Finau Captures Lead, Thunderbirds Raise $14 Million for Arizona Charities

The sun has set on TPC Scottsdale after Saturday’s sunny third-round action at the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Tony Finau vaulted his way back up the leaderboard to finish with the lead in hand thanks to a bogey-free 9-under-par round including seven birdies and an eagle. Finau is nearly blemish-free this week, his only bogey coming on the par-3 4th during his first round. It’s anyone’s tournament going into Sunday’s final round with 14 players within six strokes of Finau.

Tournament Chairman Tim Woods was excited to announce today the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open will raise more than $14 million for Arizona charities, breaking the single-year charitable donation amount from just last year ($13.2 million). This is the ninth-consecutive year breaking the tournament record of charitable dollars raised in a single year.

The Thunderbirds and Waste Management Phoenix Open have raised more than $95 million for local charities since 2010 when Waste Management became title sponsor. In the WM Phoenix Open history dating back to 1932, the Phoenix Open has raised more than $161 million for local charities.

Players, caddies, volunteers and thousands of fans covered TPC Scottsdale in green for Waste Management’s 10th-annual GREEN OUT day to show support for Waste Management’s commitment to environmental sustainability. In total, The Thunderbirds raised $42,500 each for four environmentally focused charities: Change the Course, Waste Not, the Arizona Recycling Coalition and Arizona Solid Waste Association of North America (AZ SWANA).

To our 16th hole Breakfast Club members – some of which lined up extremely early this morning – we can’t thank you enough for your support of the tournament and your commitment to being the best fans in golf. Thank you, and RESPECT!

Have you seen tomorrow’s forecast? The weather looks absolutely incredible for Sunday’s final round, with the action beginning Sunday at 9:04 a.m. with the leaders – Tony Finau, Webb Simpson and Hudson Swafford – teeing off at 11:05 a.m. Click below to see complete final-round pairings and tee times.

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