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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Coors Light Birds Nest has added more entertainment to its concert series lineup – with DJ group Cash Cash joining OneRepublic on Friday, Feb. 2 at the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Cash Cash is an American DJ group who is best known for the chart-topping single, “Take Me Home,” which features pop sensation Bebe Rexha. The group has a total of four full-length albums and a collection of EPs and singles to their credit. In addition, Cash Cash has released official remixes for several top artists including Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Krewella and many more.

The complete Coors Light Birds Nest lineup features Flo Rida and Kelley James on Wednesday, Jan. 31; Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane (Presented by Ford) on Thursday, Feb. 1 (SOLD OUT); OneRepublic, Cash Cash and Natty Rico (Presented by Hakkasan Nightclub) on Friday, Feb. 2; and Zedd, Nelly and D.J. Vice on (Presented by OMNIA Nightclub Las Vegas) on Sat., Feb. 3.
Tickets for Florida Georgia Line are sold out, but limited tickets still remain for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday shows and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com) and at all Ticketmaster outlet locations.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Elway and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley are among the latest list of star-studded celebrities from the sports and entertainment world who will be playing in the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.

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, Jan. 30 on wmphoenixopen.com, along with a complete list of celebrities and PGA TOUR players in the field.

Rodgers has put together one of the finest NFL careers in recent decades. He became the Packers starting quarterback in 2008, the same year he led the team to a Super Bowl XLV championship and was named the Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers was named the AP Athlete of the Year in 2011, and twice honored as the NFL MVP (2011, 2014). Additionally, Rodgers has led the NFL three times in touchdown-to-interception ratio (2011, 2012, 2014); twice in passer rating (2011, 2012), touchdown passing percentage (2011, 2012), and lowest passing interception percentage (2009, 2014); and once in touchdown passes (2016) and yards per attempt (2011).

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Former PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger, two-time WM Phoenix Open champion J.B. Holmes, 2012 WM Phoenix Open champion Kyle Stanley and four-time PGA TOUR winner Patrick Reed are among the latest players to commit to the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, set to tee it up January 29-February 4 at TPC Scottsdale. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.9 million purse, the $1,242,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

“We’re thrilled to welcome back two former champions, a Ryder Cup star and one of the best up-and-coming players on the PGA TOUR,” said Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich. “Nearly half of the top 50 golfers in the world are coming to our event. That’s really special, and something we’re very proud of.”

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – GRAMMY-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Nelly has been added to the final night of the Coors Light Birds Nest, rounding out the star-studded lineup for the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Nelly will headline with Zedd to close out the Coors Light Birds Nest on Saturday, Feb. 3. With the addition of Nelly, the Coors Light Birds Nest lineup is now set. Flo Rida and Kelley James will kick things off on Wednesday, Jan. 31; Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane (Presented by Ford) take to the stage on Thursday, Feb. 1 (SOLD OUT); OneRepublic and Natty Rico (Presented by Hakkasan Nightclub) will perform on Friday, Feb. 2; while D.J. Vice will open for Zedd and Nelly (Presented by OMNIA Nightclub Las Vegas) on Sat., Feb. 3.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen, two-time Major winner Zach Johnson and 2017 WM Phoenix Open runner up and 2012 U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson are among the latest players to commit to the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, set to tee it up January 29-February 4 at TPC Scottsdale. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.9 million purse, the $1,242,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

Additionally, former WM Phoenix Open champion Aaron Baddeley (2007) has committed to play.

“The field is beginning to take shape as we get into the weeks leading up to the tournament, and it looks to be one of our strongest ever,” said Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich.

The 2018 field now includes 19 of the Top-50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings.  Jordan Spieth (2) is the highest-ranked player currently in the field, which features four of the Top-5, six of the Top-10 and 10 of the Top-25 in the OWGR.  Other ranked players in the field include Jon Rahm (3), Justin Thomas (4), Hideki Matsuyama (5), Rickie Fowler (7), Brooks Koepka (8), Alex Noren (19), Francesco Molinari (21), Charley Hoffman (22), Oosthuizen (24), Xander Schauffele (26), Kevin Chappell (32), Si-Woo Kim (37), Phil Mickelson (40), Tony Finau (43), Simpson (44), Steele (45), Russell Henley (46) and Zach Johnson (50).

Jesse Mueller, 34, PGA Director of Golf at Grand Canyon University G.C, captured the 60th PING Southwest PGA Championship held at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. His 54-hole total of 201 (-15) was two strokes better than runner-up Dennis Downs, 35, PGA Director of Instruction at Reid/West Golf Academies (Pebble Creek). The victory is Mueller's first Southwest PGA major title. With the win, he earned an exemption into the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, scheduled to take place February 1-4 at TPC Scottsdale (Ariz.).

The latest survey found both golfers and non-golfers have an increased interest in traditional golf after playing Topgolf

DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Non-golfers are taking a swing at the game and experienced golfers are playing more often after visiting global sports entertainment leader Topgolf®, according to a survey recently conducted for Topgolf by the National Golf Foundation.

The NGF research offered a look at two types of Topgolf guests: those who play traditional on-course golf (golfers) and those who don't (non-golfers). The survey found that, among Topgolf guests, 29 percent of golfers say that playing Topgolf leads them to play more traditional golf. Almost a quarter of golfers, 23 percent, follow the sport more closely as a result of playing Topgolf. More than half of the non-golfers surveyed, 53 percent, say that playing Topgolf has positively influenced their interest in playing traditional golf.

"It's very exciting to have once again verified that Topgolf increases non-golfers' interest in playing golf on a green grass course. Topgolf's success is proof that interest in the traditional game is massive, and Topgolf is an approachable place where golf's 'latent demand' activates that interest," said Greg Nathan, NGF's chief business officer. "The golf industry is incredibly fortunate to have Topgolf and other approachable off-course options as a bridge to help turn non-golfers into passionate golfers."

Technical Editor Joel Tadman gives three of the new Callaway Rogue Irons - the Rogue, Rogue Pro and Rogue X - a thorough test at West Hill Golf Club and with the help of GC2 data delivers his verdict.