Another major expansion will be found at the finishing 18th hole. Last year the new E18hteen venue was introduced and doubled in size from 30 to 60 suites – this year that venue will be matched by the new Scorekeeper suites that will sit directly across from E18hteen on the west side of the 18th Fairway and will feature a double-decker, arcum-style structure that will house 60 additional hospitality suites on the 442-yard, par-4 finishing hole.
Other changes for 2020 include the addition of four new loge suites near the tee box on the south side of the 16th hole that will include Aces Lounge, an exclusive bar for loge patrons aptly named to honor all of the players who have carded a hole-in-one on the famed 16th hole; five new loge suites at the Cove that will offer views of 17 green and 18 tee box; and newly refurbished Greenskeeper Suites.
Along with the on-course enhancements, the main WM Phoenix Open tournament entrance will get a brand-new look with an open-air environment that will feature concessions stands, bar areas and activation stations to create a fun, welcoming area for fans and to serve as a meeting place before or after the tournament. With these changes to the main entrance, the Will Call area will move to a dedicated space across the street from Bell Road, but still within walking distance of the main entrance.
“We are really excited about these new additions for this year and can’t wait to see the fans reaction when they get out to ‘The People’s Open’ for the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open.”
The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be held at TPC Scottsdale January 27 – February 2, 2020. “The People’s Open” has been named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR three times in the last five years (2014, 2015 and 2018) and has gained legendary status for being one the most unique events in golf. The 2020 edition will mark the 85th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the 11th as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 280 “life” members. The Thunderbirds raised a record $13.2 million for charity from proceeds from the 2019 WM Phoenix Open and have eclipsed $147 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932. For more information on The Thunderbirds, visit www.thunderbirdscharities.com.