One of the most anticipated yearly golf tournaments is set to return to the Valley from Jan. 26 until Feb 1. There are only 13 days left until thousands of fans flock to the Tournament Players Club Scottsdale to attend this legendary stop on the PGA Tour. Each year, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is the place to be, attracting golf fans and supporters from around the nation.
Before attending the tournament, there are a few ways one needs to prepare. Featured below are five helpful facts about the tournament every girls should know before attending. With these facts, you will not only look cute and know the “it” place to celebrate at night, but also impress golf fans with your Waste Management Phoenix Open knowledge.
What to Know:
For starters, one of the most exciting things about this year’s tournament are the golfing professionals attending. The tournament will house 132 players competing for a $6.3 million purse, the $1,134,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points. For the first time, golf legend Tiger Woods will make his debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woods last played in Phoenix in 2001.
One must also know a little history about this annual tournament. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the fifth oldest events on the PGA Tour. The tournament first took place in 1932. Since then, the tournament has attracted the likes of Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Brandt Snedeker, making it one of the top tournaments in the golf world. Below is Phil Mickelson holding his victory trophy from the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2013.
3. Hole 16
Hole 16 is transformed into a stadium accommodating 15,000 onlookers. This unique viewing opportunity gives fans an incredible view, along with creates a place for fans to show spirit.
After the sun sets, fans relocate to the Coors Light Birds Nest for an unparalleled nightlife scene. The Birds Nest features new artist each year, with a different artists each night. The event is a 21 and older event. For information on purchasing tickets, visit Coors Light Birds Nest’s website.
Thousands of volunteers make the annual tournament possible each year. This is a fun hands-on way to participate in festivities. Who knows? You might even get to meet the players! If you’re looking to volunteer, you can register by clicking HERE.
For additional information on tournament and ticketing, visit the tournament’s website.