Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am Kicks off 2019 WM Phoenix Open with a Bang
Day one of the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open is in the books. Monday’s Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am featured a host of PGA TOUR professionals getting their practice rounds in alongside community leaders and VIPs during a sunny Monday afternoon. Scott Stallings’ group took top honors with a score of 55. Tom Hoge’s team came in second one shot off the leader, and former WM Phoenix Open champion Aaron Baddeley’s group took third with a 58.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s Tuesday – with free admission thanks to Ford Free Days courtesy of your Arizona Ford Dealers – action with the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day presented by PING beginning at 10 a.m. on the TPC Champions Course practice range. Fans on hand for Dream Day can join in on the fun and see a trick-shot golf show, junior golf instruction provided by The First Tee of Phoenix, other games, lunch and appearances from PGA TOUR professional Cameron Champ, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo.
Also taking place Tuesday is the San Tan Ford Special Olympics Open where Special Olympians, celebrities, sports stars and business leaders from the Valley take part in a friendly competition. The event begins at 11 a.m. on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course putting green.
After the Special Olympics Open, the PGA TOUR Wives Golf Classic features PGA TOUR wives competing in a friendly 9-hole shootout for charity, while their PGA TOUR pro husbands will serve as caddies for the day – carrying golf bags, raking bunkers and tending flags for their wives, all for charity. The event is open to the public and begins at 2 pm.
The 2019 WM Phoenix Open field is nearly set. WMPO Tournament Chairman Chance Cozby announced today Steven Jaeger and John Catlin received the final two sponsors exemption spots. Former WM Phoenix Open champion Hunter Mahan – who originally received one of the sponsor exemption spots – played his way into the 2019 event by finishing in the Top-10 of the Farmers Insurance Open last week. Three Monday qualifier spots are still up for grabs. A four-person tie will be decided tomorrow at McCormick Ranch to determine the final three spots for the 2019 field