Waste Management Open Highlights For Tournament

The 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest Show on Grass,” will be held at the TPC Scottsdale from January 30th to February 5th, 2012. 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.

Fan highlights in this year’s event include a new location for the popular Greenskeeper Tent. It is moving adjacent to the lake along the 18th fairway and 17th green, the Greenskeeper Tent will be the place to be and be seen. This exciting new and larger location is a great place to relax, discuss business or share a few laughs with clients, business associates and friends.

For the first time in tournament history, cell phones and other PDA’s will be allowed into the tournament. There are, however, a few restrictions; devices must be set on silent mode at ALL times while on tournament grounds and devices may be used for calls only in designated areas, which will be marked by signage. Designated cell phone zones (Verizon Zones) on tournament grounds include some, but not all, concession stands as well as skyboxes and hospitality tents. Plus, devices cannot be used as a camera or video recorder once play begins on Thursday (2/2/2012). Devices must not be in sight near the rope-line in teeing areas, on the fairway or near the green. If Patrons are not near the rope-line and well away from competitors, texting and emailing is permitted.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open has developed a FREE iPhone App. It may be downloaded for free at the iTunes online store. The App features tournament information, live scoring, tee times, news and the ability to send updates in the form of text messages.

The 2012 tournament will mark the 77th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the third as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. For more information on the Thunderbirds or the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open, call the Thunderbirds office at (602) 870-0163 or visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.

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