Thanks to Ford, the official vehicle of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community, all fans will be admitted free of charge on Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31 to the Waste Management Phoenix Open as part of “Ford Free Days” courtesy of Arizona Ford Dealers. 

Monday’s schedule includes practice rounds by PGA TOUR players and the Coors Light Pro-Am, while Tuesday will include practice rounds, the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day, the popular Special Olympics Open and the PGA TOUR Wives Golf Classic.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Ford and happy to be able to once again offer free admission to our fans on Monday and Tuesday,” said Tournament Chairman Andy Markham.  “Ford shares our view of giving back to the community, which is what this tournament is all about.”

Additionally, beginning Monday, Jan. 16, anyone who takes a test drive at any participating Phoenix metro Ford Dealer will receive one free general admission ticket good any one day to the Waste Management Phoenix Open Wednesday – Sunday of tournament week.

 “The Arizona Ford Dealers are delighted to continue their partnership with the Waste Management Phoenix Open this year where once again the ‘Greatest Show on Grass’ will be supported by the greatest vehicles on earth,” said John Nissen, Chairman of the Arizona Ford Dealers.  “We are also particularly pleased to announce the continuation of the Second Annual Ford Free Days, and we hope that Valley residents take full advantage of the free admission to the tournament on Monday and Tuesday.”

As the official vehicle of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Arizona Ford dealers will be providing more than 150 courtesy vehicles during tournament week to transport PGA TOUR players, tournament officials and Waste Management Phoenix Open staff.  Those vehicles will go up for sale at the Phoenix metro Ford Dealerships following the tournament.

     “We recognize all of the good that comes back into Arizona communities because of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Thunderbirds Charities and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of a partnership that has helped so many right here in Arizona,” Nissen said.

The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest Show on Grass” and the “People’s Open”™, will be held at TPC Scottsdale from January 30-February 5.   The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2017 edition will mark the 82nd playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the eighth as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 250 “life” members.  Last year The Thunderbirds raised a record $9.3 million for charity and have eclipsed $111 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932.  For more information on the Thunderbirds or the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open, call the Thunderbirds office at (602) 870-0163 or visit