Photos Courtesy of the Waste Management Phoenix Open
The 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open will take place February 7-13 at TPC Scottsdale. “The People’s Open” has been named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR four times in the past seven years to acknowledge the tournament’s legendary status as one the most unique events in golf. The 2022 edition will mark the 87th playing of the event and the 13th with Waste Management as title sponsor.
A field of 132 players will vie for the $8.2 million purse, the $1,476,000 first-place check, and 500 FedExCup points. PGA TOUR members have until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 4, to commit to play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Eligible players are assigned one of 34 PGA TOUR priority ranking categories based on their past performance on TOUR. The field will continue to change as players with higher priority rankings commit to play in the Open.
Tournament Chairman Dr. Michael Golding recently announced that defending champion and four-time Major winner Brooks Koepka and 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama are the latest to commit to play in the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The duo, who are both two-time WM Phoenix Open winners and currently rank in the Top 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings, have combined to win four WM Phoenix Open titles in the last seven years.
Koepka and Matsuyama will join World No. 1 golfer Jon Rahm and World No. 6 golfer Justin Thomas, who were among the first to commit to “The People’s Open” last month.
The event also includes several nights of entertainment at the Coors Light Birds Nest, which is located directly across from the main Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road. The entertainment venue opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Headline acts will take the main stage each evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. The Coors Light Birds Nest is a 21-and-over venue. Headliners this year include: Diplo, Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt with Russell Dickerson, Macklemore, and DJ Kygo with special guests Sam Feldt and Forester. For more information about the Coors Light Birds Nest and tickets to the musical acts, visit coorslightbirdsnest.com.
Additional information, pricing and purchase options for all 2022 ticket packages for the Waste Management Phoenix Open can be found at WMPhoenixOpen.com. TPC Scottsdale is located at 17020 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale.
The Thunderbirds raise money through the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a variety of Valley-based charitable causes. They have been an integral part of the Valley of the Sun since 1937. Although better known as the host organization for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, they are equally proud of their contribution to charity. In 1986 Thunderbirds Charities, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, was established for the purpose of distributing money to charitable causes. Funds are raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open and direct gifts to Thunderbirds Charities. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need, and improve the quality of life in our communities. Their charitable giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona. To apply for funding, and to learn more, visit wmphoenixopen.com/thunderbirds/thunderbirds-charities.