Waste Management Phoenix Open Named 2018 PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-12-10
By THE PGA TOUR
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — For the third time in five years, the Waste Management Phoenix Open was named the PGA TOUR “Tournament of the Year,” one of two accolades earned in 2018. The Phoenix-area TOUR stop also tied with the Safeway Open for the newly introduced “Most Fan-First Event” Award, which recognizes significant enhancements to the on-site fan experience.
The 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, won by Gary Woodland in a playoff, saw record attendance, social media engagement and charitable impact. Held at TPC Scottsdale and known for its famous coliseum-style 16th hole, the Waste Management Phoenix Open continues to shatter attendance records, with the 2018 event drawing a weekly total of 720,000 fans, nearly 63,000 more than the previous year.