Phoenix Open 2023: When and how to watch, what to wear, who's playing the Birds Nest

The WM Phoenix Open likes to call itself “The Greatest Show on Grass.”

The hundreds of thousands of golf fans who will traipse about TPC Scottsdale Feb. 6-12, following some of the greatest golfers in the world, would doubtless agree (especially the well-lubricated bunch who flock to the famous 16th Hole).

Every so often, though, the most-attended tournament on the PGA Tour gets a little competition, when the Super Bowl comes to town. (Or a nearby town, anyway.)

So it goes in 2023, when Super Bowl 57 arrives at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. But not to worry. Think of it as addition by addition: two huge sporting events in the Valley simultaneously. And if you’re a celebrity watcher, the chance of famous folks showing up during “The People’s Open” (as the Phoenix Open also calls itself) increases exponentially.

You’ll see some good golfers, too: Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world, is in the 132-player field for only the second time. Perhaps the increased purse of $20 million, $3.6 million of which goes to the winner, had something to do with that.

Here’s everything to know about the 2023 WM Phoenix Open, including how to buy tickets, a schedule of events, where to park, what not to bring and how to watch on TV.

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Where is the Phoenix Open 2023?

The 2023 WM Phoenix Open golf tournament takes place at TPC Scottsdale at Bell Road and Greenway-Hayden Loop in Scottsdale.

General admission tickets for the 2023 WM Phoenix Open can be purchased at, on Ticketmaster’s website and by calling 800-745-3000. General admission tickets cost $50-$75.

Tickets will also be available at the gate throughout the week.

For an upgraded experience, here’s how much some of the VIP packages cost:

  • Skybar: Credentials cost $350 each (minimum purchase of two credentials) on Wednesday and Sunday; $650 each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • Weekly Sponsor package: $850, includes four sponsor badges and one general parking pass.

  • Members Club: $3,250 includes four members club credentials per day.

  • Greenskeeper package: $5,000, includes four greenskeeper credentials per day.

  • 1937 Club: Four-pack costs $6,000; six-pack costs $7,800.

  • Chairman’s Club: $7,500 per badge, which includes access to Members Club, Birds Nest VIP, Skybar, 1937 Club, Greenskeeper, Skybox 16, Cove, Bay Club, E18hteen and Scorekeepers.

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Phoenix Open free admission for military members, kids

Admission is free for everyone, courtesy of Ford Free Days, on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6-7. After that, children age 15 and younger get in for free when accompanied by an adult.

First responders and active, reserve, retired and veteran U.S. military personnel are eligible for free admission and a plus-one. Verify your status through GovX and present your official ID or badge with a ticket voucher upon entry.

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Phoenix Open 2023 schedule

Gates open at 7 a.m. every day; hospitality venues open at 9 a.m. Here’s the daily schedule:

Monday, Feb. 6: Practice rounds for PGA Tour pros

  • 8:30 a.m.: Carlisle Pro-Am, TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course.

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Practice rounds for PGA Tour pros

  • 10 a.m.: R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day Activities on the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course Practice Range.

  • 11 a.m.: San Tan Ford Special Olympics Putting Challenge at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course Putting Green.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

  • 8:30 a.m.: Annexus Pro-Am, TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course.

  • 3:30 p.m.: WHOOP Shot at Glory, TPC Scottsdale 16th hole.

  • 3:30 p.m.: Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens.

Thursday, Feb. 9

  • 7:30 a.m.: First-round play.

  • 3:30 p.m.: Birds Nest entertainment tent opens.

Friday, Feb. 10

  • 7:30 a.m.: Second-round play.

  • 3:30 p.m.: Birds Nest entertainment tent opens.

Saturday, Feb. 11

  • 9:00 a.m.: Third-round play.

  • 3:30 p.m.: Birds Nest entertainment tent opens.

Sunday, Feb. 12

  • 9 a.m.: Fourth-round play.

What to wear to a golf tournament

Any big Scottsdale event doubles as a low-key fashion show (and sometimes not so low-key). The Phoenix Open is no different.

What to wear to the Phoenix Open? Comfortable clothes and shoes, for sure. What will you be comfy walking and standing in all day? Spike heels are not great for tromping over grassy hills as you follow players on the TPC Scottsdale course. Or even if you set up camp at one hole and watch as they play through.

It’s Arizona. It’s the desert. There is a lot of sun. So a hat is essential. But even more important are these two things: sunscreen and water. You will need both, and a lot of them.

