Celebrities, weather talk dominate Day 3 of Waste Management Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – For all the entertainment celebrities provided during Day 3 of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, an undercurrent of concern was present, too, about rain that could reveal itself this weekend.

It was only partly cloudy Wednesday but rain is forecast for Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

The famous 16th hole saw its first big crowd on Wednesday as fans piled in to see the pros and celebrities play the par 3. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley walks up the 11th fairway with his father, Charles Bradley, during his round in the Annexus Pro-Am. (Photo by John Mendoza/ Cronkite News)

Arizona Cardinal cornerback Patrick Peterson hits his tee shot on the 4th hole. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Former Arizona State Sun Devil Jon Rahm lets a child putt for him during the Annexus Pro-Am. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

The general admission seating by the green of the 16th hole filled up as the day went on. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Phil Mickelson was struggling to keep his new driver straight as the ball kept going left. This shot would end up in the water. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Among the pro athletes that participated in Wednesday’s Annexus Pro-Am was Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley with his caddie, like-bearded father, Charles, by his side. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was there, too, celebrating a new contract extension.

Concern remains about weather this weekend, especially for Saturday – always the most heavily attended day – when a 40 percent chance of showers is predicted during the day, reports the National Weather Service, and 90 percent at night.

Competition starts Thursday with the first group teeing of at 9:20 am.

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