WM Phoenix Open FAQ's

COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

Know Before You Go

A PGA TOUR fan guide for everyone attending the 2022 WM Phoenix Open. CLICK HERE.

WM PHOENIX OPEN POLICIES

Alcohol Policy

No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto or taken from the Tournament grounds.

All fans purchasing alcohol, who appear to be less than 30 years old, must present a valid ID.

No alcohol will be served to guests who appear intoxicated.

There will be a two (2) drink limit per transaction.

 

Animals

NO Pets except for service animals.

Bag Search

For security purposes, you consent to the reasonable inspection of your person and property before entering the Tournament, which may include metal detection.

Fans are encouraged to limit the number of items they bring with them to the Tournament. They will be allowed to carry one (1) of the following style and size bag, package, or container:

• Bags that are clear plastic or clear vinyl and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag

• Purses, bags, or clutches no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”

Prohibited bags include but are not limited to: large purses, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, luggage of any kind, computer bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

See full list of prohibited items HERE.

This policy is not intended to interfere with guests attending with specific medical needs or guests caring for young children.

No bag check or locker services will be available. Patrons will be asked to return any prohibited items to their vehicle.

 

Banners & Signs

NO Signs or Banners are allowed at the Tournament.

 

Bottles, Cans & Beverage Containers

NO Alcoholic Beverages may enter or leave the Tournament.

NO outside Food or Beverages may enter the Tournament except for sealed bottled water and 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.

 

Cameras

No standalone photo or video cameras (outside of mobile devices) on competition days. Photo and video cameras are allowed practice days only (prior to Thursday of Tournament week).

 

Cell Phones

Mobile phones are allowed at the Tournament  but must comply with the following PGA TOUR Mobile Device Policy guidelines:

  • Devices must be on silent at all times; flash may not be used.
  • Devices may be used to capture video, audio and photos (content) in all areas throughout tournament week.
  • Content may be used for personal purposes (e.g., personal social media); no commercial use.
  • No live streaming or real-time coverage (e.g., no shot-by-shot coverage).
  • Data use (e.g., texting) is permitted in all areas throughout tournament week.
  • Phone calls are allowed only in designated areas.
  • Please be respectful of play and do not interfere with players, caddies or media.
  • All posted signage and instructions from tournament staff must be observed.
  • Failure to comply with this policy may result in the revocation of your ticket.
Children’s Tickets

Ages 15 and younger are free into tournament grounds but only those 3 years and younger will be permitted into the hospitality venues without a credential.

 

Clear Bag Policy

Clear Tote Bags, plastic, vinyl, or other carry items larger than 12”x 6”x 12” will NOT be permitted.

 

Corporate Hospitality Terms & Conditions

WM Phoenix Open 2023/Hospitality Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) apply when you (“Purchaser”) purchase from The Thunderbirds any hospitality package and related benefits  (the “Hospitality Package”) at the WM  Phoenix Open Golf Tournament (the “Tournament”) commencing on February 6, 2023 (the “Tournament Week”) at the TPC Scottsdale Golf Course located in Scottsdale, Arizona (the “Golf Site”) through the website – https://wmphoenixopen.com (the “Website”) or through The Thunderbirds.  The Thunderbirds will only sell Hospitality Packages on these Terms and Purchaser’s acceptance of these Terms is a condition to the purchase of a Hospitality Package.  These Terms shall not apply to and shall not amend in any manner any separate Sponsorship Agreement or other agreement entered into by The Thunderbirds with a third party related to hospitality or other sponsor benefits set forth in such separate agreement.

  1. Acceptance; Entire Agreement. All purchases of a Hospitality Package are governed exclusively by these Terms.  These Terms, together with the Order and Email Order Acknowledgement or similar form issued by The Thunderbirds and referencing these Terms (collectively, the “Agreement“) constitute the entire agreement between The Thunderbirds and Purchaser pertaining to the Hospitality Package, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions, understandings or agreements between the parties.

