Rodriguez is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. The former shortstop and third baseman played 22 seasons in the MLB for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. During that span, Rodriguez put together historic statistical lines with a career .295 batting average, 696 home runs (5th all time), 2,086 RBI, 2,021 runs scored, 3,115 hits and 329 stolen bases. He was also a 14-time All-Star, won three American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards. Rodriguez is currently the CEO of A-Rod Corp, a multi-faceted private equity and real estate firm, as well as part owner of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.
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. 7 on WMPhoenixOpen.com, along with a complete list of celebrities and PGA TOUR players in the field.
The 2023 WM Phoenix Open will take place Feb. 6-12 at TPC Scottsdale. “The People’s Open” has been named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR four times to acknowledge the tournament’s legendary status as one the most unique events in golf. The 2023 edition will mark the 88th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the 14th with WM as title sponsor. For more information visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.
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 who have helped the tournament eclipse $176 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932 (through the 2021 tournament). For more information on The Thunderbirds or the 2023 WM Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.