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February 5 2011

3:28 AM

Phoenix goes green Saturday

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Even here in the desert, TPC Scottsdale is a long, lush oasis of green.

Saturday during the Waste Management Phoenix Open, though, the color could get a little overwhelming as the tournament holds a "Green Out" to promote awareness of the eco-sensitive efforts of the event and its title sponsor.

And for every fan who wears green on Saturday, the tournament host Thunderbirds will donate money to Arizona Clean & Beautiful.

Charley Hoffman and Joe Ogilvie, who represent Waste Management on the PGA TOUR, are among those in contention. Hoffman is 7 under through 33 holes while Ogilvy is 5 under and has yet to start his second round.

So both should get plenty of notice on Saturday -- and Hoffman, for one, plans to do his best to live up to the "Green Out" standards.

"I will guarantee you I have green pants, green shoes, green hat, green gloves," Hoffman said earlier in the week. "I haven't decided if the white shirt will look better than the green shirt yet. The shirt is probably the only thing up for grabs."

For more information on the tournament's efforts to be environmentally conscious, click here.

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