Wednesday’s Annexus Pro-Am and WHOOP Shot at Glory entertain and excite all at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open
The stars aligned at the WM Phoenix Open on Wednesday when Olympians, World Series Champions and Super Bowl MVPs converged on TPC Scottsdale for the 2022 Annexus Pro-Am. Big name celebrities and athletes like Aaron Rodgers, Walker Buehler and Michael Phelps paired with PGA TOUR professionals to put on a truly remarkable show in front of thousands of excited, lively fans. The combined group of PGA TOUR pros K.H. Lee and Keith Mitchell playing with Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson and others took top honors this year shooting a 17-under-par 54, one shot better than Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Kirk.
The stands at the iconic 16th hole were full of enthusiastic golf fans throughout the day, but they were never so loud as during the WHOOP Shot at Glory, a closest-to-the-pin contest for a chance at $1 million for charity. A rumble overhead grew closer and was ultimately met with the cheers of fans as they watched a skydiving team parachute into the coliseum. The aerial entertainment didn’t end there, as three fighter jets from Davis Monthan Air Force Base provided a flyover to the accompaniment of the Star-Spangled Banner, performed by Joseph Horowitz. A special performance of “Taps” by trumpeter Dr. Jesse McGuire honored victims of 9/11 as the American Flag was unfolded. Brad Schoenberg, Taylor Morrison President, won the Shot of Glory with a tee shot coming to rest just 11 feet, three inches from the cup. With the stellar tee shot, Schoenberg earned $40,000 to be donated to a charity of his choice. WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed came in second place at 12 feet, 0 inches, accruing $25,000 for charity, and Adam Pritchett of Pacific Office Automation came in third at 14 feet, five inches, securing $15,000 for his favorite charity.
The fun continues into the night with Diplo and Cole Swindell taking the stage to kick off the Coors Light Bird’s Nest concert series. On Thursday, Sam Hunt and Russell Dickerson will perform, with gates opening at 3 p.m. Don’t miss out on great food, drinks and music!
The first round of “The People’s Open” kicks off tomorrow, with morning groupings set to tee off at 7:15 a.m and afternoon groupings beginning at 11:40. Who will emerge to challenge Brooks Kopeka as he defends his title at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open?