Thursday was another picture-perfect day the TPC Scottsdale, with competition officially underway at the Waste Management Phoenix Open after a 1-hour frost delay. I got to the course around 10 a.m. and headed over to the putting green, however the morning groups were already out on the course, so the range and putting green were pretty deserted. However I did find Nike Athlete Scott Brown working on the putting green. Then I headed to the grandstands at 16 for a bit, then caught up with Carl Pettersson on 15. A nice approach shot left him a long 6o-foot put for eagle, but a great lag put left him a tap-in for birdie. He finished the day at -1, 6 back of leaders Ryan Palmer and Jason Dufner.
I then went back to the putting green, where the afternoon groups were getting ready to play, and I found Anthony Kim and Kevin Chappell there rolling putts. Later I caught up with Stewart Cink on his way to the 10th tee, it looks like he might have some VR_S equipment in his bag but I only got a quick glance. I also caught up with Kevin Chappel on the first tee, where he teed off with his VR Pro LE 3-wood.
I wasn’t able to get any pictures on Thursday (I didn’t have a photo pass), but I’m hoping to get one for Friday where I can shoot some more photos of the Nike Athletes. Check back tomorrow to see photos of the Nike Athletes in Friday’s round.