The Waste Management Phoenix Open commences on their 85th

85th edition of The Waste Management Phoenix Open arrived in Scottsdale on January 29.

This event featured lots of exciting experiences for golf fans. As soon as one arrived, from the parking lot to the entrance a specific help-guide and shuttle made sure all guests wouldn’t have to worry about being lost. 

Charles Koch spoke to Northeast Valley News about what specifically brings him to this event every year.

“Family brings me to this event because we’re from here and they are from Pennsylvania and we come because ‘The Open’ is a big party as well as a good time,” Koch said.

The WMO gets bigger every year and has a lot to offer to many people around the world. At this event one will find Public Venues like fan zones, where one can take pictures.   Concessionaires include TopGolf and Bottled Blonde Pizzeria and Beer Garden.

Alex Flores spoke to Northeast Valley News about her experience at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and who she is rooting for on the golf tournament.

“I’ve been coming here for the past 12 years, so it is just a tradition to watch golf, and I love the environment as well as I come to see Rickie Fowler play some golf I follow him” Flores commented.

54-hole leader Tony Finau shot a 9-under-par 62 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Webb Simpson into the clubhouse. 

WGR #446  Hudson Swafford finds himself tied for third, at -14, with 8-time PGA winner, J.B. Holmes, to begin Sunday’s final round. Swafford joined the PGA tour in 2014 and has one career victory at the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge.

World #9, Xander Shauffele tees off Sunday, tied at 13-under-par for the tournament, with Las Vegas, golfer, Scott Pieri and 2019 Desert Classic Champion, Adam Long.

Former Arizona State golfer and crowd favorite Jon Rahm 67-68-68 — 203  is part of the 10:21 group.  He’ll be paired with Luke List and Fargo, ND. golfer Tom Hoge.  Rahm is currently tied for 11th, with five other golfers.

Sunday’s leaders tee off #1 at Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale at 11:05.

Grounds Passes for Sunday’s final round are $45.   For more information visit their website.