PHOENIX, Ariz. (December 28, 2017) – Golf fans attending this week’s Patriot All-America Invitational can win tickets to the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open courtesy of the tournament host Thunderbirds. The Patriot All-America Invitational, featuring top collegiate golfers from around the world, is being played December 29th – 31st at The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz. and is free for fans to attend.

The Thunderbirds, dressed in their navy-blue tunics, are volunteering at The Patriot All-America Invitational by announcing the collegiate golfers on the 1st and 18th holes. Fans interested in winning tickets to the 2018 WM Phoenix Open should approach a Thunderbird at The Patriot All-America and ask how they can win tournament tickets. The Thunderbird will then ask a simple golf trivia question and if answered correctly, the fan will win two Good Any Day tickets to the 2018 WM Phoenix Open. The number of WM Phoenix Open tickets to be given away at The Patriot All-America is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Featuring golf’s stars of tomorrow, The Patriot All-America Invitational is regarded as a top amateur event nationally. Current PGA TOUR stars who have played in The Patriot All-America during their college careers, include: Brooks Koepka (2011), Trey Mullinax (2011), Patrick Rodgers (2011), Justin Thomas (2011), Daniel Berger (2012), Brandon Hagy (2012), Ollie Schniederjans (2012), Richy Werenski (2012), Bryson DeChambeau (2013) and JT Poston (2014).

A field of 84 PING All-America golfers from all three NCAA Divisions, NAIA and NJCAA rankings as well as from universities outside the United States are competing in a 54-hole, stroke-play competition on The Wigwam’s famed Gold Course. Competitive rounds for the 2017 Patriot All-America will be played December 29, 30 and 31with a champion crowned at approximately 4 PM on New Year’s Eve. The event is free for fans to attend with food and beverage options available through the West Valley Mavericks and The Wigwam Resort.

The Arizona Golf Association (AGA), JDM Partners and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) partner with the Folds of Honor Foundation to host the 7th annual tournament. The tournament continues to receive tremendous community support by a variety of local businesses and organizations including The Thunderbirds, host organization of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the West Valley Mavericks civic group.

About The Thunderbirds

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 250 “life” members. In 2017, The Thunderbirds raised a record $10.1 million for charity and have eclipsed $120 million in charitable giving since their inception. For more information on The Thunderbirds or the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, call the Thunderbirds office at (602)870-0163 or visit