Waste Management Phoenix Open
The Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest Show on Grass,” held at TPC Scottsdale annually in early February. The WMPO is the best-attended golf tournament in the world with more than 618,000 fans attending in 2016.
The Thunderbirds, host of the WMPO, raised a record $9.3 million for local charities through proceeds raised from the tournament. The Thunderbirds and the WMPO have raised more than $45M for charities since 2010 when Waste Management became the title sponsor.
The WMPO has won the PGA TOUR’s “Best Title Sponsor Integration award for diverting 100% of tournament waste from landfills. Zero waste means nothing from the tournament went to landfills in three years – not a single cup, can, sign or container.
All ticket sales and volunteers are coordinated through the Thunderbird organization.