If golf fans weren’t already revved up for the 2013 PGA Tour season, then Tiger Woods' incredible victory at the Farmer’s Insurance Open last weekend certainly provided the necessary jump start. Woods opened his season by claiming his 75th career win on the course where he won the 2008 U.S. Open — the majestic Torrey Pines. In his signature Sunday red, Woods shot 14-under with the next competitor four strokes behind. But what’s best about Tiger’s return to form is the timing. There’s still virtually an entire season of tournaments for he and the rest of the players on tour to show off what they’ve been working on during the offseason. Just in the month of February alone, five phenomenal tournaments will be teeing off place around the country, and we’ve got a little primer so you know what’s on the horizon.
Waste Management Phoenix Open - TPC Scottsdale - Jan. 31st- Feb. 3rd
The Waste Management Phoenix Open tees off today and Kyle Stanley is hoping to defend his title. Stanley earned his first PGA Tour victory by conquering an eight-stroke deficit to beat Ben Crane by one stroke, shooting a final-round 65. This year, temperatures should be ideal for great scoring with warm and sunny skies all weekend long. The event is set to feature 20 of the world’s top 50 players, including seven of the top 25. In that bunch, Phil Mickelson, who has won this event twice, is playing the Phoenix Open for his 23rd time. He’ll be joined by Rickie Fowler and Jason Dufner in the first two rounds. Defending Masters champ Bubba Watson will play with Nick Watney and Sony Open winner Russell Henley. Stanley is paired with Keegan Bradley and Martin Kaymer. Be sure to claim your 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open tickets today to witness some fantastic desert golf.
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Multiple Pebble Beach Courses – Feb. 7th- 10th
Every year this incredible Pro-Am invites some of the world's top golfers to compete on three of the best courses on three of finest golf courses in the world. The field includes 156 professionals and 156 amateurs who’ll take to Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course for glory and a nice chunk of change. This is always one of the most enjoyable events of the year as one professional is paired up with an amateur, and over the years stars like Justin Timberlake, Tony Romo, Bill Murray, and Steve Young have competed. The defending champion is Phil Mickelson, who has won the event four times and shot a -17 last year. Over the years, stars like Tiger Woods, Payne Stewart, and Vijay Singh have won here as well, so get a pair of 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tickets to see the fantastic action live on the Monterey coastline.
Northern Trust Open - Riviera Country Club – Feb. 14th- 17th
The Northern Trust Open is where players can look forward to really putting every shot that they’ve practiced in the offseason to the test. The historic Riviera Country Club is the No. 3 rated course by the PGA Tour professionals and has long been heralded as an extraordinarily challenging course that forces players to use every club in their bag to contest against the course’s many hazards. Whether it’s the bunkers, gusty winds, the ubiquitous trees, or the varying elevations, there is always something in the way to force the golfers to take and often make plenty of incredible shots. There’s over six million in prize money at stake, and it all begins with a Pro-Am before the world’s best take over. Some of the past winners of this stellar event include Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, and defending champion Bill Haas. Last year he took home $1,188,000 after finishing 7-under to claim his fourth career PGA Tour victory. It’s always a wonderful time in the Pacific Palisades, so purchase 2013 Northern Trust Open tickets as soon as possible to get in on all the fun.
Accenture Match Play Championship - The Golf Club at Dove Mountain - Feb. 20th- 24th
For the first time since 2009, the Accenture Match Play Championship will take place at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. This thrilling tournament began in 1999 and is the first in a series of four World Golf Championships, which hosts a field of the top 64 players in the world from the Official World Golf Ranking. It’s likely that this is where Tiger Woods will try to make it two in a row, but it won’t be easy. The action boils down to a sensational single-elimination format that always keeps fans on their toes, and past winners have included Woods, Luke Donald, and Ian Poulter. The defending champion is America’s own Hunter Mahan, who earned $1.4 M in prize money by defeating Rory McIlroy 2&1. This is one early season tournament that you certainly want to experience live, and we have plenty of 2013 Accenture Match Play Championship tickets, whether you want to be there for one day or the entire tournament.
The Honda Classic - PGA National Golf Course - Feb. 28th - Mar. 3rd
This was arguably one of the most enjoyable tournaments of last season, and once again the action is going down at the PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Rory McIlroy claimed the victory and made his way to the #1 ranking in the Official World Golf Rankings, becoming only the 2nd youngest player ever to do so. He finished 12-under to secure a two-shot victory over Tiger Woods and Tom Gillis. But Woods almost stole his thunder by in his first Honda Classic as a pro, completing a career-best final round of 62 with a birdie-eagle finish. This is a perfect chance to enjoy the Florida weather and enjoy a course where stars like Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Fred Couples, and Paddy Harrington have stood in glory. Now is the time to get premium 2013 Honda Classic tickets to witness each and every shot live.