CA Technologies to sponsor and Gary McCord to emcee 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tee Off Luncheon

Global information technology (IT) management software company CA Technologies will sponsor the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tee Off Luncheon. In addition, CBS Sports Golf Analyst Gary McCord will serve as emcee for the Tuesday, December 13th Luncheon which officially kicks-off “Open Season” in Arizona. Golf legend and 1964 Phoenix Open Champion Jack Nicklaus as well as 2011 tournament champion Mark Wilson will be the Luncheon’s featured speakers.

Tickets are now on sale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open Tee Off Luncheon presented by CA Technologies through the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce website ( or 602.495.2182 for $100 each or $1000 for a table of 10. The Luncheon begins at noon on Tuesday, December 13 at The Phoenician Resort (Grand Ballroom).

This year’s Luncheon will celebrate the 77th anniversary of the Phoenix Open and the history of the tournament host Thunderbirds.

CA Technologies is a global information technology (IT) management software company. CA Technologies helps companies manage IT in all environments — mainframe, distributed, virtualized and cloud — to become more productive and better compete, innovate and grow their businesses.

The 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest Show on Grass,” will be held at the TPC Scottsdale from January 30th to February 5th, 2012. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2012 edition will mark the 77th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the third as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.