Anything goes at Phoenix Open

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Fans flock to No. 16 at TPC Scottsdale during the final round of the FBR Phoenix Open in 2009.

PGA Tour events generally follow the traditional rules of golf. Well, there aren’t technically any formal dress codes (except that you have to wear pants), but in the spirit of the game one tends to follow a certain etiquette.

However, the Waste Management Open is a whole different story. This tournament consistently attracts the frat boys (local Arizona State students), sorority girls, local club-hoppers and the occasional golfer who just likes to have a good time. Fun, right? Who the heck wouldn’t want to be a part of a crowd like that?

This is the kind of tournament that a fashionista like me lives for. Jeans are rampant everywhere (both men and women) at TPC Scottsdale, and I have come to realize that it’s not comfort but dressing to impress that is more important this week.

Let’s not forget the sightings of both women and men dressed to go from club to club – in the case of this tournament it is the “Bird’s Nest,” a local bar that has become famous for throwing a good party every year.

So, if you’re there or plan to attend this wild event at any point in your lifetime – golfer or not – pull out your tie-dye, jeans, heels, or better yet, whatever you want. Like I said, anything goes this week at the Phoenix Open.

See you there next year!

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