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Know Before You Go: Security Procedures Enforced at 2015 WM Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open and the PGA TOUR continuously conduct reviews of its security procedures to make appropriate adjustments, when necessary, to provide the safest experience for both players and fans. In 2014, the PGA TOUR implemented a host of new security measures that will be in effect at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Tournament officials will work hard prior to the upcoming tournament to ensure that these enhanced security procedures are implemented seamlessly and that the public is aware of them prior to arriving at the main tournament entrance. Much of the TOUR’s new security policy will be implemented behind the scenes and will have virtually no impact on your experience as a spectator. So, as you begin to plan for the upcoming 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open please take the following into account. We’ve highlighted the key changes to the security policy below.


Bag Inspection:

  • Bag inspection will be performed at all Admission Gates while gates are open.
  • Opaque bags are not to exceed 6″x 6″x 6″ (in their natural state).
  • Clear tote bags, plastic, vinyl, or other carry items are not to exceed 12″x 6″x 12″.
  • Volunteers bringing additional items to their assigned shifts must use a clear bag that does not exceed 12″x 6″x 12″. All volunteers will pass through a security checkpoint prior to entering the golf course.
  • The tournament will provide approved clear plastic bags at the main tournament entrance & shuttle drop-off points.


Metal Detection:

  • Everyone attending the tournament is subject to search at the entrances and on the course at any time.
  • Metal detecting wands will be used at each entrance gate on everyone including volunteers, spectators,
    working staff, media, etc.


Prohibited Items Policy:

Prohibited Items List

  • No Prohibited items will be permitted on any shuttles
  • No Backpacks
  • No Chair Bags
  • No Lawn or over size chairs
  • No Seat Cushions
  • No pets except for service animals
  • No Bicycles
  • No opaque bags larger than 6”x6”x6” (in their natural state) will be permitted
  • No clear tote bags, plastic, vinyl, or other carry items larger than 12″x 6″x 12″ will be permitted
  • No Video Cameras at any time
  • No Cameras permitted after Wednesday
  • No Radios, Televisions, or other electronic noise producing items
  • No Whistles, Horns or Noise Makers
  • No Signs or Banners
  • No Alcoholic Beverages may enter or leave the Tournament
  • No outside Food or Beverages may enter the Tournament except for medical or infant needs
  • No Plastic, Metal, or Glass Cups, Cans or Containers of any kind except for medical or infant needs
  • No Coolers of any kind
  • No Weapons of any kind may enter the tournament including but not limited to fire arms or knives
  • No Computers or Laptops
  • No Fireworks
  • No Illegal Substances
  • No Laser Pointers
  • No Poles or Rods
  • No other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the PGA TOUR/Tournament Security Officials

Items Spectators will be allowed to bring into the tournament:

  • Bags (opaque) not exceeding 6″x 6″x 6″in their natural state
  • Clear tote bags, plastic, vinyl, or other carry items not exceeding 12″x 6″x 12″
  • All mobile phones, tablets and PDA’s must be on silent mode and used in accordance with the posted Mobile Device Policy
  • Sealed bottled water in approved bags
  • Still Camera without case and Lens smaller than 6″ (Monday – Wednesday only)
  • Umbrellas without sleeve
  • Collapsible chairs, without chair bags
  • Portable radios w/headset
  • Strollers, plastic baby bottles, and other baby supplies, (infant must be with carrier)
  • Binoculars without binocular case
  • An exception will be made for fans needing to bring medical supplies into the tournament. These medically necessary items will be permitted after proper inspection at one of the admissions gates

Non-Approved Bags

  • Backpack
  • Binocular Case
  • Camera Case
  • Clear Backpack
  • Tinted Plastic Bag
  • Printed Pattern Plastic Bag
  • Fanny Pack
  • Seat Cushion
  • Oversized Tote Bag
  • Diaper Bag
  • Mesh Bag
  • Purse

2 Responses to Know Before You Go: Security Procedures Enforced at 2015 WM Phoenix Open

  1. Aleta Drake Reply

    January 19, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Looking for parking or shuttle information. Thank you.

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