Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Out at the Waste Management Open
As you may know (and trust me, I preface a lot of stories like this because I assume you, the reader, is so smart), the Waste Management Open has changed dates this year and will not be the same week as the Super Bowl. (I only bring this up because last night, a buddy and I were going to Taco Tuesdays at a place called Loco Patron in Old Town Scottsdale. The place is currently under remodeling, a move that, given the week, is one of the worst decisions I've seen in years.)
How will this affect 2010's WaMo? Well, attendance is going to set a record. In 2009, 14,325 people came out to TPC Scottsdale on Tuesday. This year there were 35,795 people. Last year, 164,455 people hit up the course on Saturday, but only 60,425 were out for Sunday's final round. That number will surely explode with no football to battle with.
I'll be out here all week, so if you're in the area and want to save me from the dungeon that is a PGA Tour media room, hit me up. Oh, and read my WaMo preview.
(Also, the lovely ladies above were nice enough to take a picture for me last year.)