Feb 3, 2024
Super Bowl LVIII isn’t the only major sporting event about to make its Sin City debut.
After LIV Golf completes its season-opening tournament in Mexico this weekend, the league will head to Las Vegas Country Club, just off the Strip, joining thousands of Chiefs, 49ers, and other NFL die-hard fans flocking to town for next Sunday’s game.
If a professional golf tournament on the same weekend—and in the same town—as the Super Bowl sounds familiar, that’s because it is straight out of the PGA Tour’s playbook: The WM Phoenix Open has coincided with Super Bowl weekend every year since 1973. In fact, the event that features the “Loudest Hole in Golf”—the par-3 16th hole surrounded by a 17,000-seat ministadium—has been contested in the exact same city as the title game three previous times (in 1996, 2008, and ’15).
Source: Front Office Sports