2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Professional Golf Comes to Scottsdale, Arizona Each Winter

One of the first PGA tournaments of the year comes to Scottsdale, Arizona each winter. The Waste Management Phoenix Open has been dubbed the "Greatest Game on Grass" and is the best-attended golf tournament in the world.

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    Waste Management Phoenix Open Overview / Dates of the Next Tournament

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    A bit of history and some general details about this popular annual event in the Valley of the Sun. Every year something new is introduced at this popular golf tournament, and I'll outline those new features for you, too.

    Overview / Dates / What's New at the Phoenix Open

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    Map and Directions to the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale

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    The Waste Management Phoenix Open is played at TPC Scottsdale. That's in the northeast part of the Greater Phoenix area.

    Map and Directions to the Phoenix Open

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    Tickets, Parking and What To Bring

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    Here are some specifics about the Waste Management Phoenix Open, like how ticket cost, how to get tickets, where to park and guidelines for attending the event.

    Tickets / Parking / What To Bring

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    What's the Big Deal About the 16th Hole?

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    The 16th hole at the Waste management Phoenix Open is famous, or rather, infamous. It's more like a football stadium than a normal golf gallery. Find out more about this unusual hole, why some love it and some hate it, and how to get a seat there.

    The Phoenix Open 16th Hole / Can You Buy Tickets There?

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  • 05 of 10

    Waste Management Phoenix Open Tips

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    Find out where to stay, what to bring, what to wear, what to do, and when to do it. Knowing how the Waste Management Phoenix Open works will help you to enjoy it that much more!

    My Tips For Spectators

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    The Golf Course at TPC Scottsdale

    Actually, when the Waste Management Phoenix Open isn't in town, TPC Scottsdale is a public golf course. Yes, you can play it, too.

    About TPC Scottsdale

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    The Bird's Nest

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    After a long day of watching golf, the partying begins.

    The Bird's Nest: Tickets & Entertainment Lineup

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    Waste Management Phoenix Open Photo Gallery

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    ••• TPC Scottsdale is well laid out for spectators at the Waste management Phoenix Open. © Judy Hedding
    Enjoy these photos from previous years taken at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.

    Phoenix Open Photo Gallery
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  • 09 of 10

    What Will the Weather Be Like?

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    ••• Blazing Phoenix Sun. © Judy Hedding

    I don't know. I hope it's sunny, clear, with a very slight breeze. I hope there are no frost delays. I just can't predict, but I can share with you what the typical averages are for this time of year.

    Average Monthly Temperatures?

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    What is there to do when the day's golf is over? head to a sports bar, discuss the day's exciting golf moments, and then get ready for tomorrow!

    Scottsdale Sports Bars