Phoenix Open upping security for 2014 golf tourney
Waste Management Phoenix Open spectators face new security measures next week during the 2014 tournament. The PGA t omega watches our made changes to all of its tournament locations as a result of its yearly security measure review, according to the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman Tom King.
King said PGA officials told the Thunderbird organization, the group that hosts the tournament, that there may be some updated omega watches security measures due to events such as the Boston Marathon bombing. However, King said he was planning on improving security regardless. The Phoenix Open, set for the week of Jan. 27, generally draws more than 500,000 golf fans.
“We felt strongly enough that we need to do this anyway because we’re so big,” King said. “Even if they said, ‘We recommend you to do it, but not it’s not mandated,’ we would have it done anyway.”
King said his organization received input from the Scottsdale Police Department, Homeland Security, and Michael Bidwill, the Arizona Cardinals team president. The overall cost of the increased security measures was over $100,000, according to King.
Security screenings this yea omega watches r will begin in the general admission parking lot, King said.
The main difference this year will be the bags spectators are allowed to bring in, according to PROEM Chief Operating Officer Brady Castro. PROEM helps with security for the event.
Fans cannot bring in opaque bags larger than 6 inches in any direction. Clear tote bags may be slightly larger. Security will let attendees know if their bags are not permissible and provide approved, clear plastic bags for their use. By the time spectators are on the shuttle, they will be considered screened omega watches and will be allowed to enter the main gate using an express lane.