The Waste Management Phoenix Open raised a record-breaking amount of $13,254,334 for Arizona charities during the 2019 tournament.
According to a release, the record-breaking amount was a million dollars over last year’s record of $12.2 million.
“We’re always extremely proud when we make this announcement, and we’re pleased to break our single-year charitable contribution record for the eighth-straight year,” Chance Cozby, WMPO tournament chairman, said in a release.
From 2010 to 2019, the tournament has raised more than $81 million for Arizona charities and a total of $147 million since 1932.
The Thunderbirds host the tournament and 2019 was the 10th year the Waste Management was the title sponsor. Waste Management recently secured the title sponsorship through 2030.
Rickie Fowler, the tournament's 2019 champion, also unveiled the news about the record-breaking money in a YouTube video published to WM Phoenix Open page.
The WMPO, also known as the "People’s Open,” has been named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA Tour in 2014, 2015 and 2018.
In 2020, one of the most unique events in golf will mark its 85th anniversary. The tournament will be held at the TPC in Scottsdale from Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2020, according to a release.
For information, visit the Waste Management Phoenix Open page.