Waste Management Phoenix Open prepares for tournament - New York News

Waste Management Phoenix Open prepares for tournament

Posted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

Some of the best golfers around arriving in the valley this weekend as the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open kicks off on Monday.

But before the big tournament at TPC Scottsdale some fans are getting a chance to hit a few balls at one of the holes all for a chance to win one-million dollars.

Everything kicks off in a couple days so there is still a lot of work going on here getting the course ready for the players as well for the fans. The tournament is known around the PGA as one of the rowdiest and yet most fun filled stops on the tour.

Organizers say 500,000 spectators are expected next week with 200,000 spectators expected next Saturday alone.

Officials have beefed up security, "You cannot bring backpacks, if people are still wearing fanny packs you cannot bring those either, if you do bring some contents in a purse that does not fit in our size scope we are providing a complimentary plastic bag to put your contents in so you can come in and everyone does get wanded" said Tom King, Chairman of the Phoenix Open Tournament.

Amateurs at the 16th hole were going for the green hoping for a hole in one and winning a million bucks. The golfer with the closest to the pin shot here will get to participate in the shot at glory competition next Wednesday. The prize is $500,000 and $500,000 for a charity of their choice.

 

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Queens teen pleads guilty in crash that killed 4 friends on Long Island

    Queens teen pleads guilty in crash that killed 4 friends on Long Island

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:54:40 GMT
    A New York teenager has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2012 high-speed crash that killed four of his friends and split his new car in two. Joseph Beer entered the plea Tuesday. He faces five to 15 years in prison, though his attorney is seeking youthful offender status because he was 17 at the time.
    A New York teenager has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2012 high-speed crash that killed four of his friends and split his new car in two. Joseph Beer entered the plea Tuesday. He faces five to 15 years in prison, though his attorney is seeking youthful offender status because he was 17 at the time.
  • Scenes for "Girls" to be shot at SUNY New Paltz

    Scenes for "Girls" to be shot at SUNY New Paltz

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:51:27 GMT
    Some scenes for the HBO series "Girls" will be shot at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  The series star and creator Lena Dunham will reportedly be directing scenes Tuesday afternoon on the campus 75 miles north of New York City.
    Some scenes for the HBO series "Girls" will be shot at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  The series star and creator Lena Dunham will reportedly be directing scenes Tuesday afternoon on the campus 75 miles north of New York City.
  • Pregnant woman says officer put her in choke hold

    Pregnant woman says officer put her in choke hold

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:52:29 GMT
    A Brooklyn woman who is seven months pregnant released photos that she said show an NYPD officer putting her in a choke hold as she was being arrested for grilling on the sidewalk outside her home.  It's the latest in a string of reported choke holds by police officers. The move is not allowed under NYPD policy.  Miller was expected to meet with Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday to seek charges against police.
    A Brooklyn woman who is seven months pregnant released photos that she said show an NYPD officer putting her in a choke hold as she was being arrested for grilling on the sidewalk outside her home.  It's the latest in a string of reported choke holds by police officers. The move is not allowed under NYPD policy.  Miller was expected to meet with Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday to seek charges against police.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices