It may be cold and wet in some parts of the world, but this week it is sunny and golf-friendly on the West Coast of the U.S. The Waste Management Phoenix Open kicks off with the first round on Thursday, February 2nd.
Last year, the tournament hosted a Green Out during Saturday’s round, raising $35,000 for Arizona Clean & Beautiful. During this round, Rickie Fowler tossed out green Monoline 210 Caps to fans decked out in green at the grandstand on the 16th hole. This year, the tournament will host another Green Out during the third round on Saturday, February 4th .
Ian Poulter will make his 2012 PGA Tour debut at the Phoenix Open, marking the first time he’ll wear his new NeoClassic ProType PUMA Golf shoes in a tournament. He tees off his first round with Bubba Watson and Gary Woodland at 12:25 PM MST.
Rickie Fowler, who finished T13 at the Farmers Insurance Open last week, will tee off at 8:06 AM MST ith Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson. Last week, fans participated in a flashmob towel twirl for Rickie on the 18th green of Friday's round, creating a sea of orange dedicated to him. Jonas Blixt (who is a rookie this year on the PGA Tour) tees off at 1:10 PM MST with Martin Flores and Seung-Yul Noh after finishing T22 at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open. Fans can watch the action from the first round on the Golf Channel from 4-7PM EST.
Lexi Thompson will be making her 2012 debut this week at the Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters. Last year, Lexi Thompson had two record breaking wins at the Navistar LPGA Classic and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, becoming the youngest professional to win on the LPGA, PGA and LET Tours. After her first record breaking win, Lexi was awarded her 2012 LPGA Tour Card after the age restriction was waived for her. Lexi tees off at 11:50AM and PUMA Golf Professionals Dewi Claire Schreefel and Lee-Anne Pace tee off at 12:00 PM and 12:40 PM respectively.
Johan Edfors will also be making his 2012 debut on the European Tour at the Commerical Bank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy Doha GC. Johan tees off at 12:10 along with Felipe Aguilar and Robert Derksen.
All of the PUMA Golfers will be wearing the new Spring Summer 2012 Collection from PUMA Golf, including new footwear like the Super Cell Fusion Ice, NeoClassic ProType, PG Tallula Golf Wmn’s and new colors in the Club 917. Some of the 2012 footwear features S2Quill technology with superior 360 traction, flexibility and pressure distribution. New apparel in the Spring Summer 2012 collection includes technologies such as COOLMAX All Season to keep you warmer in cooler weather or dry and cool in warmer weather; PURE by HeiQ Silver Anti-Microbial keeps you smelling fresh and most shirts have UPF 50+, an industry high in protection against UV Rays.
So go ahead, watch the PUMA Golf Team tear up the courses this week and then check out shop.puma.com or your local golf retailers to rock the looks you see on Tour.