 

  1. Hospitality Package; Payment Terms; Changes related to Health and Safety. The Thunderbirds agree to provide Purchaser with the Hospitality Package for the Tournament in return for payment by Purchaser of the price set forth in the Transaction communication with Purchaser.  No refunds will be made to Purchaser with the exception of the provisions set forth in Section 6  The Thunderbirds reserve the absolute right to cancel the Agreement in the event Purchaser fails to pay any fee in a timely manner and Purchaser shall forfeit any rights to use and occupy the Hospitality Space pursuant to the License granted pursuant to Section 4 below.  If Purchaser fails for any reason (with the exception of excuse of performance for a Force Majeure Event as set forth in Section 6 below) to occupy or use the Hospitality Space during the Tournament, no refund of fees shall be made and all fees required pursuant to the Agreement, including any disbursements or expense incurred by The Thunderbirds in connection therewith, shall be retained by The Thunderbirds as liquidated damages and not by way of penalty.  The availability of the purchased Hospitality Package may be limited or restricted for use and the number of daily credentials and general admission tickets, as applicable, may be reduced or limited based upon PGA Tour guidelines or federal and/or state restrictions, orders, regulations, or guidance related to health and safety, including as a result of Covid-19.

 

  1. Term. The term of the Agreement (“Term”) shall commence as of the date Purchaser is invoiced for the applicable Hospitality Package and shall terminate, unless terminated earlier as provided for herein, as of the conclusion of the Tournament and Purchaser’s right to occupy the Hospitality Space.  All payments made by Purchaser in connection with the purchase of a Hospitality Package shall be non-refundable except as provided in Section 6 dealing with the cancellation of the Tournament due to a Force Majeure Event.

 

  1. Grant of License. In connection with the purchase of the Hospitality Package and payment of the applicable fee, The Thunderbirds hereby grant to Purchaser a temporary and conditional license (the “License”) for access to the hospitality space (the “Hospitality Space”) and the Golf Site applicable to the Hospitality Package purchased by Purchaser at the Golf Site.  Purchaser and its guests’ right to access to the Hospitality Space and the Golf Site pursuant to the License granted herein shall be during the daily hours of the Tournament Week (“Hours of Occupancy”).  Hours of Occupancy are subject to change based upon tee times and TV broadcast times as determined by The Thunderbirds and the PGA Tour.  Purchaser and its guests will completely vacate the Hospitality Space and the Golf Site by the end of the Hours of Occupancy.  Purchaser acknowledges that access pursuant to the License to the Hospitality Space and the Golf Site is limited to the Hours of Occupancy.  The Thunderbirds shall have the right to assign where the Hospitality Space is located at the Golf Site, as applicable, based upon the Hospitality Package purchased by Purchaser.  The Thunderbirds shall have the right to control the use and occupancy of the Hospitality Space and all other portions of the Golf Site at all times.  In connection with the Hospitality Space and the License granted to Purchaser, Purchaser agrees to (a) comply with the Tournament’s ticket and/or wristband policy for all Purchaser’s guests; (b) use the Hospitality Space in a safe and peaceful manner; (c) not to cause any disturbance to interfere with other Hospitality Space or other guests’ enjoyment of the Tournament; (d) use the Hospitality Space consistent with the degree of decorum and respectful behavior appropriate for a PGA Tour event; and (e) surrender and/or vacate the Hospitality Space, as applicable, at the end of the Term and leave the Hospitality Space and the furnishings in the same condition in which they existed at the date of the commencement of the term (ordinary wear and tear excepted).

 

  1. Use of WMPO Trademarks. Purchaser acknowledges that Purchaser shall not use the WM  Phoenix Open name or logo, or any other trademark owned by The Thunderbirds for any purpose without the prior written consent of The Thunderbirds.

 

  1. Excuse of Performance (Force Majeure Event). If the Tournament is terminated or cancelled prior to commencement of the Tournament or during the Tournament Week due to a Force Majeure Event, The Thunderbirds shall be excused from performance of the Agreement and the granting of the License for access to the Hospitality Space and the Golf Site.  A Force Majeure Event shall mean an event beyond the reasonable control of The Thunderbirds, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, including an act of God, severe weather, war, act or omission of any government authority, including any order, rule, regulation or advisory that impacts, cancels or limits the playing of the Tournament, disaster, fire, flood, accident or other casualty, strike or threat of strike, civil disorder, act and/or threat of terrorism, curtailment of transportation services or facilities, epidemic, pandemic, quarantine, virus outbreaks, shortages of supplies, power or other infrastructure, or any other event or circumstance not within the control of the Thunderbirds, whether similar or dissimilar to any of the foregoing, making it illegal, impossible or impracticable to hold, or reschedule the Tournament and/or provide the Hospitality Space to Purchaser.  Purchaser acknowledges that if the current Covid-19 pandemic results in a cancellation of the Tournament for public health and safety, including due to government order or regulation, and the Tournament is not rescheduled, this shall constitute a Force Majeure Event and the Thunderbirds shall be excused from performance under the Agreement.  Purchaser acknowledges that if the Tournament is rescheduled and if the Hospitality Space is provided to Purchaser by The Thunderbirds, then Purchaser shall be obligated to perform its obligations under the Agreement.  In the event the Tournament is cancelled prior to the commencement of the Tournament and not rescheduled based upon a Force Majeure Event, Purchaser shall be entitled to a return of the amount paid for the Hospitality Package.

