8 Reasons Why the WM Phoenix Open is the Greenest Show on Grass

Tom MackinFebruary 5, 2023
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Since becoming the title sponsor in 2010, WM has had a palpable environmental and cultural impact on the tournament, converting it into the largest verified zero-waste event in the world.


Waste from the 2022 tournament diverted from landfill. All of it was recycled, composted, converted to energy or donated.


Tons of material repurposed and composted.


Number of solar-powered compactors across the course that collect recycling and compost materials. 

12 tons

Unused food from the 2022 tournament donated to nonprofits.


Recycling and compost bins. No trash cans on the course in 2022.


Gallons of grey water captured since 2011 in kitchens across the course.  


Number of used golf balls (2,000) and golf tees (8,000) made from recycled plastic that create the WM Mosaic Logo behind the 17th tee box.


Number of consecutive years the WM Phoenix Open has earned “GEO Certified” distinction – the world’s preeminent award for sustainability in golf, as judged by Scotland-based GEO Foundation.


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