Scottsdale schedules new amateur tournament
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Waste Management and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau have created the Waste Management Scottsdale Open, a three-round amateur tournament that will be held prior to the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The tournament will be played Jan. 13-15 on three courses:
• Round 1: Best-ball format on Troon North’s Monument Course
• Round 2: Best-ball format on Grayhawk’s Raptor Course
• Round 3: Combined team score format on the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course.
The final round at TPC Scottsdale will be played under conditions similar to those PGA Tour players will experience three weeks later at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The format is a two-person team event with gross score, net score and senior (55 years old) net score divisions. Trophies will be awarded to the top three players in each division.
The cost to enter is $895 per player. That includes three rounds, gift package, pairings party and awards ceremony.
The host courses are offering reduced rates Jan. 10-12 for players who want to schedule practice rounds.