THE WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN BACK AGAIN FOR 85TH YEAR

January 27–February 2, 2020

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

The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community returns to Scottsdale January 27-February 2 for a week of fun-filled excitement, warm winter weather and world-class golf. This will be the 85th playing of “The People’s Open,” making it the fifth longest-running PGA TOUR event in the world.

Each year, thousands of visitors come to 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 shot at golf glory. The winner will take home nearly $1.3 million, but it pales in comparison to the extraordinary charitable contributions of The Thunderbirds. As the host, The Thunderbirds raised a record-breaking $13.2 million just last year alone, and an amazing $147 million in its 84-year history.

Keeping with tradition, The Thunderbirds spare no expense to improve fan experience at the event – always with the general-admission fan in mind. If you’re looking for the best place to watch golf at the WM Phoenix Open, the Ridge is where its at. The popular venue overlooking the par-3 12th hole formally known as El Rancho, will double in size for the third-straight year, featuring a 36,000-square-foot viewing platform providing food, drink and unimpeded views of three separate holes (6, 12 and 13).

Also new and exciting is the Kiva Club set in the desert area between 17 green and 10 fairway next to Bay Club. This double-decker general admission venue brings a luxury atmosphere to the general public with covered seating and perfect views of TPC Scottsdale’s most exciting holes.

The Stadium Stretch at TPC Scottsdale is becoming even more imposing for players hoping to finish in the winner’s circle. The two-story, arcum-style structure overlooking the east side of 18 fairway – new last year – will be cloned and placed on golfer’s left for the 2020 tournament.

If you thought The Thunderbirds couldn’t possibly do more with the iconic 16th hole, well, you’d be wrong. The south side of the coliseum will play host to an exclusive, ground-level hospitality venue called Aces Lounge that is situated immediately right of the tee box within whispering distance of some of the world’s most talented players.

The WM Phoenix Open will be played Thursday-Sunday (January 30-February 2), but there will still be plenty of things to see and do at TPC Scottsdale all week long. Monday is the Coors Light 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. 28, 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 Olympics 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 Diamondbacks manager Torrey Lovullo, country music star Dierks Bentley, Ken Griffey Jr., Michael Phelps, John Elway, Tim Tebow, Emmitt Smith and Antony Rizzo, who won the 2019 Shot at Glory.

Wednesday is also the first night of the Coors Light Birds Nest, a four-night music fest located inside an enormous tent across the street from the TPC Scottsdale. 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. This year’s star-studded lineup includes Country music star Miranda Lambert with special guest Cody Johnson to kick things off January 29. Bringing his flair and unique style to the stage is Thursday’s headliner G-eazy , one of the world’s hottest hip-hop artists. Friday features a friend of the Birds Nest stage Dierks Bentley with award-winning country tunes and undeniable appeal. And setting the 2020 Birds Nest off into the sunset is Saturday’s headliner Kygo, the next EDM superstar.

In addition to the incredible attendance, charitable donations and overall economic impact, the WM Phoenix Open also received the highest international award for sustainability in golf by becoming a GEO Certified event for the second-straight year. The event’s title sponsor, Waste Management, is an integral part of the sustainability efforts, and through their combined efforts with The Thunderbirds, achieved zero-waste status for the seventh-straight year. Waste Management diverted 100 percent of all tournament waste away from landfills and into renewable materials and energy, making the WM Phoenix Open the largest verified zero-waste event in the world. To celebrate this remarkable achievement, on Saturday, the tournament invites everyone to participate in the eighth-annual GREEN OUT. For every person who wears green on Saturday, The Thunderbirds will donate “green” to three sustainably focused charities.

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.

2020 WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN CALENDAR OF EVENTS (subject to change)

MONDAY, JANUARY 27
Practice Rounds for PGA TOUR pros only
9:30 a.m.
Coors Light Pro-Am,
TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
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 Scottsdale Champions Course Practice Range
11:00 a.m.
San Tan Ford Special Olympics Open
Located at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course Putting Green, the 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 29
8:30 a.m.
Annexus Pro-Am, TPC Scottsdale 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, JANUARY 30
7:30 a.m.
Waste Management Phoenix Open
1st round
3:30 p.m.
Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
7:30 a.m.
Waste Management Phoenix Open
2nd round
3:30 p.m.
Coors Light Birds Nest
entertainment tent opens

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
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 encouraged to wear green to support the green/eco-sensitive efforts
of the tournament

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2
9:00 a.m.
Waste Management Phoenix Open
4th round