The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, have named Scott Jenkins the chairman for the 2021 edition of “The People’s Open,” which will be played Feb. 1 – Feb. 7, 2021, at TPC Scottsdale. Michael Golding has been named assistant tournament chair for the event.
Jenkins assumes the role after serving last year as assistant tournament chairman alongside Tim Woods. He will guide The Thunderbirds in the planning and execution of every facet of the 2021 event, including sponsorship generation and renewals, security and safety, recruiting PGA Tour players to the event, community relations, logistics and development of on-course venues.
Jenkins is a partner with the law firm of Quarles & Brady and his practice focuses on commercial disputes and complex litigation. Additionally, he is chair of the firm’s local bankruptcy group and recruiting committee. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. He earned his law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law. He has been an active Thunderbird wince 2015. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, Brandi, and sons Will, 14, and Sam, 11.
Golding is a Pittsburgh native and earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech University before receiving is Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Baltimore. Golding then completed his Maxillofacial Surgery residency training at University of Miami in Florida before moving to the Valley. An active Thunderbird since 2015, Golding lives in Phoenix with his wife, Laura, and their two children, Olivia, 7, and William, 5.
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