 

  1. No Warranties. No representation, warranties or agreements, oral or written, expressed or implied, have been made by either party hereto with respect to the Agreement, the Hospitality Package or the Hospitality Space, except as are expressly stated herein. Although the Hospitality Space and the food and beverage services provided to Purchaser pursuant to the Agreement are obtained from sources believed to be reliable, they are provided “as is”, with no warranty, including, but not limited to, a warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

 

  1. Remedies. In the event of any breach of the Agreement by The Thunderbirds, the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy shall not exceed the amount paid for the Hospitality Package.  Neither party shall be liable for any incidental or consequential damages resulting from the breach of the other party hereunder.  The Thunderbirds will not be responsible for any costs of collection, including legal fees and costs and Purchaser will reimburse The Thunderbirds for any fees paid by The Thunderbirds in connection therewith.

 

  1. Acknowledgements of Covid-19 & Other Risks. Purchaser fully understands that (1) the novel coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19 and any resulting disease is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death, and there is an inherent danger and risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people are present; (2) no health and safety policies, assessments, precautions and/or protocols that will be implemented from time to time at the Tournament and Golf Site by local, state and federal governmental agencies; the Thunderbirds, PGA Tour, and/or TPC Scottsdale can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19; (3) while people of all ages and health conditions can be and have been adversely affected by COVID-19, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health authorities (i) people with certain underlying medical conditions are or may be especially vulnerable, and (ii) the risk of severe illness from the contraction of COVID-19 increases steadily with age, and contracting COVID-19 can result in the further transmission of COVID-19 to Purchaser’s family members, and other persons in proximity to Purchaser; and (4) exposure to COVID-19 can result in subsequent quarantine, illness, disability, other short-term and long-term physical and/or mental health effects, and/or death, regardless of age or health condition at the time of exposure and/or infection.

 

  1. Wavier/Indemnification. Purchaser waives any and all claims and Purchaser shall fully indemnify, hold harmless and defend (collectively “indemnify” and “indemnification”) The Thunderbirds and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and affiliates (collectively, “The Thunderbirds Indemnified Parties”) from and against all claims, demands, actions, lawsuits, damages, liabilities, losses, settlements, judgements, costs and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs), whether or not involving a third party claim, which arises out of or relates to: (i) any breach of any representation or warranty of Purchaser contained in the Agreement, (ii) any breach or violation of any covenant or other obligation or duty of Purchaser under the Agreement or under applicable law, (iii) any injury or damage occurring in or about the Hospitality Space (with the exception of any injury or damage which is directly attributed to the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of The Thunderbirds Indemnified Parties, or (iv) any breach or default on the part of Purchaser in the performance of any covenant to be performed pursuant to the Agreement, or under applicable law, except to the extent caused by the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of any of The Thunderbirds Indemnified Parties.  Purchaser assumes all risk and liability for the use and the operation of the Hospitality Space (including the risks related to Covid-19 as provided in Section9) and the loss or damage of Purchaser’s personal property arising from any action attributable to Purchaser, its agents, employees, or other persons invited or admitted to the Hospitality Space by Purchaser.  Purchaser acknowledges that The Thunderbirds are not responsible for Purchaser’s property or the property of others.

 

  1. Insurance. Purchaser shall, at its own expense, while the Agreement is in effect, maintain a comprehensive general liability insurance policy with one or more carriers of recognized standing with limits of liability of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence covering all property damage and personal injury arising out of activities related to the Agreement and the License granted herein.  Purchaser waives all rights of recovery against The Thunderbirds and its respective officers, directors, employees and agents for all injury to persons or loss or damage to Purchaser, its property, or the property of others, which is insured against or covered by any insurance benefiting Purchaser or which was required to be so insured or covered as provided in this Section 11.

