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Tony Finau, Collin Morikawa among new commits to WM Phoenix Open

Jan 5, 2023, 1:18 PM
Tony Finau plays his shot from the tenth tee during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix...
Tony Finau plays his shot from the tenth tee during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 01, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, Max Homa and Tommy Fleetwood have committed to playing in the 2023 WM Phoenix Open, tournament chairman Pat Williams announced Thursday.

It’s the second wave of commitments for the tournament that will tee off on Feb. 9.

“Already the field for the 2023 WM Phoenix Open is shaping up to be one of the strongest in tournament history,” Williams said in a release. “The latest round of official commitments include some of the most recognizable and fan-favorite players on the PGA TOUR. We can’t wait to see them out at ‘The People’s Open’ in 2023.”

Morikawa will make his second appearance at the TPC Scottsdale event. He tied for 25th in 2020. The 25-year-old has two major victories, five wins and five second-place finishes in 77 PGA Tour outings. He’s finished in the top 25 in 38 of those events.

Finau will make his eighth appearance at the WM Phoenix Open. He was a runner-up in 2020, losing a playoff to Webb Simpson.

It will be Homa’s sixth time at TPC Scottsdale — he had a sixth-place finish in 2020. Fleetwood will make his WM Phoenix Open debut in 2023.

Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele and Sam Burns previously committed to play in the tournament this year.

Scheffler won the event last February en route to being named the 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year.

A field of 132 players will compete for an increased purse of $20 million, a $3.6 million first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

The annual tournament at TPC Scottsdale, which is the PGA’s most attended event on the tour, will take place from Feb. 6-12. The first round will commence on Thursday, Feb. 9 and a champion will be crowned on Sunday, Feb. 12.

The 2023 WM Phoenix Open will be the 88th edition of the tournament.

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