Although I couldn’t bear calling it by its proper name in my post title, I should clarify that the Waste Management Phoenix Open is nearly here!!
Sponsors, gotta love ’em…
By returning to the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Scottsdale, this year marks the 25th consecutive year and the longest continuous stretch a Tournament Players Club has hosted a PGA TOUR event. While the first practice round begins on Monday, January 30th at 10:00am, this year’s main event starts on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:30am and will conclude with the fourth round of play beginning on Sunday, February 5th at 9:00am.
While Saturday is, historically, the most popular day of the golf tournament, tens of thousands of spectators are expected to pass through the front gate of the Phoenix Open on each of the four main days. Last year, the total attendance topped 364,000… So, if you’re planning to join the party this year, I suggest you buy your tickets soon and get there early!
Did I just use the words party and golf in the same paragraph?
I sure did. The TPC Scottsdale is considered by many to be the most fan-friendly venue on the PGA TOUR, and because of that, it consistently attracts the largest galleries of any golf tournament in the world.
What makes the TPC Scottsdale so fan-friendly?
I can think of a few reasons…
1. The Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent will host live music each night from Wednesday through Saturday by famous artists such as Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, the Grammy award winning Goo Goo Dolls, an 80s cover band named Flashback Heart Attack, and more.
2. The skybox seats surrounding the 16th Hole create the most unique stadium-like setting around any hole on any course in the world.
3. Don’t forget, the Phoenix Open is a PGA TOUR event, and that means you may spot a few Hall of Famers like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Vijay Singh, and Phil Mickelson.
4. And, of course, our warm Arizona winters! As of the writing of this post, the high temperatures during the Phoenix Open are forecasted to reach 73 degrees during the day with zero chance of rain!
Speaking of our beautiful, winter weather, it’s also a great time of year to buy a home in the Phoenix area. If you’ve thought about buying a second home or possibly your first rental property here, please give us a call or visit our Contact Us page!
For even more information about the tournament’s history and records that have been broken during the Phoenix Open, go visit the Statistics & Records Book here.