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Tide on Tour: Waste Management Phoenix Open

Bud Cauley former Alabama men's golf standout

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – As the 2023-24 PGA TOUR season continues, four Alabama men’s golf alums will compete at the 2024 Waste Management Phoenix Open, which will be played Feb. 8-11, 2024, at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Highlighting the Crimson Tide quartet will be former standout Bud Cauley who is set to make his return to the PGA TOUR. Cauley, who is making his sixth career appearance at this weekend’s event, will make his first PGA TOUR start in three-and-a-half years (2020 Safeway Open).

Below is a look at which former Alabama men’s golfers will be competing at this weekend’s event.

Waste Management Phoenix Open Information

Event Info

Tournament: WM Phoenix Open

Course/Yardage: TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course)/par 71, 7,261 yards

Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Dates: February 8-11, 2024

Television Info

Networks: Golf Channel (Feb. 8-11) | NBC (Feb. 10-11)

Note: Rounds three and four will be televised live on Golf Channel (early) and NBC (late)

Thursday, Feb. 8

3-7p CT (Golf Channel)

Friday, Feb. 9

3-7p CT (Golf Channel)

Saturday, Feb. 10

12-2p (Golf Channel)

2p-end (NBC)

Sunday, Feb. 11

12-2p (Golf Channel)

2p-end (NBC)

Tide Players on TOUR

Alabama Qualified Participants: Bud Cauley, Lee Hodges, Davis Riley (WD), Robby Shelton and Justin Thomas

Bud Cauley

First Round Tee Time: 1p CT

Paired in Same Group: Sam Ryder and Thomas Detry

  • Makes his first PGA TOUR start since September of 2020 where he finished tied for 44th at the Safeway Open
  • Cauley has been mostly on the sidelines with a multitude of injuries suffered after a near-fatal car accident in 2018
  • Has played in the WM Phoenix Open five times prior, with his best finish coming in 2013, when he tied for 24th

Lee Hodges

First Round Tee Time: 9:37a CT

Paired in Same Group: Ryan Brehm and Adam Hadwin

  • Ranked 70th in the Official World Golf Rankings
  • Competed last week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am where he finished tied for 58th overall

Robby Shelton

First Round Tee Time: 2:39p CT

Paired in Same Group: Mark Hubbard and Ryan Fox

  • Competed at the Farmers Insurance Open Jan. 27, 2024, finishing tied for the 25th position overall

Justin Thomas

First Round Tee Time: 1:44p CT

Paired in Same Group: Adam Scott and Cameron Young

  • Ranked 19th in the Official World Golf Rankings
  • Has a pair of top-10 results in his last two tournaments, including a sixth-place result at last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach…


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