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Congratulations Brooks Koepka

2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament champion Kevin Stadler today withdrew from the 2015 tournament due to a wrist injury. The field for next week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open is nearly set as three open qualifying spots and two sponsor exemptions are still up for grabs. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.3 million purse, the $1,134,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.The field includes 15 players who have combined to win 37 Major championships, including: Tiger Woods (14 Majors), Phil Mickelson (5), Padraig Harrington (3), Angel Cabrera (2), Retief Goosen (2), Bubba Watson (2), Keegan Bradley (1), Stewart Cink (1), Lucas Glover (1), Justin Leonard (1), David Toms (1), Mike Weir (1), Jason Dufner (1), Geoff Ogilvy (1) and Zach Johnson (1). Ninety-four of the top 125 from the final 2014 PGA TOUR Money List have entered the 2015 WM Phoenix Open, including 21 of the top 50 players on the Official World Golf Ranking, with Watson (4th), Jordan Spieth (9th) and Rickie Fowler (10th) the highest ranked players currently in the field.With Stadler withdrawing, the 2015 tournament now has seven past WM Phoenix Open champions – Mickelson (2013, 2005, 1996), Kyle Stanley (2012), Mark Wilson (2011), Hunter Mahan (2010), Kenny Perry (2009), J.B. Holmes (2008, 2006) and Aaron Baddeley (2007).PGA TOUR members had until 5 p.m. today (Friday, January 23) to commit to play in the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Non-committed players participating in the Humana Challenge have a half-hour from the end of 2nd round play to commit. In addition, any previously uncommitted player placing in the top-10 at the Humana Challenge also can commit to play Sunday evening.Three of the five sponsor exemptions handed out by the tournament host Thunderbirds went to Padraig Harrington, Jon Rahm and Daniel Berger. Local PGA pro Michael Hopper earned the Southwest Section of the PGA spot by winning the Section Title.Three open qualifying spots are still up for grabs and will be determined on Monday, January 26th at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale.If any player currently in the field withdraws from the tournament prior to the start of the event, pros Andres Gonzales, Hudson Swafford and Fabian Gomez are the first three alternates.The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest and Greenest Show on Grass,” will be held at the TPC Scottsdale from January 26 to February 1, 2015. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2015 edition will mark the 80th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the fifth as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. For more information on the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.

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Neville wins 2015 Tempe Amateur

Ted Neville holds off Jackson Whisenhunt to claim his first AGA victory.

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2015 WM Phoenix Open

For the third year in a row, the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost will return to the Waste Management Phoenix Open as an exclusive tournament hospitality venue for active, reserve and retired military personnel and their accompanied guests.Sponsored by PRO EM Party and Event Rentals, the PGA TOUR, the Thunderbirds, CDW, AXA and R&S Mattress, the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost is located near the 18th tee and is open Wednesday, January 28th through Sunday, February 1st. It offers a comfortable place for our military heroes and their guests to relax, eat, drink (free of charge) and enjoy the golf action at the WM Phoenix Open.With the support by Quicken Loans, the tournament host Thunderbirds are also offering free admission into the WM Phoenix Open to active, reserve and retired military personnel and one accompanied guest. To take advantage of the free ticket offer, military personnel must first visit birdiesforthebrave.com/WMPhoenix2015/ to register through the Sheer ID verification program. Tickets are limited to two per day, per official department ID, and standard tournament spectator policies apply, including no firearms allowed. Upon arriving at the 2015 WM Phoenix Open, a photo ID must be shown at the tournament entrance along with the ticket voucher. Valid identification will also be required to access to the Patriots Outpost.“The Patriots’ Outpost is a great way to say thank you to military personnel and their families for the service they have given to our country,” said 2015 WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman Danny Calihan. “On behalf of The Thunderbirds, I highly encourage members of the armed forces to drop in and join the fun at the ‘Greatest Show on Grass’”First Responders are also invited to be guests of the tournament host Thunderbirds at this year’s Open. To take advantage of the “free ticket” offer, First Responders also must first visit birdiesforthebrave.com/WMPhoenix2015/ to register through the Sheer ID verification program. Tickets are limited to two per day, per official department ID. A $1 Sheer ID verification fee per First Responder will apply. Upon arriving at the 2015 WM Phoenix Open, a photo ID must be shown with the ticket voucher.The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be held at the TPC Scottsdale from January 26 to February 1, 2015. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2015 edition will mark the 80th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the sixth as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. For more information on the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.

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Thank you for your RSVP

Thank you for completing the RSVP form to attend the AGA Annual Meeting.

If you indicated on your rsvp that you would be bringing a guest (remember, your dinner is complimentary), you can either pay the amount due by check or credit card.
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Arizona Golf AssociationAnnual Meeting7600 E. Redfield Rd., Ste 130Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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2014 AGA Player Award Winners

The 2014 AGA Players of the Year were recently honored at the AGA Annual Awards Dinner held Thursday, February 5 at Phoenix Country Club.
Player of the Year
RJ Wood
Those eligible for Player of the Year include the winners of Individual Majors, the Mayfair Award, and Players Cup Points List are eligible, provided the player has competed in two (2) AGA events. The Player of the Year will be chosen by the Tournament Committee based on having won(a) a second major championship; (b) Players Cup Points or Mayfair; (c) and then by Performance in USGA Qualifiers and Championships.
Divisional Players of the Year
Masters Division – Scott Smith
Senior Division – Rusty Brown
Legends Division – David Rasely
The Tournament Commitee will choose Divisional Players of the Year from winners of Divisional Majors and the Divisional Players Cup Points list, providing they have competed in two (2) Divisional Events or one (1) Divisional event and two (2) other AGA events. Player of the Year will be chosen based first on performance in Divisional Majors and secondly on performance in other Divisional events.
Mayfair Award
Alex McMahon – 68.15
The Mayfair Trophy was created in 1988 to be awarded to the Member with the lowest weighted scoring average at the end of each year. To be eligible, a player must 1. Complete in at least one USGA qualifying round in Arizona AND at least two AGA individual major championships; or, 2. Compete in at least one USGA qualifying round in Arizona AND at least one AGA individual major championship AND a collegiate championship in Arizona. Incomplete rounds in a qualifying event voids eligibility.
Additional individual competitions that count toward this award are the Pacific Coast Amateur, the Southwestern Amateur when contested in AZ, AZ Open, PING AZ Intercollegiate, ASU Thunderbird Invitational and the US Open, Amateur, Mid-Amateur & Public Links Amateurs. A contestant must return a minimum of twelve 18-hole scores from all above listed competitions. All rounds will be used to determine the scoring average.
 Awards presentation photos