 

  1. Miscellaneous Provisions. (a) The Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and shall be deemed to have been executed under and subject to and constructed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona; (b) The terms of the Agreement may not be changed or modified unless agreed to in writing and signed by both parties; (c) The Agreement and any rights herein shall not be assigned, sublicensed, or otherwise transferred (in whole or in part) by Purchaser without the prior written consent of The Thunderbirds and any attempt by Purchaser to assign, sublicense, or other transfer, whether voluntary or by operation of law, shall be void and of no force and effect; (d) If any term, covenant, condition or provision of the Agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall to any extent be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the Agreement or application of such term or provision to any person or circumstance other than those as to which it is held invalid or unenforceable, shall not be affected thereby, and each term, covenant, condition, or provision of the Agreement shall be valid and shall be enforced to the fullest extent provided by law; (e) The Agreement shall be deemed to supersede all prior agreements and understandings between the parties in respect to the subject matter addressed in the Agreement; (f) The Thunderbirds reserve the right to terminate the Agreement, effective upon ten (10) days prior written notice to Purchaser if Purchaser shall file in any court pursuant to any statute of either the United States or any state, a petition of bankruptcy or insolvency, or for reorganization, or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee of all or a substantial portion of Purchaser’s property or if Purchaser makes an arrangement for the benefit of creditors, or a petition in bankruptcy is filed against Purchaser; (g) All obligations arising prior to the termination of the Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement, including the provisions of Sections 8 and 10; and (h) The Thunderbirds reserve the right to remove any person who interferes with others at the Tournament and to exercise this authority through its agents or appropriate law enforcement officials.

Dress Code

Check The Weather

Check the weather forecast before you visit the Waste Management Phoenix Open and dress appropriately. Expect cool mornings and sunny afternoons, so dressing in layers is the best idea.

Must-Have Items: Sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes and binoculars

Fan Code of Conduct

Golf Etiquette 101

Spectators will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breaches of etiquette:

Making rude, vulgar, or other inappropriate comments or gesture.

Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials, or spectators

Distracting a player or any disruption of play, behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe, or illegal in nature

Failing to follow the instruction of a championship official, volunteer, or security personnel.

Have A Plan

There are basically two ways to watch a golf tournament. “Parade Style” is where you pick a spot and watch the field pass by or “Cross-Country Style” is where you follow a particular player or group around the course.

Arrive Early

Arrive early to reserve a spot, especially if you plan on watching the tournament “Parade Style.” On Thursday and Friday, groups are simultaneously started on the first and tenth holes. Most people watch the action on the back nine holes which may give you the opportunity to get a better view of the players on the front nine.

Updated PGA TOUR Autograph Policy

Autographs can only be obtained at designated Autograph Zones. On-course autographs are not permitted. This includes, but not limited to, tees, fairways, greens and practice areas during practice rounds and tournament rounds. No memorabilia can be brought into the tournament including pin flags, photos, trading cards, balls and other sports memorabilia.

Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

Spectators will be alerted to weather that tournament officials identify as potentially dangerous. Weather warnings will be broadcast on the electronic leader boards that are located throughout the golf course. Spectators should take appropriate precautions upon observing any weather warnings and avoid hilltops/high places, golf carts, isolated trees and wire fences.

A prolonged blast on an air horn, repeated once, will indicate that tournament play has been suspended, all attendees should seek safe shelter immediately. Two short blast of an air horn, repeated once, will indicate play has resumed.

Metal Detectors / Wanding Procedures

Everyone attending the Tournament is subject to search at the entrances and on the course at any time.

• Walk-through metal detectors will be used at each entrance gate for everyone including volunteers, spectators, working staff, media, etc.

• Everyone will be subject to thermal scanning upon entry

Prohibited Items & Behavior

Items that are prohibited from being brought into the tournament include:

Please review the full list of Prohibited items HERE.

Refer to list of Permissible Items HERE.

Any misconduct, illegal activity, intoxication, use of illegal substance, breaches of etiquette, disruptive behavior, heckling, or violation of any rule or instruction of Tournament representatives or violation of this license is prohibited and shall be grounds for forfeiture of your ticket and for your removal from the premises.

