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The USGA is moving away from a playoff format that -- in this day and age -- made it one of a kind in major championship golf.

Previously, when two or more players were tied after 72 holes at a U.S. Open, the tournament was then decided in an 18-hole playoff the next day.

But that has all changed.

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Have you dreamed of playing in the Ryder Cup? How about playing on world class courses in an exotic location?

You can, at the 2018 Uniting Nations Cup!

The Bunker to Bunker Club invites you to come experience all the fun and adventure of a great amateur, team event at the spectacular Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta this April! 

Bunker Club members can save $100-$200 OFF this golf & accommodation package!

USA, Canada & Mexico Team Championship

The UNC Cup is an amateur team event for players of all skill levels held this April. 
It's truly a trip of a lifetime combining multi-day & multi-format play in an exotic location that will create memories for a lifetime!

The USA, Canada & Mexico Team Championship will be played April 27 - 29 at both the Nicklaus Design and Norman Signature golf courses at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.

Men and women amateur golfers from the United States, Canada and Mexico with a verifiable Handicap Index are now invited to register for the tournament.

You will represent your association/club and play against other associations/clubs from the USA, Canada and Mexico in this two-person, three-day fun, casual event for all skill levels.
Foursomes (best ball), four ball (modified alternate shot), and two-person scramble. Each association/club can enter as many two-person teams as they wish.

Paradise Awaits You

Nuevo Vallarta has some of the most beautiful white sand beaches along Mexico's Pacific coast.  This tropical beach paradise, located about 25 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta, is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains in a region called Riviera Nayarit. 

Beyond it's gorgeous setting, it also boast an average temperature of 80 degrees, some of the friendliest people you'll meet in your travels, delectable food and, of course, top notch golf!

The Nicklaus Design Golf Course

Surrounded by lush jungle and the Sierra Madre Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, the Nicklaus Design Golf Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta is a natural and technical masterpiece.

This 6,668 yard, par 70 course is a joy to play for every player, from your low to high handicap. But with seven lakes, 49 strategically placed bunkers, and constant, strong crosswinds coming off of the ocean, this course always presents a challenge.

And to fine-tune everyone's game, the nearby Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf offers an unprecedented level of instruction with state-of-the-art training technology.

The Norman Signature Golf Course

The Norman Signature Golf Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta encompasses the finest in golf with unsurpassed course conditioning on wall-to-wall Paspalum playing surfaces.

The exciting layout winds along the banks of the Ameca River providing views of the Sierra Madres from every hole. Large landing areas off the tee give way to large undulating greens protected in typical Norman fashion by cavernous bunkers. Indigenous trees, native grasses and jungle surround the core course layout which is uninterrupted by housing and civilization throughout.

As challenging from the championship tees as it is forgiving from the forward tees, the Norman course offers four different options for players. All this and a trip across the world's longest golf cart suspension bridge spanning the Ameca River from Nayarit to Jalisco, and you'll not experience a round like it anywhere else in the world.

So.... grab your partner and come join us for this unforgettable golf competition and vacation!

It's easy to get signed up, but hurry because it is filling up quickly.

Just click on the link below and check out the savings on this spectacular outing via Bunker Club!

Bunker Club Uniting Nations Cup Member Special:

Save $200 Off Accommodations/Golf Package:
Regular Price: $1,854.00
Member Price: $1,654.00

Save $100 Off Golf Only Package:
Regular Price: $995.00
Member Price: $885.00


Another Waste Management Phoenix Open is in the books, and much like the past two years, more than 18 holes were needed to decide a champion during Sunday’s final round. Gary Woodland finds himself in the winner’s circle after besting Chez Reavie in a sudden-death playoff, tapping in for par and the victory on the first playoff hole. This is Woodland’s third PGA TOUR victory, and his first since the 2013 Barracuda Championship.

Woodland made birdie on three of the final four holes to enter the clubhouse as the outright leader at 18-under par. Reavie – who teed off with the final group – entered the final three holes one shot back. Reavie overcame a bogey on 16 and was two shots off the lead with two holes to play before making birdie on 17. The crowd who walked with the final group all day then found themselves at the 18th green to witness Reavie drain a clutch 21-foot putt to force a playoff.

Woodland and Reavie only needed one extra hole to decide a champion. Both players left their approach shots short of the 18th green, but Reavie’s third shot came to rest outside seven feet, which opened the door for Woodland to tap in for the victory.  It was the fourth-straight PGA TOUR event ending in a playoff, and the third-straight WM Phoenix Open playoff.

