Event at TPC Scottsdale earns three awards at PGA TOUR Tournament Meetings
The Waste Management Phoenix Open (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was honored by the PGA TOUR as the “PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year” for the 2014-15 season at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on December 3. The event also earned two additional awards including “Best Title Sponsor Integration” and “Best New Sales Product.”
“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am pleased to congratulate the Waste Management Phoenix Open for being named the best among its peers on TOUR, ” said PGA TOUR EVP and Chief of Operations Andy Pazder. “The tournament committee worked tirelessly with its title sponsor on new and innovative ways to improve the tournament experience and this award is a testament to that.”
The Waste Management Phoenix Open received the “Tournament of the Year” award for the second consecutive year by virtue of its all-encompassing strides for perfection. In 2015, the Waste Management Phoenix Open set new records in gross revenue, attendance and number of sponsors that resulted in a tournament-record $9 million for Phoenix-area charities. Arguably the most unique event on the PGA TOUR, the Waste Management Phoenix Open was credited with 1, 617 sponsors, 4, 200 volunteers and 564, 368 fans. The Waste Management Phoenix Open also diverted 100 percent of the tournament’s waste from landfills, fulfilling its tagline as the “Greenest Show on Grass.” As a result, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an official proclamation declaring Saturday, January 31, 2015 as “Green-Out Day”.
“On behalf of Waste Management, The Thunderbirds and our dedicated volunteers, we are honored to be recognized by the PGA TOUR for the second straight year, ” said Thunderbirds Big Chief Danny Calihan. “Our fan and corporate support is second to none and because of that we are able to give back so much to the Phoenix community in charitable contributions.”