Phoenix Open 2022 Waste Management Guide: Tickets, Parking, Bird’s Nest

It’s “The Biggest Lawn Show,” the place to be seen and seen in Scottsdale: The Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament returns to Arizona February 7-13.

The fan-friendly tournament will feature 132 players, including defending champion Brooks Koepka, at TPC Scottsdale. The PGA Tour event will have a purse of $8.2 million, with the winner’s share being $1.5 million.

The annual event has a few changes in store this year: With Texas-based Waste Management renaming in January, the event will follow suit and become the WM Phoenix Open. And the live music lineup has been expanded this year with a Colosseum concert at the iconic 16th hole on Saturday February 5, which will feature Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion.

Whether you’re an avid golfer or a keen observer, there’s a lot you need to know before heading to the Phoenix Open. Here’s how to get tickets, what’s on the schedule, where to park, what not to bring and how to watch the pros on TV.

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How to Get Waste Management Phoenix Open Tickets

Advance General Admission Tickets for waste management Phoenix Open can be purchased until Friday 4 February at https://wmphoenixopen.com/tickets, on the Ticketmaster website and by calling 800-745-3000. General admission tickets cost between $50 and $75.

Tickets will also be available at the door throughout the week. Keep in mind that this is a cashless event.

Admission is free, courtesy of Ford Free Days, Monday and Tuesday, February 7 and 8. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

First responders and active, reserve, retired, and veteran U.S. military personnel are eligible for free entry and a bonus. Verify your status via Sheer ID and present your official ID or badge with a ticket voucher at the entrance.

For an enhanced experience, here’s how much some of the VIP packages cost:

  • sky bar: IDs are $300 each (minimum purchase of two IDs) on Wednesday and Sunday; $600 each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Weekly sponsor package: $750, includes four sponsor badges.
  • Member Club: $2,700 includes club accreditations for four members per day.
  • Greenskeeper Package: $4,200, includes four gardener accreditations per day.
  • Club of 1937: The four-pack costs $5,100; the six-pack costs $6,600.
  • Presidents Club: $7,000 per badge, which includes access to Members Club, Birds Nest VIP, Skybar, 1937 Club, Greenskeeper, Skybox 16, Cove, Bay Club, E18hteen and Scorekeepers.

2022 Phoenix Open Schedule

Doors open at 7 a.m. daily; the reception areas open at 9 a.m. Here is the daily schedule:

Monday, February 7: Practice Tours for PGA Tour Pros

  • 8:30 a.m.: Carlisle Pro-Am, TPC Scottsdale Stadium course.

Tuesday, February 8: Practice Tours for PGA Tour Pros

  • 10:00 am: RS Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day activities at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course training ground.
  • 11 a.m.: San Tan Ford Special Olympics Putting Challenge at TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course Putting Green.
  • 2 p.m.: PGA Tour Wives Association Golf Classic at TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course.

Wednesday February 9

  • 8:30 am: Annexus Pro-Am, TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory, TPC Scottsdale 16th hole.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens.

Thursday February 10

  • 7:30 am: First round.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Opening of the Birds Nest entertainment tent.

Friday February 11

  • 7:30 a.m.: Game of the second round.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Opening of the Birds Nest entertainment tent.

Saturday February 12

  • 9 a.m.: Game of the third round.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Opening of the Birds Nest entertainment tent.

Sunday February 13

  • 9 a.m.: Fourth round.

Waste management Phoenix Open 2022 parking lot

Public parking at Waste Management Phoenix Open is free.

Availability will be limited to Lot H, Loop 101 and Hayden Rd. Lot W, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, can be accessed from the east by exiting the 101 loop at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and driving north to Bell Road at 94th Street.

Parking and shuttle service is also available at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale.

The main entrance to TPC Scottsdale is on Bell Road, east of the Greenway Hayden Loop.

For a map and more information, go to https://wmphoenixopen.com/parking-and-directions.

Phoenix Open Shuttles

There will be free transportation from the parking lots to the gates of TPC Scottsdale most days.