The sale or give-away of tournament tickets and badges at the tournament site is prohibited except by Thunderbirds.

Re-Entry

NO Re-Entry is allowed at the Tournament

Smoking

Smoking is allowed on Tournament grounds except where signage states it is prohibited.

Ticket Terms & Conditions

WM Phoenix Open 2023 Ticket Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) apply when you (“Purchaser”) purchase from The Thunderbirds any Admission Tickets and related benefits  (the “Tickets”) at the WM Phoenix Open Golf Tournament (the “Tournament”) commencing on February 6, 2023 (the “Tournament Week”) at the TPC Scottsdale Golf Course located in Scottsdale, Arizona (the “Golf Site”) through the website – https://wmphoenixopen.com (the “Website”) or through The Thunderbirds.  The Thunderbirds will only sell Tickets on these Terms and Purchaser’s acceptance of these Terms is a condition to the purchase of Tickets.

  1. Acceptance; Entire Agreement. All purchases of Tickets are governed exclusively by these Terms.  These Terms, together with the Order and Email Order Acknowledgement or similar form issued by The Thunderbirds and referencing these Terms (collectively, the “Agreement“) constitute the entire agreement between The Thunderbirds and Purchaser pertaining to the Tickets, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions, understandings or agreements between the parties.

 

  1. Tickets; Payment Terms; Changes related to Health and Safety. The Thunderbirds agree to provide Purchaser with Tickets for the Tournament in return for payment by Purchaser of the price set forth in the Transaction communication with Purchaser.  No refunds will be made to Purchaser with the exception of the provisions set forth in Section 6  The Thunderbirds reserve the absolute right to cancel the Agreement in the event Purchaser fails to pay any fee in a timely manner and Purchaser shall forfeit any rights to Tickets pursuant to the License granted pursuant to Section 4 below.  If Purchaser fails for any reason (with the exception of excuse of performance for a Force Majeure Event as set forth in Section 6 below) to use Tickets during the Tournament, no refund of fees shall be made and all fees required pursuant to the Agreement, including any disbursements or expense incurred by The Thunderbirds in connection therewith, shall be retained by The Thunderbirds as liquidated damages and not by way of penalty.  The availability of the purchased Tickets may be limited or restricted for use, may be reduced or limited based upon PGA Tour guidelines or federal and/or state restrictions, orders, regulations, or guidance related to health and safety, including as a result of Covid-19.

 

  1. Use of WMPO Trademarks. Purchaser acknowledges that Purchaser shall not use the WM Phoenix Open name or logo, or any other trademark owned by The Thunderbirds for any purpose without the prior written consent of The Thunderbirds.

 

  1. Excuse of Performance (Force Majeure Event). If the Tournament is terminated or cancelled prior to commencement of the Tournament or during the Tournament Week due to a Force Majeure Event, The Thunderbirds shall be excused from performance of the Agreement and the granting of the License for access to Tickets and the Golf Site.  A Force Majeure Event shall mean an event beyond the reasonable control of The Thunderbirds, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, including an act of God, severe weather, war, act or omission of any government authority, including any order, rule, regulation or advisory that impacts, cancels or limits the playing of the Tournament, disaster, fire, flood, accident or other casualty, strike or threat of strike, civil disorder, act and/or threat of terrorism, curtailment of transportation services or facilities, epidemic, pandemic, quarantine, virus outbreaks, shortages of supplies, power or other infrastructure, or any other event or circumstance not within the control of the Thunderbirds, whether similar or dissimilar to any of the foregoing, making it illegal, impossible or impracticable to hold, or reschedule the Tournament and/or provide the Tickets to Purchaser.  Purchaser acknowledges that if the current Covid-19 pandemic results in a cancellation of the Tournament for public health and safety, including due to government order or regulation, and the Tournament is not rescheduled, this shall constitute a Force Majeure Event and the Thunderbirds shall be excused from performance under the Agreement.  Purchaser acknowledges that if the Tournament is rescheduled and if the Tickets are provided to Purchaser by The Thunderbirds, then Purchaser shall be obligated to perform its obligations under the Agreement.  In the event the Tournament is cancelled prior to the commencement of the Tournament and not rescheduled based upon a Force Majeure Event, Purchaser shall be entitled to a return of the amount paid for the Tickets.

