SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Tournament Director Brian Vranesh announced today the renewed partnership with United Rentals as the Presenting Sponsor of the Desert Financial Credit Union Scottsdale AZ Open, which will be played May 21-24 at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale.
The tournament was a major success when hit the Valley of the Sun last year – in large part because of the attractive guaranteed $125,000 purse and affordable entry fees. The event attracted more than 140 touring professionals from all over the country. Joel Dahmen, PGA TOUR member for the 2017–18 season, won the inaugural tournament in 2017 by two shots over Douglas Quinones and Riley Arp.
“We see a lot of promise and growth with this tournament and really are excited to be a part of this partnership,” said Rob Bower, United Rentals Pacific West Region Vice President. “Last year’s tournament exceeded our expectations and we look forward to being an integral part of the growth of this great event that gives so much back to communities in the Phoenix area.”
“We have an aggressive growth plan for this tournament and having support from great sponsors like United Rentals is key for us to achieve those goals,” Vranesh said. “United Rentals is an official marketing partner with the PGA TOUR as well, so this is a natural fit for both organizations.”
Entering its second year, the Desert Financial Credit Union Scottsdale AZ Open will boast another guaranteed purse of $125,000 – with $20,000 going to the winner. The week will kick-off with a charity Pro-Am on May 21, followed by the three-day, 54-hole tournament, which will crown a champion on Thursday, May 24. Entry fees, qualifying information and other tournament details are posted on the tournament website at www.scottsdaleazopen.com.
ABOUT UNITED RENTALS
United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 997 rental locations in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 14,800 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,400 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $11.51 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at