The tournament was originally the Arizona Open, but was known for most of its history as the Phoenix Open until the investment bank Friedman Billings Ramsey became the title sponsor in October 2003, and it was known as the FBR Open for the next six editions. Waste Management began its sponsorship in 2010.
The event’s relaxed atmosphere, raucous by the standards of professional golf, has earned it the nickname “The Greatest Show on Grass” and made it one of the most popular events on the PGA Tour calendar.
The Phoenix Open began 87 years ago in 1932 but was discontinued after the 1935 tournament. The rebirth of the Phoenix Open came in 1939 when Bob Goldwater, Sr. convinced fellow Thunderbirds to help run the event. The Thunderbirds, a prominent civic organization in Phoenix, were not as enthusiastic about running the event as he was, leaving Goldwater, Sr. to do most of the work in getting a golf open started.
The event was played at the Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix (33.482°N 112.063°W), both in its earlier incarnations and after Goldwater resuscitated it. Beginning in 1955, the Arizona Country Club (also in Phoenix) (33.485°N 111.959°W), alternated as event host with Phoenix Country Club; this arrangement lasted until Phoenix Country Club took The Arizona Country Club’s turn in 1975 and became the event’s permanent home again.
The tournament moved 32 years ago in 1987 to its current home, the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale, northeast of downtown Phoenix. The approximate average elevation of the course is 1,530 feet (465 m) above sea level.
iRide Worldwide is now accepting reservations for this upcoming year 2020 Phoenix Open Management. This event is a sold out event each year and growing. Due to demand of this event will be sold out and is based on first come first served service.
Advanced reservations are recommended, but not necessary. If you do plan your car service ahead of time, we can be of even more assistance with suggestions about where to eat, stay and play during the Phoenix Open. Have a group of 40 or more? No Problem! We recommend making your reservation ASAP since this will be sold out event and if you are thinking of using Uber there will be 1-2 hours wait in their lot.
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