Waste Management Phoenix Open returns Feb. 1 to Feb. 7 to TPC Scottsdale, hosting a limited number of fans–safely, socially distanced and masked up–for the 2021 tourney.
To the delight of Valley golf fans, it was recently announced that the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open will indeed take place Feb. 1 to Feb. 7 at TPC Scottsdale and host a limited number of fans (fewer than 5,000 fans each day, Wednesday through Sunday). “We have been working closely with the PGA TOUR and local health officials and are confident that we can safely host a limited number of fans for The People’s Open in 2021,” says tournament chair Scott Jenkins in a press release.
TPC Scottsdale is a 192-acre, open-aired facility that will allow for safe social distancing measures. Combined with COVID safety protocols, including the wearing of masks on-site, the stage is being set for a safe, scaled-back event.
General admission tickets are currently on sale for $100 per day for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; $125 for Friday and Saturday. Ticket orders will be limited to 10 per transaction. Fans can also now purchase individual daily tickets and weekly packages for the 16th Hole and Clubhouse hospitality venues.
An addition to the 2021 Phoenix Open is the Faces on 16 Program for charity. Fans have the chance to virtually be seen at the iconic 16th Hole during this year’s event via the new charity initiative. Placement of headshot images are $500 each for primary visibility and $250 for secondary visibility. Faces on 16 donor banner submissions will be authenticated by Waste Management Phoenix Open officials and checked for suitability for the program. All submitted images are subject to Faces on 16 Program rules, terms and conditions. Make a donation at www.WMPhoenixOpen.com/faces-on-16 before Jan. 15 to ensure your image will be ready for the 2021 event.
Proceeds from the Faces on 16 Program will directly benefit Arizona Helping Hands, Teen Lifeline, Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “The 16th Hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of most storied traditions in professional golf, and it was important to The Thunderbirds to allow fans the chance to continue those traditions, albeit in a virtual manner, along with donating money to four great causes,” says Jenkins in a press release.
Golfers first to commit to the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open include two-time tourney champ Hideki Matsuyama, World No. 8 golfer Xander Schauffele, 2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen and two-time MASTERS champion Bubba Watson.
The 2021 edition will mark the 86th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the 12th as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. To purchase tickets and for up-to-date details, visit wmphoenixopen.com.