It’s one heck-of-a time to be in the Phoenix area, with the always exciting Phoenix Open beginning January 26 and Super Bowl XLIX hot on it’s heels on Sunday, February 1. But, being the golf mecca it is, it’s only fitting that our first order of business be the Open, which is slated to draw the biggest crowds since it first ran in 1932.
And as usual, The Thunderbirds, longtime hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, have a lot in-store for attendees and golf fans alike. From the great action on course, to the Birds Nest Concert Series featuring Capital Cities, Darius Rucker, Kid Rock and Afrojack, and a larger-than-ever stadium style 16th hole complete with 17 new skyboxes and a hospitality area, you’re sure to find some way to have fun if you pick up a ticket.
Perhaps most exciting of all? Fans will be treated to the return of Tiger Woods to the Phoenix Open for the first time in 13 years, which you can read more about here on golf.com. If the stadium seating at the 16th sounds awesome to you, you can watch a really cool time-lapse video of it all coming together right here or by clicking play below.
Here are a few other helpful resources for those interested in attending:
About The Thunderbirds
Here’s a bit of history on the Thunderbirds: “The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, were founded in 1937 when the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce expanded its role as a convention and tourism bureau. From caring for the underprivileged to helping those striving to make the United States Olympic teams, The Thunderbirds are doing all they can to make a difference for the residents of the Valley. Along the way they have raised more than $86 million for Arizona charities. Each member has demonstrated a sincere interest in sports and a dedication to community affairs.” You can read more here.