The 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open is known as one of the rowdiest on the PGA Tour, as thousands of screaming fans cram in to see players on the famous par 3 at TPC Scottsdale.
This year’s crowds will pale in comparison — to previous years. But considering that most other Tour stops have not allowed any patrons, having any fans at all will be something of an accomplishment.
Organizers of the event announced that a limited number of tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 86th edition of the tournament, which is scheduled to be held Feb. 4-7.
General admission tickets for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday are on sale for $100, while the price jumps by $25 for Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available through WMPhoenixOpen.com.
“We have been working closely with the PGA Tour and local health officials and are confident that we can safely host a limited number of fans for ‘The People’s Open’ in 2021,” Tournament Chairman Scott Jenkins said. “We don’t have an exact attendance figure at this time but we will be conservative in all of our decision-making to ensure the health and safety of all involved with the event and our community.
“Given the fact our venue is a 192-acre, open-aired facility that will allow for safe social distancing measures, combined with COVID safety protocols including the wearing of masks on-site, we are confident we will conduct a safe and responsible event in February.”
Previously, daily tickets for the 16th hole and Clubhouse suites were only available as part of weeklong packages, but those tickets are now available online as well.
Fans have only made rare appearances on the PGA Tour since a return to golf last May, with just a few thousand patrons allowed in to see the Vivint Houston Open back in November.
Earlier this week, organizers of the Masters announced they were delaying the ticket process for Patron Series Badges, which traditionally starts on the first of the year.