Waste Management Phoenix Open


The Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the premiere yearly winter events in Arizona.

The Phoenix Open (known as the Waste Management Phoenix Open for title sponsorship reasons) is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, held in late January/early February at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Thanks to one of the most fan-friendly tournament venues on the PGA TOUR, the Waste Management Phoenix Open attracts the largest galleries and creates an atmosphere unlike any other event.

The Phoenix Open began in 1932, but due to lack of local support, the tournament was discontinued after the 1935 event.

Over the tournament’s 84-year history, the Open has been known by many names, including the Western Open, the Arizona Open, the Ben Hogan Invitational, the Phoenix Open, the FBR Open and now the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The tournament has been played at Phoenix Country Club, Arizona Country Club and TPC Scottsdale – the home course of the tournament since 1987 – and 2021 will mark the 34th consecutive year the tournament has been played at TPC Scottsdale. Aside from the TPC Sawgrass (32 years), TPC Scottsdale has the longest continuous stretch a Tournament Players Club has hosted a PGA TOUR event.

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MillerCoors has been a sponsor of the Waste Management Phoenix Open dating back to 1994, and has held naming rights for the Coors Light Birds Nest since 2005.


The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community, announced today an agreement has been reached to extend its partnership with MillerCoors through the 2025 WM Phoenix Open tournament. The extension includes continued title sponsor naming rights for the Coors Light Birds Nest; exclusive category sponsorship, signage, advertising and promotional rights to the WM Phoenix Open and the Coors Light Birds Nest, and continued sponsorship of Skybox 16, Cove 17 and E18hteen hospitality venues on course.

“MillerCoors is an outstanding partner and shares the same goals we do, to use the popularity of the WM Phoenix Open to help people in need throughout our local communities,” said 2020 WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman Tim Woods. “We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with MillerCoors and are looking forward to continuing this outstanding relationship in the years to come.”

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 285 “life” members. The Thunderbirds raised a record $12.2 million for charity from proceeds from the 2018 WM Phoenix Open and have eclipsed $134 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932. For more information on The Thunderbirds, visit thunderbirdscharities.org.