 

  1. No Warranties. No representation, warranties or agreements, oral or written, expressed or implied, have been made by either party hereto with respect to the Agreement, the Tickets, except as are expressly stated herein. Although the Tickets provided to Purchaser pursuant to the Agreement are obtained from sources believed to be reliable, they are provided “as is”, with no warranty, including, but not limited to, a warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

 

  1. Remedies. In the event of any breach of the Agreement by The Thunderbirds, the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy shall not exceed the amount paid for the Tickets.  Neither party shall be liable for any incidental or consequential damages resulting from the breach of the other party hereunder.  The Thunderbirds will not be responsible for any costs of collection, including legal fees and costs and Purchaser will reimburse The Thunderbirds for any fees paid by The Thunderbirds in connection therewith.

 

  1. Acknowledgements of Covid-19 & Other Risks. Purchaser fully understands that (1) the novel coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19 and any resulting disease is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death, and there is an inherent danger and risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people are present; (2) no health and safety policies, assessments, precautions and/or protocols that will be implemented from time to time at the Tournament and Golf Site by local, state and federal governmental agencies; the Thunderbirds, PGA Tour, and/or TPC Scottsdale can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19; (3) while people of all ages and health conditions can be and have been adversely affected by COVID-19, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health authorities (i) people with certain underlying medical conditions are or may be especially vulnerable, and (ii) the risk of severe illness from the contraction of COVID-19 increases steadily with age, and contracting COVID-19 can result in the further transmission of COVID-19 to Purchaser’s family members, and other persons in proximity to Purchaser; and (4) exposure to COVID-19 can result in subsequent quarantine, illness, disability, other short-term and long-term physical and/or mental health effects, and/or death, regardless of age or health condition at the time of exposure and/or infection.

 

  1. Wavier/Indemnification. Purchaser waives any and all claims and Purchaser shall fully indemnify, hold harmless and defend (collectively “indemnify” and “indemnification”) The Thunderbirds and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and affiliates (collectively, “The Thunderbirds Indemnified Parties”) from and against all claims, demands, actions, lawsuits, damages, liabilities, losses, settlements, judgements, costs and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs), whether or not involving a third party claim, which arises out of or relates to: (i) any breach of any representation or warranty of Purchaser contained in the Agreement, (ii) any breach or violation of any covenant or other obligation or duty of Purchaser under the Agreement or under applicable law, (iii) any injury or damage occurring in or about the Tournament grounds (with the exception of any injury or damage which is directly attributed to the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of The Thunderbirds Indemnified Parties, or (iv) any breach or default on the part of Purchaser in the performance of any covenant to be performed pursuant to the Agreement, or under applicable law, except to the extent caused by the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of any of The Thunderbirds Indemnified Parties.

 

  1. Miscellaneous Provisions. (a) The Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and shall be deemed to have been executed under and subject to and constructed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona; (b) The terms of the Agreement may not be changed or modified unless agreed to in writing and signed by both parties; (c) The Agreement and any rights herein shall not be assigned, sublicensed, or otherwise transferred (in whole or in part) by Purchaser without the prior written consent of The Thunderbirds and any attempt by Purchaser to assign, sublicense, or other transfer, whether voluntary or by operation of law, shall be void and of no force and effect; (d) If any term, covenant, condition or provision of the Agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall to any extent be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the Agreement or application of such term or provision to any person or circumstance other than those as to which it is held invalid or unenforceable, shall not be affected thereby, and each term, covenant, condition, or provision of the Agreement shall be valid and shall be enforced to the fullest extent provided by law; (e) The Agreement shall be deemed to supersede all prior agreements and understandings between the parties in respect to the subject matter addressed in the Agreement; (f) The Thunderbirds reserve the right to terminate the Agreement, effective upon ten (10) days prior written notice to Purchaser if Purchaser shall file in any court pursuant to any statute of either the United States or any state, a petition of bankruptcy or insolvency, or for reorganization, or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee of all or a substantial portion of Purchaser’s property or if Purchaser makes an arrangement for the benefit of creditors, or a petition in bankruptcy is filed against Purchaser; (g) All obligations arising prior to the termination of the Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement, including the provisions of Sections 8 and 10; and (h) The Thunderbirds reserve the right to remove any person who interferes with others at the Tournament and to exercise this authority through its agents or appropriate law enforcement officials.

