Waste Management is back! Here is everything you can expect with this ICONIC event.
The sun is back and the brief winter chill we experience in Arizona is ending. Event season is upon us. The Barrett Jackson Car Show concluded this past weekend, and we are now preparing for the event every Arizonian looks forward to, The 2024 Waste Management (WM) Phoenix Open.
For those unfamiliar with this ICONIC event, The WM Phoenix Open is a golf tournament located at TPC Scottsdale that takes place from February 8th to February 11th, with events hosted by the Waste Management Phoenix Open starting as early as February 3rd.
It’s more than just a tournament; people worldwide travel to Scottsdale to attend this entertaining event. Tents are placed around the course for spectators to enjoy the game of golf while basking in the high-energy environment and Arizona sunshine.
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“The atmosphere is Electric, especially on Saturday!” Tom King, Chairman of Waste Management’s host organization, the Thunderbirds, says. “Expect 200-250 thousand people in attendance on Saturday. Every day is special, from Dream Day on Monday to the sunset on Sunday. Each day represents special moments recognizing police, fire, military, helping kids, etc.”
The 2024 Waste Management Phoenix Open is hosted by the Thunderbirds, a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the WM Phoenix Open golf tournament. The Thunderbirds Charities Board consists of 15 board members from varying professional backgrounds.
King explains his experiences at the WM Phoenix Open,
“My first time attending was in 1992 as a student at ASU! I remember being able to have a beer and laugh while watching a golf tournament,” King says. “This will be my 17th year as a Thunderbird and 25th attending. Every year, we get excited to host the PEOPLE’S OPEN! Watching this grow has been the most rewarding thing ever! The amount of money raised makes the hard work worth it.”
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At the 2024 Waste Management Phoenix Open, you can watch the world’s top 30-60 golfers compete on one of the most ICONIC golf courses. There is also a lineup of musicians set to play into the night after the main event each day comes to an end. Musicians such as Post Malone, Duran Duran, and Kygo are scheduled to perform.
If you plan to attend the 2024 Waste Management Phoenix Open this year, here are a few things you can expect from the event, according to King. “For the first timers, eat a hearty breakfast, wear comfortable shoes and get ready to take in the people watching, drink a lot of water and bring sunblock,” he says.
Regarding the parking situation, unless you have purchased a pass prior, it is recommended that you book a ride share for easy transportation to and from the venue.
Whether you’re a vetted WM Phoenix Open attendee or it will be your first time at the event, stay safe, drink responsibly, and have fun!