Dan Majerle, Patrick Peterson and Riggs from Barstool Sports Latest Additions to Annexus Pro-Am Field at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Former Phoenix Suns legend Dan Majerle, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and Barstool Sports golf sensation “Riggs” have been added to the 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 on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.

Majerle, better known as “Thunder Dan,” played 14 seasons in the NBA including eight seasons for the hometown Phoenix Suns, where he twice led the NBA in three-pointers made and three-point attempts, and was named to three All-Star teams (1992, 1993, 1995). Majerle also was a member of the ’93 Suns team that won the Western Conference before falling to the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals. After his playing career, Majerle became the associate head coach for the Suns from 2008-2013 before taking over as head coach at Grand Canyon University, where he posted a .604 winning percentage in seven seasons for the ‘Lopes.

Longtime Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has spent his entire 10-year NFL career in the Valley of the Sun, making eight-straight Pro-Bowl appearances from 2011-2018. He was named First-Team All-Pro three times (2011, 2013, 2015) and also named to the NFL’s 2010s All Decade Team and Sporting News’ 2010s All Decade Team. Peterson is an avid golfer and a regular attendee of “The People’s Open” and the Annexus Pro-Am.

A Barstool Sports golf blogger and host of the Fore Play Podcast, Riggs has taken the golf world by storm over the past few years, racking up millions of followers on social media and just as many listeners. Dubbed “a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers”, the Fore Play crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly evolving game of golf with free and open discussion and is currently ranked as the 20th most downloaded sports podcast on iTunes.

Other celebs scheduled to appear include Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Phelps, Darius Rucker, Archie Bradley, Nolan Arenado, Alexandra O’Laughlin, Rob Riggle, Zac Gallen, and Gerina Piller.

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, Feb. 2 on WMPhoenixOpen.com and the PGA TOUR app, along with a complete list of celebrities and PGA TOUR players in the field. Limited general admission tickets for Wednesday are still available and can be purchased at WMPhoenixOpen.com.

The 2021 WM Phoenix Open will be held at TPC Scottsdale February 1-7. “The People’s Open” was named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR four times in the past six years (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019) to acknowledge the tournament’s legendary status as one the most unique events in golf. The 2021 edition will mark the 86th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the 12th as the WM Phoenix Open.

The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 280 “life” members. The Thunderbirds raised a record $14 million for charity from proceeds from the 2020 WM Phoenix Open and have eclipsed $161 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932. For more information on The Thunderbirds, visit www.thunderbirdscharities.org.

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