This doesn’t mean don’t dress up. The Phoenix Open isn’t quite the Kentucky Derby (certainly not on the hat front), but many fans are there to be seen, and what they wear reflects that. There are also a lot of people who look like they wandered out of a remake of “Caddyshack.”

There are no hard and fast fashion rules, in other words. Other than the first one: make it comfortable.

Phoenix Open 2023 parking

Public parking for the WM Phoenix Open is free. The main entrance to TPC Scottsdale is off Bell Road, east of the Greenway-Hayden Loop.

There is limited availability at Lot C, at Hayden Road and Mayo Boulevard. Lot W, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, can be accessed by exiting Loop 101 at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and driving north to Bell Road on 94th Street.

Parking and shuttle service are also available at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale.

How to take Uber or Lyft to the Phoenix Open

The ride-share pick-up and drop-off areas are the same for the Birds Nest and the Phoenix Open.

The drop-off area is at the corner of Bell Road and the Greenway-Hayden Loop.

The pickup area is at Lot R at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Lot R can be accessed by exiting Loop 101 at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and driving north to Bell Road on 94th Street.

For a map and more information, go to

Shuttles to the Phoenix Open

There will be free transportation from the parking lots to TPC Scottsdale's gates most days.

Shuttles from Lot W will operate Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Shuttles from Lot C will operate on a limited basis from Thursday-Sunday.

Shuttles from Salt River Fields will run Wednesday through Sunday only, from 9 a.m. to  6 p.m.

Thunderbird Ray Artigue takes a selfie with Olympian Michael Phelps on the 10th tee box during the Annexus Pro-Am at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
Thunderbird Ray Artigue takes a selfie with Olympian Michael Phelps on the 10th tee box during the Annexus Pro-Am at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

Who’s performing at the 2023 Phoenix Open Coors Light Bird’s Nest?

Some big names will perform during the Coors Light Bird’s Nest four-day concert lineup.

Maroon 5 and Waker Hayes kick things off on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Concert at the Coliseum at the 16th Hole.

The following artists are on tap for the Bird’s Nest:

Wednesday, Feb. 8

  • Dustin Lynch.

  • Lainey Wilson.

  • Chris Lane.

Thursday, Feb. 9 (sold out)

  • Jason Aldean.

  • Mackenzie Porter.

Friday, Feb. 10 (sold out)

  • Machine Gun Kelly.

  • JXDN.

Saturday, Feb. 11 (sold out)

  • Chainsmokers.

  • Gryffin.

People 21 and older are eligible for admission to the tent. Tickets:

How to get player autographs at the Phoenix Open

PGA Tour’s updated policy stipulates that autographs are limited to designated autograph zones; on-course signings are not allowed.

Spectators watch the action at the 12th hole during round three of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
Spectators watch the action at the 12th hole during round three of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

What not to bring to the Phoenix Open

All spectators will undergo a bag inspection and pass through a metal detector upon entering the venue. Leave the following items at home:

  • Memorabilia and sports paraphernalia.

  • Computers and laptops.

  • Seat cushions that have a carrying case or pockets.

  • Knives, firearms and weapons.

  • Video cameras.

  • Point-and-shoot, film and DSLR cameras during competition rounds.

  • Selfie sticks.

  • Beverages.

  • Coolers.

  • Radios without a headset, TVs and portable speakers.

  • Posters, signs and banners.

  • Drones and remote-controlled aircraft.

  • Glass, except for infant and medical needs.

Opaque bags should not be bigger than 6 inches by 6 inches in height and width and 6 inches deep. Clear tote bags should not be larger than 12 inches by 12 inches in height and width and 6 inches deep.

Sealed water bottles, collapsible chairs without bags and binoculars without a case are among the allowed items. For the full list of prohibited items and behaviors, as well as what can be brought inside, go to

How to watch the Phoenix Open 2023 on TV

Rounds 1 and 2 will be broadcast live from 1-5 p.m. on the Golf Channel on Thursday and Friday. Rounds 3 and 4 will be televised on the Golf Channel in the morning (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and on CBS in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday (1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday).

The Golf Channel is on Channel 44 (Cox), Channel 641/1641 (CenturyLink Prism), Channel 218 (DirecTV) and Channel 401 (Dish).

CBS is on Channel 5.

You can access the TV schedule at

WM Phoenix Open 2023

When: Monday-Sunday, Feb. 6-12.

Where: TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road.

General admission: Free on Monday and Tuesday; $50 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; $75 on Friday and Saturday. Free for first responders; active, reserve, retired and veteran U.S. military personnel; and children 15 and younger when accompanied by an adult. VIP packages are available.


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