2013 Phoenix Open Spectator Tips

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Spectators at the 16th Hole doing the wave!

2013 Phoenix Open Spectator Tips

Check the weather forecast before you visit the Waste Management Phoenix Open and dress appropriately. Expect cool mornings and sunny afternoons, so dressing in layers is the best idea.

Must-Have Items

Sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes and binoculars.

Have A Plan

There are basically two ways to watch a golf tournament. “Parade Style” is where you pick a spot and watch the field pass by or “Cross-Country Style” is where you follow a particular player or group around the course.

Arrive Early

Arrive early to reserve a spot, especially if you plan on watching the tournament “Parade Style.” On Thursday and Friday, groups are simultaneously started on the first and tenth holes. Most people watch the action on the back nine holes which may give you the opportunity to get a better view of the players on the front nine.

Daily Pairing Sheet & Map

Pick up a daily pairing sheet to find out when the players tee off and the order of the groups. Pairing sheets include a course map, and are available near the entrances and at selected other locations on the tournament grounds. The pros usually play in threesomes on Thursday and Friday and twosomes on the weekends. Check the scoreboards to find out who the leaders are, and where they are on course. One way to tell the players from a distance is to look for their caddies, who wear color-coded vests (red, white or blue), which will be indicated on the daily pairing sheet.


Players are more receptive to requests for autographs after they have completed their round, so don’t interrupt them before or during their round. A good place to catch them is at the practice area, as most players will return there after they play their round.


Concession stands are located throughout the tournament grounds. For lunch or dinner, visit the Fry’s or Coca-Cola Food Courts. Souvenirs are located at the TPC Merchandise Tents, near the 1st tee and the main entrance.

What if I need to make a phone call?

Cox Communications will be providing free telephone calls at their Digital Telephone Kiosks throughout the TPC and in the Sky Boxes.

Who is playing in this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open?

A list of who is playing in the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be available in early January and will continually update through tournament week. Check back at WMPhoenixopen.com for the latest information.

How can I find out what time my favorite players tee off?

Daily pairings will be published in the daily newspaper sports sections and will also be posted on the PGATour.com website. Thursday and Friday pairings are determined before the tournament starts, with each golfer playing one day in the morning and the other day in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday pairings are based on a player’s score, with the leaders teeing off last. Free daily pairing sheets will also be available at the tournament.

What are the best days to see celebrities?

Wednesday of Waste Management Phoenix Open week features the celebrity event. Wednesday, many celebrities and others take part in the annual Annexus Pro-Am, which begins with at 8:30 am.

Will the Waste Management Phoenix Open be broadcast on TV or radio?

Yes, the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be broadcast nationally on television on the The Golf Channel (Thursday and Friday) and CBS (Saturday and Sunday) – check local listings for broadcast times in your area. In addition, the Waste Management Phoenix Open will also be broadcast on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio (Thursday — Sunday).

Are chairs permitted?

Folding chairs are permitted.

Accommodations near the TPC Scottsdale

Click Here for a list of hotels and resorts near TPC Scottsdale.

Transportation Companies

Click Here for a list of Transportation companies in Scottsdale or visit the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau for a complete list of transportation options.

All Spectator Tips Courtesy of WMPhoenixopen.com


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William Johnson
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Hi Nancy, Good Morning Golf Fans I read this morning there is a bit of a controversy brewing with the Phoenix Open. It seems that a major network wanted late start times here in San Diego to cover the rest of the Farmers Open at Torrey Pines and because of the late start times, many of the players will not be able to get to Phoenix on time for the start of that tournament. 11:00AM does seem late to finish up because of the inclement weather on Saturday that delayed the Torrey Pines Farmers Insurance tournament. I thought I would share this with you so you could watch this news item unfold.
Jan 27, 2013 10:06 PM #1
Nancy Laswick
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I wasn't aware William... the weather has been very rainy here in the valley but should be sunny for the tourney. I believe Phil M. is playing at Torrey Pines hopefully he'll be here for the start in Phoenix, go Lefty!  Thanks for sharing the info.

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