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LOOKING FORWARD TO CELEBRITY PRO-AM DAY AT THE PHOENIX OPEN

Some big-name celebrities and sports stars will be participating in the Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am.

The event is scheduled to tee off between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course.

Exact tee times for the pro-am for the celebrities as well as the amateurs competing will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 27 on the tournament website – wmphoenixopen.com.

The first round of the Phoenix Open tournament is Thursday, Jan. 29.

The list of celebrities

Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson makes a return to the pro-am, having competed a year ago.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will play second consecutive pro-am.

The Cardinals will also be represented by wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and cornerback Patrick Peterson, who will make his second straight appearance in the pro-am.

Phoenix native and country music star Dierks Bentley is playing. Bentley’s as current album, Riser, is up for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN football analyst Ron Jaworski.

The NFL’s all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith, will play in his third pro-am. He also played in 2014 and 2012.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is the first football coach to win a national title in two different conferences, having also won it at Florida when the game was in Glendale following the 2006 season.

Super Bowl champion quarterback and Scottsdale resident Jim McMahon will be back at the pro-am this year.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has four division titles, three AFC Championships and two Super Bowl victories on his resume.

Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, drafted 25th overall by the Denver Broncos in 2010, is now a football analyst for ESPN.

Country music star Jake Owen, who performed at last year’s Coors Light Birds Nest, won his his first golf tournament when he was 15 and later played golf at Florida State.

Ken Griffey Jr. is a former Seattle Mariner and Cincinnati Reds baseball star whose son plays football at the University of Arizona.

Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter will make his pro-am debut in 2015.

Basketball great Julius Erving, aka Dr. J, will play in his second straight pro-am.

ESPN’s longtime sports anchor and veteran of many golf pro-ams Chris Berman is also scheduled to be participating.
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