Phoenix Open tops $4 million in charitable giving

The leaders scoreboard during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

The Thunderbirds, the host organization that stages the Waste Management Phoenix Open, announced this year’s rendition raised more than $4 million for local charities.

Since 2003 when the tournament first secured a title sponsor, the event has contributed in excess of $46.4 million to charities, and since its founding in 1932, the Phoenix Open’s philanthropy has netted more than $74.4 million.

The 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open is scheduled to be held at TPC Scottsdale from Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2012. It will mark the 77th playing of the tournament, which is one of the five oldest events on the PGA Tour.

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