One thing that Cass and I love almost as much as golfing together is watching the pros golf better than we ever could! Today we spent a fun day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, enjoying the sunshine and lively atmosphere of “The Greatest Show on Grass” as guests of Fry’s Marketplace.
The tournament has yet to begin, though, so there’s plenty of time to get out there and enjoy the biggest party on the PGA tour. We even found a nifty way to score a free ticket–when you purchase $25 of qualifying products at Fry’s (including Coke products, Leinenkugel beers, and Pop Chips), you’ll notice a voucher printed at the bottom of your receipt. Just bring that to the ticket counters at the main entrance and you’re in! A General Admission ticket costs $30, so this is a really good deal! And be sure to visit the Fry’s exhibit in the expo tent (you’ll funnel through the expo tent as soon as you pass the main entrance) for a chance to win a free beverage voucher in their Hole In One contest and pick up some other freebies.
One of the experiences we look forward to most at the Waste Management Phoenix Open each year is the chance to get up close to the pros. Today was just practice rounds, but we got to see plenty of pros in the celebrity putting contest to benefit the Special Olympics! Randy Johnson, Mark Grace, JJ Putz, Bruce Arians, Padraig Harrington and Rickey Barnes were all there to show their support.
We enjoyed the gorgeous 75 degree weather with a picnic lunch in the Fry’s Fan Zone. In addition to delicious offerings by Garcia’s and Zinburger, we were thrilled to find some healthier meal options like a turkey wrap, caesar salad, and yogurt. We resisted the fried foods and splurged on some blood mary’s to celebrate!
We had so much fun this time that we’re going back tomorrow! Does anyone else look forward to the Waste Management Phoenix Open like we do? Leave a comment below with what you love or hate about the WMPO for a chance to win a $25 Fry’s gift card! Winner chosen by Random.org on Friday!
Disclosure: Fry’s selected a group of Bloggers, including me, to create posts about their Waste Management Phoenix Open ticket offer and their presence at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. They provided me with access to the event all week long and a Fry’s $25 gift card to thank me for my participation and post. I’m thrilled…. because I LOVE this time of year! Weeeeee!