DESERT FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION OPEN PRESENTED BY UNITED RENTALS SET TO TEE IT UP MAY 16-19


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Tournament Director Ryan Pray confirmed today the 2022 Desert Financial Credit Union Open Presented by United Rentals is scheduled to tee it up May 16-19 at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale. Entering its sixth year, the Desert Financial Credit Union Open will feature a 54-hole tournament with a field of 156 players, with a cut to the low 50 players and ties after 36 holes, May 17-19. This year’s tournament has a minimum guaranteed purse of $125,000 – with $20,000 going to the winner.

Online registration opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, for past tournament participants at a special flash rate of $795. Regular online registration will open for all players on Friday, March 4, at 9 a.m. for $895. Entry fees include three tournament rounds, one practice round, a daily meal voucher and player tee gift. For more information or to register visit www.DesertFinancialOpen.com.

“We are excited to partner with Desert Financial Credit Union and United Rentals to host this premier golf tournament,” Pray said. We always have an extremely competitive field and expect the same this year, we can’t wait to see them tee it up in May at Talking Stick Golf Club.”

In just five years the Desert Financial Credit Union Open is making a name for itself as one of the premier professional golf tournaments in the State of Arizona. Past winners include Ryan Emery (2021), Zach Smith (2020), Brady Calkins (2019), Eric Ash (2018) and current PGA TOUR pro Joel Dahmen (2017).

The Desert Financial Credit Union Open Presented by United Rentals was created to provide a first-class competitive golf tournament for touring professionals, while also raising money to support Arizona Charities. The tournament will begin with a Pro-Am on Monday, May 16, to benefit the Desert Financial Foundation, followed by the three-day, 54-hole tournament, which will crown a champion on Thursday, May 19. For more information visit the tournament website at www.DesertFinancialOpen.com.

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ABOUT DESERT FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION

Desert Financial Credit Union, celebrating more than 80 years in Arizona, is the state’s largest local credit union with $6 billion in assets, 350,000+ members and 47 branches. Membership eligibility is open across Arizona with contactless solutions via eBranch, making it easy to call, click or come in. As a not-for-profit cooperative, Desert Financial takes pride in sharing success. In 2020, members received $14 million in dividends via the Member Giveback Bonus, and Desert Financial gave more than $5 million in COVID-19 relief plus donations, scholarships and Random Acts of Kindness to our members, community and team. Learn more about the credit union difference at Desert Financial Credit Union and find news and information @desertfinancial on Twitter.

Desert Financial Foundation is the sole sponsor of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital 1 Darn Cool School Program, which allows patients to experience a traditional classroom setting while in treatment. The accredited teaching staff works with more than 10,000 patients each year in the hospital classroom to help keep children academically on track and alleviate any anxiety about falling behind. 1 Darn Cool School provides year-round individual instruction for all students grades K-12 and even offers various art classes on Fridays known as “Fine Arts Fridays”.

Should patients not be able to leave their beds, teachers are able to visit patient rooms to provide academic assistance. Additionally, the teachers facilitate each patient's transition back to their regular learning environment once they are ready to leave the hospital. Phoenix Children’s Hospital has the distinction of being one of only a handful of hospitals in the country that provides schooling for patients.




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