In February of every year, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, dubbed “The Greatest Show on Grass,” is held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It attracts thousands of people annually and raises millions of dollars for charities. The 2018 tournament broke the record of attendance when more than 720,000 golf fans watched the event in one week. These huge numbers speak volumes about the tournament and they also mean that you can expect to see some of the great golf names putting on Scottsdale grass.
Phoenix Open Golf and Charity
Perhaps there’s no feeling like doing something you enjoy, like watching your favorite sport, while knowing that a portion of the money you pay for the admission ticket goes to charitable work. Every year millions of dollars are raised during the tournament which go to charity organizations in Arizona. Since the hosts, Thunderbirds, took over the management of the WMPO in 2010, they have raised more than $68 million to help children, families, and people in need. In 2018, the money raised exceeded $12 million. Some of this money went to charity organizations such as UMOM and Tumbleweed with the aim of helping the homeless community in Arizona, as well as to Child Crisis Arizona, which provides a safe environment for children.
Most Popular Golf Tournament
If the numbers alone are an indication, then the Phoenix Open is without a doubt the most attended golf tournament in the world. Year after year new attendance records are broken, and the WMPO still holds the PGA Tour record for single attendance day. And of course, you can expect to see some of golf’s most illustrious names there. From Rickie Fowler to Phil Mickelson, the tournament draws golf champs and golf fans from all over the world.
When watching golf means you also get to help the community through charity, then the Waste Management Phoenix Open is a great success story. Tickets for the next tournament on February are available on their website. Call us today to find out more and to book your vacation rental in Scottsdale.