Amazing winter weather and an entire city abuzz with anticipation for the 2018 event drew nearly 720,000 (719,179) fans to the tournament during the week. In total, four attendance records were broken (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) including the weekly total, which broke the previous record (655,434) set just last year by more than 63,000.

Relive the sights and sounds from the final round of #thepeoplesopen!

Some of the biggest names in sports packed Wednesday’s star-studded Annexus Pro-Am to tee it up with the best PGA TOUR players in the world at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open. No one was surprised to see two-time defending WM Phoenix Open champion Hideki Matsuyama’s group take top honors with a group score of 57. You can view the full Annexus Pro-Am results below.

2018 Annexus Pro-Am Results

Thousands of golf fanatics flocked to the famed 16th hole after the Pro-Am to watch the Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory, a closest-to-the-pin contest for a chance at $1 million for charity. Spectators on hand were treated to the sight of professional skydivers bringing the American Flag down from the clouds, as well as the Phoenix Suns dance team and firework displays. Dave Wood, senior VP of OUTFRONT Media, secured first place in the contest when his ball came to rest 14 feet five inches from the center pin location. Jim Pitman came in second only five inches outside of Wood’s shot, and Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum came in third place, 21 feet seven inches from the hole.

Buckle up, sports fans: Thursday’s first round kicks off tomorrow morning at 7:20 a.m. with the afternoon groupings starting at 11:35 a.m.

2018 WM Phoenix Open Thursday/Friday Pairings

Tuesday at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open was full of fun activities and exceptional weather for golf. Hundreds of kids took the day off of school to take part in a Q&A session with NFL Legend Larry Fitzgerald and reigning FedExCup Champion Justin Thomas and see a trick-shot golf show at the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Foundation Dream Day. On the other side of the course, celebrities like former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and Phoenix Suns great, Tom Chambers, teamed up with Special Olympians for the San Tan Ford Special Olympics Putting Challenge. In-between all the festivities, fans had a chance to see the PGA TOUR’s best play practice rounds throughout the day.

The weather has certainly generated a buzz, and the forecast looks perfect for a great week at TPC Scottsdale. We’ll see you out here tomorrow for Wednesday’s Annexus Pro-Am which features a star-studded lineup of celebrities, athletes and business leaders teeing it up alongside PGA TOUR pros.

2018 Annexus Pro-Am Pairings

The first day of the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community is in the books. Monday’s Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am featured PGA TOUR pros teeing it up with community leaders and VIPs in what could be described as perfect weather for golf. Kevin Tway’s group won the event with a group score of 56. Dominic Bozzelli’s group finished in second place just one shot off the leader’s pace, and Alex Cejka came in third with a respectable 58.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Tuesday action with the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day presented by PING beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the TPC Champions Course practice range. Fans on hand for Dream Day can join in on the fun and see a trick-shot golf show, junior golf instruction provided by The First Tee of Phoenix, other games, lunch and motivational speeches from PGA TOUR star Justin Thomas and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Also taking place Tuesday is the San Tan Ford Special Olympics Open where Special Olympians, celebrities, sports stars and business leaders from the Valley take part in a friendly competition. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course putting green.

Have you seen the weather forecast? It’s going to be a great week out at #ThePeoplesOpen all tournament long. See you here!

2018 Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am Pairings

The 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open is finally here. The week kicks off with the Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Click the green button above to view the Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am pairings, and make sure to check back often for tournament news and updates all week.

PHOENIX – Seven-time PGA TOUR winner Matt Kuchar, 2009 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Marc Leishman and six-time PGA TOUR winner Bill Haas and are among the final players to commit to play in 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.

The field for next week’s tournament is nearly set as three sponsor exemptions and three qualifying spots are still up for grabs.

PGA TOUR members had until 5 p.m. today to commit to play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Eligible players are assigned one of 34 PGA TOUR priority ranking categories based on their past performance on TOUR. The field will continue to change as players with higher priority rankings commit to play in the Open.

The 2018 field now includes 22 of the Top-50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking.  Jon Rahm (2) is the highest-ranked player currently in the field, which features four of the Top-5, five of the Top-10 and 11 of the Top-25 in the OWGR.  Other ranked players in the field include Jordan Spieth (3), Justin Thomas (4), Hideki Matsuyama (5), Rickie Fowler (7), Marc Leishman (13), Matt Kuchar (16), Alex Noren (19), Francesco Molinari (22), Charley Hoffman (23), Patrick Reed (24), Xander Schauffele (26), Daniel Berger (31), Kevin Chappell (32), Webb Simpson (38), Si-Woo Kim (40), Tony Finau (44), Kyle Stanley (45), Phil Mickelson (46), Zach Johnson (47) Brendan Steele (48), and Russell Henley (49).