An Inside look at the WM Phoenix Open aka the ‘Greatest Show on Grass:’

Field Trip Friday is sponsored by Sanderson Ford
The holes at TPC Scottsdale are officially open for the 2023 WM Phoenix Open.
The holes at TPC Scottsdale are officially open for the 2023 WM Phoenix Open.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Feb. 9, 2023 at 8:26 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- It’s one of Scottsdale’s most iconic events, well-known as the “Greatest Show on Grass.” Every year, after months of planning, the beautiful sight of golf in Arizona takes center stage.

Broadcasting Legends In Old Town Scottsdale

We caught up with Mayor Ortega as the heart of Scottsdale becomes an incredible tailgate and ESPN studio for these star-studded events.

Sure, it may be all about the WM Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, but another major sporting event is also happening in the Valley of the Sun this week. Super Bowl LVII. As all eyes remain on Arizona, sports broadcasting legends have traded their Connecticut studios and traded them in for our sunny desert skies.

Who’s hungry for some BBQ?

They have smokers and BBQ cookers out on Hole #7 during this year's Open. Field Trip Friday is sponsored by Sanderson Ford.

If you smell BBQ during the Phoenix Open this year, no you’re not having a stroke. Every year at the Open, there are a lot of “firsts”, and this is another “first” for this tournament. Be sure to check out the smokers and BBQ cookers out on Hole #7.

Greenkeepers Inspire Young Girls

The Greenskeeper tent is the heart of the tournament, right on hole #18. It's this area where Girls Golf of Phoenix works to empower young girls to build future

The Girls Golf of Phoenix’s mission is to “Empower, Engage, Enrich, and Energize Girls” through year-round golf. Working together with the USGA and the LPGA, they use golf to help build confidence in girls ages 3-18 to help them build an enriching, energizing, and empowering future.

How Scottsdale Police and Fire Keep You Safe

Scottsdale Fire Dept. manages public safety at WM Phoenix Open

From rolled and sprained ankles to dehydration, medical emergencies big and small are expected at events of this magnitude. Arizona’s Family caught up with Capt. Dave Folio with the Scottsdale Fire Department on the equipment they use and how visitors can prepare for this experience.

Zero Waste. It’s All About Being Environmentally Friendly.

It's an incredible accomplishment for event organizers. Over 1,000 tons of material are being recycled.

WM Phoenix Open is breaking records.. They’re going on 10 straight years of Zero Waste; it’s a special EPA certification that requires at least 90 percent of waste to be diverted from the landfill. You won’t find a single trash can at the open, only recycle and compost bins. That’s over 1,000 tons of material recycled.

Tracking Golf Conditions

In a high-stakes game like this. wind conditions can make a world of difference.

The PGA has its own meteorologist on staff, because, after all, weather can play a big role in tournament play, and can even make or break a player’s game. We caught up with the man himself, Wade Sttner to get the low-down on what conditions players can expect.