Thursday, February 21st, 2013

2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open by the Numbers

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By now you’ve heard that Phil Mickelson, former Scottsdale resident and long-time Valley favorite, won the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open played annually at TPC Scottsdale. Thanks to the numbers wonks at the WMPO, here are a handful of impressive figures that will give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the makings of this premier PGA tournament:

0 — ZERO trash receptacles at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Instead, there were two options for the disposal of waste: “Recycling Bins” and “Compost Bins.” These collected and kept separate recoverable recyclable waste and recoverable compostable waste which diverted nearly all tournament materials from the landfill.

4 — Number of months it takes construction crews to build the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Construction starts in October.

12 — Number of concession stands at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open

20 — All-time records tied or broken at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open

55 — Active Thunderbirds who volunteer and coordinate the Waste Management Phoenix Open

69 — Millions of dollars raised by the Thunderbirds for charity since the tournament moved to the TPC Scottsdale in 1987

80 — Millions of dollars raised by the Thunderbirds for local charities in the tournament’s 78-year history

125 — Truckloads of scaffolding, wood and materials required to build the 16th-hole coliseum. All materials will be recycled and reused after the tournament.

177 — Number of Skyboxes on the 16th hole at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open

232 — Total Number of Skyboxes at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open (177 on the 16th hole, 29 on the 17th hole and 26 on the 18th hole)

1,149 — Trees saved. Waste Management recycled enough cardboard at the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open to save more than 1,149 trees (2013 stats coming soon!).

4,000 — Volunteers helping at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open

15,000 — Approximate number of fans gathered around the 16th hole during the 3rd round

140,000 — Golf balls in the WM logo water feature.