale. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.9 million purse, the $1,242,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

The field for next week’s tournament is nearly set as three sponsor exemptions and three qualifying spots are still up for grabs.

PGA TOUR members had until 5 p.m. today 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.

The 2018 field now includes 22 of the Top-50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking.  Jon Rahm (2) is the highest-ranked player currently in the field, which features four of the Top-5, five of the Top-10 and 11 of the Top-25 in the OWGR.  Other ranked players in the field include Jordan Spieth (3), Justin Thomas (4), Hideki Matsuyama (5), Rickie Fowler (7), Marc Leishman (13), Matt Kuchar (16), Alex Noren (19), Francesco Molinari (22), Charley Hoffman (23), Patrick Reed (24), Xander Schauffele (26), Daniel Berger (31), Kevin Chappell (32), Webb Simpson (38), Si-Woo Kim (40), Tony Finau (44), Kyle Stanley (45), Phil Mickelson (46), Zach Johnson (47) Brendan Steele (48), and Russell Henley (49).

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Thunderbirds are once again inviting all First Responders as well as Active, Reserve and Retired Military personnel and one accompanying individual to be their guests (FREE OF CHARGE) at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community. This is the 17th year that the tournament host Thunderbirds have extended this free invitation as a small gesture of thanks for all these heroes do for our country.

To take advantage of the free ticket offer, First Responders and Active, Reserve and Retired Military must first go to https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/wmphoenixopen-2018/ to register through the Sheer ID verification program. Eligible personnel must present their official military ID or badge at any ticket booth at the main tournament entrance. Tickets are limited to two per day, per each official department ID. Standard tournament spectator policies will be in enforced, including no firearms allowed. Business cards and pay stubs will not be accepted as forms of ID.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Forty military moms-to-be will be honored during an Operation Shower/Birdies for the Brave group baby shower on Tuesday, January 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by PRO EM located on the 18th hole of the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. Hosted during the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community – the largest-attended professional golf event in the world – the shower will be the 100th military baby shower conducted by the non-profit Operation Shower.

All of the moms being honored are either active duty themselves, or the spouse of a deployed or active duty service member from Luke Air Force Base, the Arizona National Guard, the Navy Operational Support Center – Tucson, or Sky Harbor Air National Guard. Local news broadcaster Andrea Robinson will serve as the event’s emcee.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Coors Light Birds Nest has added more entertainment to its concert series lineup – with DJ group Cash Cash joining OneRepublic on Friday, Feb. 2 at the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Cash Cash is an American DJ group who is best known for the chart-topping single, “Take Me Home,” which features pop sensation Bebe Rexha. The group has a total of four full-length albums and a collection of EPs and singles to their credit. In addition, Cash Cash has released official remixes for several top artists including Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Krewella and many more.

The complete Coors Light Birds Nest lineup features Flo Rida and Kelley James on Wednesday, Jan. 31; Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane (Presented by Ford) on Thursday, Feb. 1 (SOLD OUT); OneRepublic, Cash Cash and Natty Rico (Presented by Hakkasan Nightclub) on Friday, Feb. 2; and Zedd, Nelly and D.J. Vice on (Presented by OMNIA Nightclub Las Vegas) on Sat., Feb. 3.
Tickets for Florida Georgia Line are sold out, but limited tickets still remain for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday shows and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com) and at all Ticketmaster outlet locations.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Elway and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley are among the latest list of star-studded celebrities from the sports and entertainment world who will be playing in the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.

Tee times for the Annexus Pro-Am will range from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Exact tee times for participants will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30 on wmphoenixopen.com, along with a complete list of celebrities and PGA TOUR players in the field.

Rodgers has put together one of the finest NFL careers in recent decades. He became the Packers starting quarterback in 2008, the same year he led the team to a Super Bowl XLV championship and was named the Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers was named the AP Athlete of the Year in 2011, and twice honored as the NFL MVP (2011, 2014). Additionally, Rodgers has led the NFL three times in touchdown-to-interception ratio (2011, 2012, 2014); twice in passer rating (2011, 2012), touchdown passing percentage (2011, 2012), and lowest passing interception percentage (2009, 2014); and once in touchdown passes (2016) and yards per attempt (2011).

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Former PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger, two-time WM Phoenix Open champion J.B. Holmes, 2012 WM Phoenix Open champion Kyle Stanley and four-time PGA TOUR winner Patrick Reed are among the latest players to commit to the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, set to tee it up January 29-February 4 at TPC Scottsdale. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.9 million purse, the $1,242,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

“We’re thrilled to welcome back two former champions, a Ryder Cup star and one of the best up-and-coming players on the PGA TOUR,” said Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich. “Nearly half of the top 50 golfers in the world are coming to our event. That’s really special, and something we’re very proud of.”

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – GRAMMY-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Nelly has been added to the final night of the Coors Light Birds Nest, rounding out the star-studded lineup for the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Nelly will headline with Zedd to close out the Coors Light Birds Nest on Saturday, Feb. 3. With the addition of Nelly, the Coors Light Birds Nest lineup is now set. Flo Rida and Kelley James will kick things off on Wednesday, Jan. 31; Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane (Presented by Ford) take to the stage on Thursday, Feb. 1 (SOLD OUT); OneRepublic and Natty Rico (Presented by Hakkasan Nightclub) will perform on Friday, Feb. 2; while D.J. Vice will open for Zedd and Nelly (Presented by OMNIA Nightclub Las Vegas) on Sat., Feb. 3.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen, two-time Major winner Zach Johnson and 2017 WM Phoenix Open runner up and 2012 U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson are among the latest players to commit to the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, set to tee it up January 29-February 4 at TPC Scottsdale. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.9 million purse, the $1,242,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

Additionally, former WM Phoenix Open champion Aaron Baddeley (2007) has committed to play.

“The field is beginning to take shape as we get into the weeks leading up to the tournament, and it looks to be one of our strongest ever,” said Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich.

The 2018 field now includes 19 of the Top-50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings.  Jordan Spieth (2) is the highest-ranked player currently in the field, which features four of the Top-5, six of the Top-10 and 10 of the Top-25 in the OWGR.  Other ranked players in the field include Jon Rahm (3), Justin Thomas (4), Hideki Matsuyama (5), Rickie Fowler (7), Brooks Koepka (8), Alex Noren (19), Francesco Molinari (21), Charley Hoffman (22), Oosthuizen (24), Xander Schauffele (26), Kevin Chappell (32), Si-Woo Kim (37), Phil Mickelson (40), Tony Finau (43), Simpson (44), Steele (45), Russell Henley (46) and Zach Johnson (50).