The commitment comes after Tryon ' who, at 17, recently became the youngest player to earn a PGA Tour card at qualifying school ' turned down an invitation from the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic one week earlier.
We are thrilled that he is going to be playing in our tournament, Phoenix Open chairman Scott Henderson told The Arizona Republic. He has received a lot of attention, and Im sure there will be a lot of interest from fans who want to see someone that young play as well as he does.
Because he is not yet 18, this is the fashion in which Tryon will be relegated to compete until he turns that magical age on June 2.
However, he is expected to receive numerous invitations, and can compete in up to seven events in the meantime.
Along with the youngster, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange also accepted an invitation on Wednesday. It will mark his first Phoenix Open since 1997.
The two golfers will join other such young guns in the Phoenix as Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Luke Donald and David Gossett.
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