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Construction underway for 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Posted at 5:23 AM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 10:47:05-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Even though the tournament is still three months away, hundreds of construction workers are busy building viewing boxes and other infrastructure for the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

"We call it building a city and that's really what we're doing," tournament chairman Tim Woods told ABC15.

Historically, Woods said construction starts during the first few weeks of October but with several changes and additions for the upcoming tournament, work this year began on September 16th.

"The planning cycle really never stops," he said, adding the first meeting for the 2020 tournament was the day after the final putt of the 2019 tournament.

All in all, workers are either building or breaking down for the tournament for around six months of the year -- so why not leave the structures up permanently?

"A lot of the material that is used here is also used throughout the nation at other events," Woods said, but adding the biggest factor is that TPC Scottsdale is a municipal golf course.

It "belongs to us one week out of the year and we respect that and we try to leave it how we found it."

The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open begins Monday, January 27th, 2020. For more information you can visit the tournament's website.