How To Get To #WMPO

This year you can not get Uber or Lyft to and from the Phoenix Open. Rideshare will be operating out of Westworld – it’s possible that this won’t be a CF but based on every other event that’s at Westworld you want to avoid this at all cost.

Best Way To Get The Open

Unless you’re a monk, you will be drinking at the #thepeoplesopen because it is a hell of a party. You should never drink and drive but especially in Scottsdale. 2020 is the first time Uber and Lyft don’t have a place to drop off and pick up. If there’s a lot of you, rent a party bus. If there are only a few of you, I suggest going to K O’donnell’s because they will shuttle you back and forth.

The Most Attended Golf Tournament In The World

Even if you don’t like golf the Phoenix Open is something you have to attend at least once. Every year all the cool kids come to Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The date varies but the last day of WMPO is Superbowl Sunday so it’s easy to figure out. Last year 700,000 people were expected to attend The People’s Open but this new rideshare situation will deter a lot of people. The coronavirus has been discovered in Arizona, one of 5 places in the US but that’s not expected to be a deterrent.

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DIG Scottsdale Waste Management Phoenix Open No One Really Goes For The Golf

No One Really Watches Much Golf

Everyone is having a great time during the entire WMPO. While there is golf going on but there’s so much partying going on that most people don’t watch much golf. This year there will be a lot more walking with the shuttles back and forth to Westworld.

Staying Near TPC Golf Course?

If you stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess you will be able to walk to the event. The Princess is not only is this one of the best resorts in the Phoenix area but it’s conveniently located to WMPO and the Bird’s Nest. Here’s a list of 10 bars that are within a mile of the Princess in case you need some ideas.

How To Prepare For WMPO

The first thing to know is that there is a lot of drinking. When drinking there should be no driving. Every Uber, Lyft, limo and taxi driver is waiting to whisk you away from the Open so don’t bother driving there. It’s important to also note that every cop around town has gathered to help you make the right decision – don’t drink and drive.

  • Dress To Impress!
  • Don’t Wear Rompers (portable toilets get messy)
  • Do Wear Wedges or Boots: looking sexy is part of the scene
  • Be prepared for rain! The weather may cooperate but it USUALLY rains one day,
  • Wear Green on Saturday for ALL DAY GREEN OUT
  • Don’t Drink And Drive
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General Admission Seating courtesy of

Calendar of Events


  • Practice Rounds for PGA TOUR pros only
  • 9:30a Coors Light Pro-Am, TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course


  • Practice Rounds for PGA TOUR pros only
  • 10:00a R S Hoyt, Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day Activities
  • Motivational Speeches by PGA TOUR Professionals
  • Trick Shot Show
  • Junior Golf Clinic Presented by PING
  • Located on the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course Practice Range
  • 11:00a San Tan Ford Special Olympics Open. Located at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course Putting Green, the Special Olympics Open features Special Olympian athletes, celebrities or sports stars and business leaders from the community. The event is open to all ticket holders and media and lasts about an hour.


Wednesday is my favorite day to go to #thepeoplesopen because you’ll see football players like Emmitt Smith playing golf. This is the time when you will hear names that you recognize outside of golf. It’s a pretty chill day and helps you prep for the week ahead!

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Pretty sure this is the only golfer I know – Emmitt Smith. Go Cowboys!


This is the first day of the golf tournament. The golfers are serious and the partyers are serious-er! All bets are off on the drinking. Don’t plan to be sober for the next four days.

  • 7:30a Waste Management Phoenix Open 1st round
  • 3:30p Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens


Lots of people take off from work to attend the tourney on Friday because they want to avoid going on the weekend. People mistakenly think it will be less crazy on Friday. It’s not. WMPO is just as insane on Friday as it is on Saturday, trust me!

  • 7:30a Waste Management Phoenix Open 2nd round
  • 3:30p Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens


This day is insane and you must go at least once in your life. Everyone has lost their minds, no one wears enough clothing, Hole 16 is out of control and everyone is happy. The whole day is a complete blast and you will have stories for years to come. Embrace the chaos and enjoy yourself and you will have plenty of stories later.

  • ALL DAY GREEN OUT: Wear green to support the zero-waste efforts of the tournament.
  • 9:00a Waste Management Phoenix Open 3rd round
  • 3:30p Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens


Sunday is also a great day to go because a lot of people partied too much the day before. There are lots of bloody Mary’s being consumed but people are still having a great time. In recent years Sundays have become a big party day because people are still up from the night before after partying in Old Town.

  • 9:00a Waste Management Phoenix Open 4th round
  • Then it’s time for Super Bowl festivities elsewhere
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Lots of great local bars near the WMPO

Enjoy Yourself

Forget your preconceived ideas about the sport and go see the show. Everyone has to do go to Waste Management Phoenix Open at least once. This is a fun time with 700,000 other people. If you do it right, you’ll have a fabulous time and you will leave with a smile on your face and some funny ass stories to tell your friends that are back home freezing in the snow.

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