WM PHOENIX OPEN INFO

ADA / Accessibility
  • Handicap parking is located in Lot 4 directly across from the Main Tournament Entrance. Your vehicle will need to display a handicap placard for entry.
  • Handicap seating area located on 18.
  • Scooters will be available to rent at the WMPO and located inside the front gates at the Expo Tent.
  • ADA viewing area at 18 Green.
  • Elevators located at: e18hteen (first floor access), Cove (first floor access), Bay Club (first floor access), 16 (main level access), and Scorekeeper (first and second level access).

Address

TPC Scottsdale

17020 North Hayden Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Between Scottsdale Road and the Loop 101 Freeway (Pima Road), north of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Detailed maps are available in the “Course” or “Directions & Parking” sections of this website.

Albertsons / Safeway Promotion

The ENTRY CODE to redeem your discounted tickets from your Albertsons or Safeway purchase can be found on your Albertsons or Safeway receipt. To purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE.

ATMs

ATM’s are onsite — see Course Map for locations.

Bicycle and Motorcycle Parking

Fans riding bicycles to the WM Phoenix Open can park and lock them at the City of Scottsdale pavilion in the park between Lots 3 and 4. Motorcycle riders without a parking pass should follow signs for public parking.

 

Concessions

Concession stands are located throughout the tournament grounds. See map HERE.

Concessions are cashless.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card & American Express are accepted.

No one is permitted to consume food or beverage within 10 ft. of the rope line or the first two rows of seating at hospitality venues on or near the rope line.

Spectators can carry their food & beverage in-hand, but not actively consume.

 

Daily Pairings

How can I find out what time my favorite players tee off?

Daily pairings will be published in the daily newspaper sports sections and will also be posted on the PGATour.com website. Thursday and Friday pairings are determined before the tournament starts, with each golfer playing one day in the morning and the other day in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday pairings are based on a player’s score, with the leaders teeing off last.

Directions and Parking

Where do I park?

Click HERE for parking information and directions.

Transportation Companies

Visit the Experience Scottsdale website for a complete list of transportation options.

Entrance

Main Entrance is located off of Bell Rd., East of Greenway Hayden Loop

See Course Map for more details CLICK HERE.

Gate Opening Times

Gates open at 7am every day.

Hospitality venues open at 9am.

  • Every guest will need a wristband to be permitted into the hospitality venue, including children over 3 years of age.

Guest Services

The WM Phoenix Open is a CASHLESS event. Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card & American Express are accepted by Will Call and concession stands.

 

Know Before You Go

A PGA TOUR fan guide for everyone attending the 2022 WM Phoenix Open. CLICK HERE.

Players in the Field

Who is playing in this year’s WM Phoenix Open?

CLICK HERE to see the list of who is playing in the 2022 WM Phoenix Open. The field will continually be updated through tournament week.

 

Pro-Am Events

Monday, February 1 – Carlisle Pro-Am

Practice Rounds for PGA TOUR pros only

8:30 a.m. — Carlisle Pro-Am, TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course

Wednesday, February 3 – Annexus Pro-Am

8:30 a.m. — Annexus Pro-Am, TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course

  • Many celebrities and others take part in the annual Annexus Pro-Am, which begins at 8:30 a.m.

 

Suites/Hospitality

Hospitality venues open at 9am.

  • Every guest will need a wristband to be permitted into the hospitality venue, including children over 3 years of age.

Television and Radio Broadcast

Will the WM Phoenix Open be broadcast on TV or radio?

Yes, the 2022 WM Phoenix Open will be broadcast nationally on television on GOLF (Thursday and Friday) and GOLF / NBC (Saturday and Sunday). In addition, the WM Phoenix Open will also be broadcast on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio (Thursday — Sunday).