Free shuttles to and from Lot H will operate 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The Lot W shuttle hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Lot W shuttles will not operate on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Scottsdale Neighborhood (15345 N. Scottsdale Road) is offering free Phoenix Open shuttle service from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 10-13. Pickup and drop off will be from the Sorso Wine Room at the outdoor mall. No purchase is necessary to board the buses, which can accommodate 14 people each. For more information, contact the Scottsdale neighborhood at 480-270-8123.

Who is performing at the Phoenix Open Coors Light Bird’s Nest?

Some big names will perform at Coors Light Bird’s Nest’s four-day concert lineup, which organizers call “Scottsdale’s hottest nightclub.”

Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion will warm up the crowd ahead of the start of the Phoenix Open, headlining the first concert at the Coliseum on the 16th hole on Saturday, February 5.

The following artists are on the agenda for the Bird’s Nest:

Wednesday February 9

Thursday February 10

  • Sam Hunt.
  • Russell Dickerson.

Friday February 11

  • Macklemore.
  • Quinn XII.
  • Okay.

Saturday February 12

Persons 21 years and older can be admitted to the tent. Tickets: https://coorslightbirdsnest.com.

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How to Get Player Autographs at the Phoenix Open

The updated PGA Tour policy states that autographs are limited to designated autograph areas; Autographs on the course are not permitted.

What not to bring to the Phoenix Open

All spectators will be subject to bag inspection and pass through a metal detector upon entering the venue. Leave the following items at home:

  • Souvenirs and sports accessories.
  • Computers and laptops.
  • Seat cushions that have a carrying case or pockets.
  • Knives, guns and weapons.
  • Video cameras.
  • Compact, film and DSLR cameras during competitive events.
  • Selfie sticks.
  • Beverages.
  • Coolers.
  • Radios without headphones, televisions and portable speakers.
  • Posters, signs and banners.
  • Drones and remote control planes.
  • Glass, except for infant and medical needs.

Opaque bags should be no more than 6 inches by 6 inches high and wide and 6 inches deep. Clear tote bags should be no more than 12 inches by 12 inches high and wide and 6 inches deep.

Sealed water bottles, folding chairs without a bag and binoculars without a case are some of the permitted items. For the full list of prohibited items and behaviors, as well as what can be brought inside, go to https://wmphoenixopen.com/faqs.

How to Watch Waste Management Phoenix Open on TV

Rounds 1 and 2 will be broadcast live from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Golf Channel Thursday and Friday. Rounds 3 and 4 will be televised on Golf Channel in the morning (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and on CBS in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) on Saturday and Sunday.

The Golf Channel is on channel 44 (Cox), channel 641/1641 (CenturyLink Prism), channel 218 (DirecTV) and channel 401 (Dish).

CBS is on Channel 5.

You can access the TV schedule at https://wmphoenixopen.com/tv-schedule-2.

Are masks mandatory at the Phoenix Open this year?

According to the PGA Tour website, masks should be worn indoors and in fully enclosed spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated people when outdoors, but are recommended for unvaccinated people when social distancing cannot be maintained.

A Phoenix Open spokesperson has confirmed that proof of vaccination will not be required at TPC Scottsdale.

“Vaccination, boosters, masking and social distancing all play an important role in ensuring spectator well-being,” Waste Management Phoenix Open said in a statement. “It should be noted that, regardless of vaccination status, we have instituted a mask policy for all spectators indoors and in fully enclosed spaces, unless actively eating or drinking.”

Customers will not use shared serving utensils to obtain food, and there will be “increased cleaning service in all locations throughout the day.” Fans can also expect to find hand sanitizer throughout the golf course, in general admission areas and around hospitality venues.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people of all vaccination status consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings, when in close contact with people who are not fully vaccinated, and in indoor public spaces in areas (including Maricopa County) with high coronavirus transmission.

Waste Management Phoenix Open 2022

When: Monday to Sunday, February 7 to 13.

Or: TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road.

General admission: Free on Monday and Tuesday; $50 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; $75 Friday and Saturday. Free for first responders; active, reserve, retired and veteran US military personnel; and children 15 and under accompanied by an adult. VIP packages are available.

Details: https://wmphoenixopen.com.

Contact the reporter at kimi.robinson@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @kimirobin and Instagram @ReporterKiMi.

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