Archie Bradley to Play in Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am
Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman Tim Woods announced today that Arizona Diamondbacks flamethrower Archie Bradley will return to TPC Scottsdale to play in the extremely popular Annexus Pro-Am on Wednesday of the 2020 WM Phoenix Open. Bradley is certainly a fan-favorite, bringing his exciting and cheerful personality to the event for the fourth time. The Annexus Pro-Am and the ever-popular Phoenix Suns Shot at Glory will take place January 29, 2020, where fans can catch Archie Bradley as well as dozens of other professional athletes, celebrities, rock stars and business leaders tee it up with the PGA TOUR’s best.
“I extended the invite to Archie, I barely got through it and he was already hugging me and ready to go,” Woods said. “He’s probably going to sleep at the 16th hole. He’s a great partner and he does so much for us out here. He’s a huge friend of the tournament. Hopefully he can hit the green this year, I think he’s one for three. We’re cheerin’ for him.”
We caught up with Archie to talk about his excitement for the upcoming WM Phoenix Open.
“For everyone who plays golf, to play the 16th hole, to play in this tournament this is the ultimate dream,” Archie said. “Playing the 16th hole was the most nervous I’ve ever been outside of my big league debut.”
Archie went on to describe how monumental the tournament is to the community and the impact it has on a national scale.
“From the moment you walk in, you see the prep and all the behind-the-scenes action that goes into making this thing so great,” Archie said. “And from Wednesday on, especially Friday/Saturday, it’s the most happenin’ thing in the U.S.”
Archie, who came from a military background, routinely spends time at the Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost just past 18 tee box where veterans and first responders can enjoy free food and drink while watching the action.
“Like most people I have veterans that are part of my family and so that is the ultimate sacrifice,” Archie said. “Getting to play a sport for a living, I don’t take one day for granted and every day we go out and stand for the National Anthem I think about those men and women and what they do, so to have the Patriots Outpost a part of this tournament and getting over there to spend some quality time with those veterans, it’s more than the tournament itself.”
Finishing up, Archie talked about the differences between professional golf and professional baseball, specifically how up close the fans are.
“That’s the coolest part of what this tournament does. They allow fans and spectators to be a part of it,” Archie said. “It’s the ultimate fan experience. It’s called ’The People’s Open’ for a reason because they encourage people to interact and make people part of the tournament.”