It has been a few months since the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community took place at TPC Scottsdale, and the astonishing numbers are now in. The Thunderbirds, hosts of the event, raised a record $10,147,441 for local charities through proceeds raised from the 2017 tournament! Thunderbirds Big Chief Andy Markham announced at Phoenix Children’s Hospital that this is the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history, breaking last year’s record total of $9.3 million and the first time eclipsing $10 million in tournament history. 2017 also marks the third-consecutive year breaking the tournament record for charitable dollars raised in a single year.
The 2017 proceeds bring the total tally to more than $122 million raised for charities in Arizona in the event's history, dating back to 1932,
The 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community will be held at TPC Scottsdale Jan. 29 through Feb. 4, 2018.