DATE DAY TOURNAMENT ROUND START TIME (ET) END TIME (ET) DURATION TV
2/10/2022 Thursday WM Phoenix Open 2022 1 1:00 PM MST 5:00 PM MST 4 hrs GOLF
2/11/2022 Friday WM Phoenix Open 2022 2 1:00 PM MST 5:00 PM MST 4 hrs GOLF
2/12/2022 Saturday WM Phoenix Open 2022 3 11:00 AM MST 1:00 PM MST 2 hrs GOLF
2/12/2022 Saturday WM Phoenix Open 2022 3 1:00 PM MST 4:00 PM MST 3 hrs CBS
2/13/2022 Sunday WM Phoenix Open 2022 4 11:00 AM MST 1:00 PM MST 2 hrs GOLF
2/13/2022 Sunday WM Phoenix Open 2022 4 1:00 PM MST 4:00 PM MST 3 hrs CBS

 

The Thunderbirds Organization

Who are The Thunderbirds?

The Thunderbirds began in 1937, when the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce expanded its role as a convention and tourism bureau. There was a need for a special events committee to venture into new fields. Five young executives were selected to lead the committee. The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce suggested that the committee become an “official” group and expand its membership. Each of the five then selected ten additional members to make up a committee of 55. The Thunderbird name was chosen because the emblem of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce was, and still is, a Thunderbird derived from American Indian symbols.

One of the early inductees was Bob Goldwater, an avid golfer. Goldwater thought it would be a great idea to sponsor a golf tournament. That first year, Goldwater sold the tickets, recruited volunteers and set up the golf course at the Phoenix Country Club. The Phoenix Open caught on, and in 79 years, has developed into one of the leading stops on the PGA TOUR. Goldwater was Tournament Chairman from 1934 through 1951 and is affectionately called the “Father of The Phoenix Open.” Active Thunderbird membership is limited to 55 members. Each has demonstrated a sincere interest in sports and a dedication to community affairs. All Thunderbird activities and events are the prime responsibility of these Active Thunderbirds and are under the watchful eye of the Big Chief and Thunderbird Council. When a Thunderbird reaches the age of 45, their status changes from Active to that of Life Member. Although they are relieved of continuous duties, the term “Never Life” was adopted in the early 2000’s as it is not unusual for Life Thunderbirds to remain very active at the tournament and other Thunderbird-sponsored events year-round. To date, there are nearly 350 members comprising The Thunderbirds organization.

How do I become a Thunderbird?

To become an active Thunderbird you must be nominated by at least two “Active Thunderbirds.” Nominated persons are then voted upon by the 55 “Active” members.

Who is “The Big Chief?

The Thunderbirds have elected Scott Jenkins as Big Chief (president) of their organization for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Who is the “Executive Director of The Thunderbirds?

Chance Cozby is the Executive Director of The Thunderbirds and is responsible for the general management of the WM Phoenix Open as well as directing the day-to-day operations for The Thunderbirds. Cozby assumes the role of Executive Director after spending more than 20 years at PING, where he was responsible for player development, contract negotiations and management of the PING Worldwide Tour team. A member of The Thunderbirds since 2010, Cozby was the Tournament Chairman for the 2019 WM Phoenix Open and Big Chief of The Thunderbirds and President of Thunderbirds Charities in 2020.

Thunderbirds Charities

Thunderbirds Charities is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the WM Phoenix Open golf tournament. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to support organizations that assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The organization’s giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona.

How can I stay up to date on Thunderbirds Charities news?

You can check out our website by visiting thunderbirdscharities.org or view our Thunderbird Charities Annual Newsletter here!

Tickets

Purchase General Admission tickets CLICK HERE

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Tournament Chairman

Who is the “2022 WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman”?

Michael Golding

Who is the “2022 Assistant Tournament Chairman”?

Pat Williams

Volunteers

How do I volunteer at The WM Phoenix Open?

Each and every year, the WM Phoenix Open relies on thousands of volunteers and an abundance of community support to host a successful event. If you’d like to volunteer for the 2022 WM Phoenix Open, please CLICK HERE.

Where do I find a digital version of the Tournament Souvenir Program?

Please CLICK HERE for your digital version of the WM Phoenix Open Souvenir Program.

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available on Tournament grounds.

Will Call

Tournament Will Call is located north of Bell Road between Hayden and 82nd Street. Will Call is open from 7am until the conclusion of play.

Coors Light Birds Nest Will Call is located at the Coors Light Birds Nest Front Gate on 82nd Street and Bell Road. Will Call is open Wednesday through Saturday at Noon.

WM

Who is WM?

WM (NYSE: WM), based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. For more information, please visit WM’s corporate web site at WM.com.

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