FBR Open Entertainment

2008 FBR OPEN FACT SHEET

(Formerly the Phoenix Open)

DATES:         Tournament Week:  Monday, January 28 - Sunday, February 3, 2008                    
72-hole PGA TOUR event:  Thursday, January 31 - Sunday, February 3                          
Part of the PGA TOUR's FED EX Cup
(73rd annual event first played in 1932)

TITLE SPONSOR:  Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (FBR)

SITE:               TPC Scottsdale

TPC Stadium Course designed by: Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf (1986)
Par: 35-36--71, Yards:  7,216 

1:  410 yards, par 4                                   10:  403 yards, par 4
2:  416 yards, par 4                                   11:  469 yards, par 4
3:  554 yards, par 5                                   12:  195 yards, par 3
4:  175 yards, par 3                                   13:  595 yards, par 5
5:  453 yards, par 4                                   14:  476 yards, par 4
6:  431 yards, par 4                                   15:  558 yards, par 5
7:  215 yards, par 3                                   16:  162 yards, par 3
8:  470 yards, par 4                                   17:  332 yards, par 4
9:  464 yards, par 4                                   18:  438 yards, par 4
Out:  3,588 yards, par 35                                In:  3,628 yards, par 36

2008 FBR OPEN CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(subject to change)

 

Monday, January 28

Practice Rounds for PGA TOUR pros only

10 am              MidFirst Bank Pro-Am, TPC Stadium Course

10:30 am         R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day activities

Junior Golf Clinic Presented By PING on TPC Practice Range

 

Tuesday, January 29

Practice Rounds for PGA TOUR pros only

10 am             Scottsdale Celebrity-Am, Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon)

11 am              CBS Outdoor Special Olympics Open

Located at the TPC Scottsdale Putting Green, the Special Olympics Open features 12 Special Olympian athletes, 12 celebrities or sports stars and 12 business leaders from our community. The event is open to all ticket holders and media and lasts about an hour.

12:30 pm         Bob Goldwater Bridge Dedication – TPC Stadium Course 15th Green

6 pm                FBR Opening Dinner (by invitation only)

 

Wednesday, January 30

8:30 am           FBR/Xerox Silver Pro-Am, TPC Stadium Course

10    am             Honeywell Pro-Am, Grayhawk Golf Club (Raptor)

3:30 pm           Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens

                        Featuring:        Duck Soup at 6 pm

                                                Super Diamond (Neil Diamond Hits) at 8 pm

4 – 6pm           Best Damn Sports Show Period - Live at the Birds Nest - 4 ~ 6 pm

 

Thursday, January 31

7:40 am           FBR Open 1st round
3:30 pm           Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens

                        Featuring:        Duck Soup at 6 pm

                                                KC and the Sunshine Band at 8 pm

4 – 6 pm          Best Damn Sports Show Period - Live at the Birds Nest - 4 ~ 6 pm

7 pm                “Shot At Glory” – Closest-to-the-pin contest on 16th hole. Event is invitation only and will feature national sports stars and celebrities competing in a closest-to-the-hole contest for charity. 

 

Friday, February 1

7:40 am           FBR Open 2nd round
3:30 pm           Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens

                        Featuring:        The Chadwicks at 6 pm

                                                Tainted Love (Dance hits of the 80s and 90s) at 8 pm

4 – 6pm           Best Damn Sports Show Period - Live at the Birds Nest - 4 ~ 6 pm

 

Saturday, February 2

Tee Times TBA:  FBR Open 3rd round

4 pm                Coors Light Birds Nest entertainment tent opens

                        Featuring:        The Groove Merchants at 6 pm

                                                Metalhead (Rock hits of the 80s and 90s) at 8 pm

·         Buick Hole-in-One contest, 16th hole, first ace on Saturday or Sunday wins a new Buick

 

Sunday, February 3

Tee Times TBA:  FBR Open 4th round

·         Buick Hole-in-One contest, 16th hole, first ace on Saturday or Sunday wins a new Buick

PURSE:  $6,000,000  
WINNER’S SHARE:  $1,080,000
FIELD:  132 players (cut to low 70 & ties after 36 holes)

TELEVISION:   All four rounds are scheduled to be televised:  Live in Phoenix on Thursday and Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm MST on The Golf Channel; live Saturday (1:00 - 4:00 pm MST) and Sunday (1:00 - 4:00 pm MST) on CBS (Ch 5 in Greater Phoenix). 

DEFENDING CHAMPION:  Aaron Baddeley (-21) $1,080,000

CHARITIES:  The FBR Open raises money for charities, most of which provide programs that benefit youth.  Recent beneficiaries include Homeward Bound, The First Tee, Arizona Special Olympics, Valley of the Sun United Way, Valley Boys and Girls Clubs and the Junior Golf Association of Arizona. Since the tournament moved to the TPC in 1987, The Thunderbirds have raised more than $53 million for charity. In 2007, the FBR Open raised a PGA TOUR record $7.83 million for Arizona charities.

TICKETS: Daily general admission is $25. Children ages 17 & under are free when accompanied by an adult.  The FBR Open is never sold out and tickets will be available at the gate during tournament week.  Advance daily general admission tickets will be available until January 26, 2008 at all Ticketmaster ticket centers and by phone at 480-784-4444 in Greater Phoenix; and online via www.fbropen.com or www.ticketmaster.com

COORS LIGHT BIRDS NEST:  The popular FBR Open entertainment tent returns Wednesday through Saturday evenings. The Birds Nest will be located directly across from the tournament entrance at the corner of 82nd St and Bell Road. The Birds Nest entertainment lineup includes:

Wednesday:    Best Damn Sports Show Period live from 4 to 6 pm

Duck Soup at 6 pm

                        Super Diamond (Neil Diamond Hits) at 8 pm

Thursday:        Best Damn Sports Show Period live from 4 to 6 pm

Duck Soup at 6 pm

                        KC and the Sunshine Band at 8 pm

Friday:             Best Damn Sports Show Period live from 4 to 6 pm

The Chadwicks at 6 pm

                        Tainted Love (Dance hits of the 80s and 90s) at 8 pm

Saturday:        The Groove Merchants at 6 pm

                        Metalhead (Rock hits of the 80s and 90s) at 8 pm

BIRDS NEST GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS:  $25 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (480) 784-4444 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com

INTERNET HOME PAGE:  www.fbropen.com

PARKING:      FREE Public Parking (with shuttle access to the tournament gates). From the WEST, public parking is at Loop 101 and Hayden Road.  We recommend that eastbound Loop 101 drivers exit at Hayden, and drive south into the parking lot. From the EAST, parking is at WestWorld.  We recommend that drivers exit Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., drive north to Bell Road, turn east to 94th street, and south into the parking lot entrance. The FREE shuttles will operate Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm; and Sunday from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.

2008 TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN:  Tim Louis

2008 ASSISTANT CHAIRMAN: John Felix

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