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Andy Markham will chair WM Phoenix Open

Golfers practice Monday at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Photo by Albert Gossie

The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community, have named Andy Markham Tournament Chairman for the 2017 edition of “The Greatest Show on Grass”, which will be played January 30 – February 5, 2017, at TPC Scottsdale.  Additionally, The Thunderbirds announced that Carlos Sugich has been named Assistant… Read More →

Phoenix Open Green Out raises $100k

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The Waste Management Phoenix Open’s sixth annual Green Out raised $100,000 for three non-profit environmental organizations. For every person who wore green to the tournament on Saturday, The Thunderbirds donated $33,333 each to Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s “Change the Course,” Arizona Recycling Coalition and the Arizona Chapter of Solid Waste Association of North America (AZ SWANA). According… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosts military career event

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Register now for the 2016 BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event, taking place on Wed., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Attendance is free. Advance registration is required at http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitary16. Career opportunities and resources are being offered at this free event, which is open to all active-duty… Read More →

Arizona earns big from major sporting events

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When Clemson and Alabama meet in Monday night’s College Football Championship, the two teams and their fans will be contributing to Arizona’s national reputation as America’s best sports tourism market. We have teams from four big-time professional sports that call Arizona home, one of which is playoff-bound and has the whole state buzzing. (I’ve told… Read More →

Donate blood and get a Phoenix Open ticket

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Everyone who donates blood to the United Blood Services from Jan. 1 to 15 will receive a voucher for a free Waste Management Phoenix Open ticket to keep up with January’s high blood demands. The Thunderbirds, host of the Phoenix Open, partnered with the United Blood Services, because blood transfusions are required more in January… Read More →

Jim Nantz named an honorary Thunderbird

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Emmy-Award winning CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz was made an Honorary Thunderbird at a special induction ceremony held at Camelback Inn prior to the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tee-Off Luncheon. Nantz joins a select group of 34 other individuals who have been named Honorary Thunderbirds in the organization’s history,… Read More →

Waste Management Phoenix Open named best tourney

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The Waste Management Phoenix Open was honored by the PGA TOUR as the “PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year” for the 2014-15 season at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on December 3. The event also earned two additional awards including “Best Title Sponsor Integration” and “Best New Sales Product.” “On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community sponsors Phoenix Open

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Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, announced that the Ak-Chin Indian Community has signed on as the local Presenting Sponsor of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, starting with the 2016 tournament, which will be played Feb. 1-7 at TPC Scottsdale. The Ak-Chin Indian Community is the first local Presenting Sponsor in the history of… Read More →

Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Robin Thicke headline Birds Nest

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The 2016 Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment lineup is packed with prime talent as Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and Robin Thicke will take the stage at the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open entertainment venue. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, November 3 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, and at… Read More →

Thunderbirds eclipse $100 million in charitable giving

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Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, will hand out $9,060,731 to local charities through proceeds raised from the 2015 tournament, Thunderbirds Big Chief Danny Calihan announced at the Foundation for Blind Children. This is the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history, helping to reach a historic milestone of more than $100 million that… Read More →

Waste Management Phoenix Open advances sustainability

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Waste Management announced that the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third consecutive year. According to the Company’s WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving a zero waste validation, Waste Management improved the tournament’s overall sustainability results at the “Greenest Show on Grass” amid a record… Read More →

WM Phoenix Open tops $100 million in charity giving

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Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, announced that proceeds raised through the 2015 WM Phoenix Open will help them surpass the $100 million mark in charitable giving.  The exact charity dollars from the 2015 tournament are still being calculated and will be announced in a few months, but Tournament Chairman Danny Calihan verified that… Read More →

Spectator tips for WM Phoenix Open

Golfers practice Tuesday at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Photo by Albert Gossie

After hosting the Waste Management Phoenix Open over many years, the Thunderbirds have developed a few key spectator tips they think will help you enjoy “the greatest show on grass” even more. The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be held at TPC Scottsdale from January 26 to February 1, 2015. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended… Read More →

Phoenix Open most tech-friendly event on PGA Tour

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With a new and improved tournament mobile app and increased on-site Wi-Fi and cell coverage and capacity, the Waste Management Phoenix Open remains the most technology-friendly golf tournament on the PGA TOUR. Improved technology at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open includes: • More than a dozen new Wi-Fi wireless access points have been added… Read More →