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THE WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN IS THE PLACE TO BE IN EARLY FEBRUARY PRESENTED BY THE AK-CHIN INDIAN COMMUNITY

For schedule of events, go to: www.wmphoenixopen.com/spectator-info/calendar-of-events/

January 29-February 4, 2018

The 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community returns to Scottsdale January 29-February 4 for a week of fun-filled excitement, warm winter weather and world-class golf.

Each year, more than 600,000 people converge on the Valley of the Sun from all over the globe to see the PGA TOUR’s best tee it up at TPC Scottsdale for their share of the $6.9 million purse. And while the winner’s cut will be hefty, it pales in comparison to the extraordinary charitable contributions of The Thunderbirds. As the host, The Thunderbirds donated a record-breaking $10,147,441 just last year alone, and an amazing $122 million in its 82-year history.
As always, The Thunderbirds – hosts of the tournament – aim to continue to grow the event in new and exciting ways. This year, the Bay Club – an upscale lounge area overlooking 17 green – will be doubled in size. The ever-popular El Rancho on 12 will include new seating areas for fans looking to get tacos and tequila with their golf. And if that wasn’t enough, a new watering hole called the Craft Beer Haus at 7 will be featured on the west side of TPC Scottsdale where hardcore hop aficionados can taste test some of the finest craft beers around.

The WM Phoenix Open will be played Thursday-Sunday (February 1 – 4), but there will still be plenty of things to see and do at TPC Scottsdale all week long. Monday is the Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am where TOUR pros get in their first practice round with local business leaders and fans looking to live out their PGA TOUR fantasies. Tuesday, Jan. 30, will feature the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day activities located across the street at TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course practice range. The festivities include a junior clinic sponsored by PING, motivational speeches from PGA TOUR professionals and a trick-shot golf show. Additionally, the San Tan Ford Special Olympics Open will take place on Tuesday at TPC Scottsdale’s putting green, showcasing Special Olympian athletes, celebrities, sports stars and business leaders from the community.

Wednesday brings the ever-popular Annexus Pro-Am to TPC Scottsdale where fans can catch a glimpse of celebrities, rock stars, professional athletes, coaches and community leaders playing with the TOUR pros. Fans are encouraged to stick around at the 16th hole for the Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory. Past contestants of this unique closest-to-the-pin contest include Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, country music star Dierks Bentley, 13-time MLB All-Star Ken Griffey Jr., Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice, Jake Owen and Emmitt Smith.

Wednesday is also the first night of the Coors Light Birds Nest, a four-night music extravaganza located inside an enormous tent across the street from the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The Birds Nest, with its great music, beautiful patrons and enthusiastic partying, has earned near legendary status on the PGA TOUR offering a show totally unlike anything associated with professional golf.

On Saturday, the tournament invites everyone to participate in the seventh annual GREEN OUT. Players and fans are encouraged to wear green to showcase their support for the environment, the community and all that Waste Management is doing to solidify the tournaments status as not only the greenest event on the PGA TOUR, but also the most charitable. For every person who wears green on Saturday, The Thunderbirds will donate “green” to three charities including Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s “Change the Course,” Arizona Recycling Coalition and the Arizona Chapter of Solid Waste Association of North America (AZ SWANA).

With the conclusion of the final round on Super Bowl Sunday, a new champion will be crowned when he hoists the Crystal Thunderbird Trophy on the 18th green. Whether you’re a golf fanatic, prolific partier or concert connoisseur, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has something for everyone and is definitely the place to be in early February.


2018 WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MONDAY, JANUARY 29

Practice Rounds for PGA TOUR pros only
9:30 a.m.
Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am,
TPC Stadium Course

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

Practice Rounds for PGA TOUR pros only
10:00 a.m.
R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation
Dream Day Activities

  • Motivational Speeches by PGA TOUR Professionals
  • Trick Shot Show
  • Junior Golf Clinic Presented by PING
  • Located on the TPC Champions Course Practice Range

11:00 a.m.
San Tan Ford Special Olympics Open
Located at the TPC Scottsdale Putting Green, the San Tan Ford Special Olympics Open features Special Olympian athletes,
celebrities or sports stars and business leaders from the community. The event is open to all ticket holders and media and lasts about an hour.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

8:30 a.m.

  • Annexus Pro-Am, TPC Stadium
    Course

3:30 p.m.

  • Phoenix Suns Charities Shot
    at Glory, TPC Scottsdale 16th hole

3:30 p.m.

  • Coors Light Birds Nest
    entertainment tent opens
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

7:30 a.m.

Waste Management Phoenix Open

1st round

3:30 p.m.

Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

7:30 a.m.

Waste Management Phoenix Open

2nd round

3:30 p.m.

Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

9:00 a.m.

Waste Management Phoenix Open

3rd round

3:30 p.m.

Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens

ALL DAY GREEN OUT – everybody is encourages to wear green to support the green/ego-sensitive efforts of the tournament

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

9:00 a.m.

Waste Management Phoenix Open

4th round

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5

9:00 a.m.

Ewing Post Open,

TPC Stadium Course