MLB Stars Archie Bradley, Nolan Arenado, Zac Gallen and Shane Victorino Slated to Play in Annexus Pro-Am at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open
Former Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley, surefire Hall-of-Fame third baseman Nolan Arenado, Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen and two-time World Series champion Shane Victorino have joined the list of star-studded celebrities 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.
Currently with the Philadelphia Phillies, the hard-throwing Bradley is a fan favorite at the WM Phoenix Open’s extremely popular Wednesday Annexus Pro-Am and will make his fifth-straight appearance at the event. Aside from his triple-digit fastball, Bradley is known as the only relief pitcher in history to hit a postseason triple, which he accomplished in the 2017 NL Wildcard play-in game.
Arenado has made a strong case as one of the best to ever play the position. Over his eight-year MLB career, he has racked up five All-Star appearances (2015-2019), eight Gold Glove Awards (2013-2020), four Silver Slugger Awards (2015-2018) and four Platinum Glove Awards (2017-2020). He also led the National league in home runs three times (2015, 2016, 2018) and twice led the National League in RBI (2015, 2016). Arenado has spent his entire professional career as a member of the Rockies and will make his first appearance at the Annexus Pro-Am.
Gallen is widely considered one of Major League Baseball’s best young players. Over two MLB seasons – one shortened by the pandemic – Gallen has 27 starts with a 2.78 ERA, a 1.171 WHIP while striking out 178 batters to only 61 walks in just 151 innings. Gallen will be making his first appearance at the WM Phoenix Open.
Shane “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Victorino had a 13-year MLB career, winning a World Series Championship with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008 and again with the Boston Red Sox in 2013. During his career, Victorino won four Gold Glove Awards, three as the National League’s best center fielder for the Phillies from 2008-2010 and again in the American League in 2013 as a member of the Red Sox. He also was named to two National League All-Star teams (2009, 2011), accrued 231 stolen bases and twice led the National League in triples (2009, 2011). This will be Victorino’s second appearance at the Annexus Pro-Am.
Other athletes and celebrities scheduled to play include Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Phelps, Darius Rucker, Rob Riggle, Gerina Piller and Alexandra O’Laughlin.
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.