I don't know what to expect for the tournament. The forecast for next 5 days is showers. The rain may be on and off so....
First, so far this year, the area has 3 times the normal rainfall, (yes, I plan to have my car washed for the last 3 weeks and there wasn't any 4 consecutive days without rain) thus, I hope next year will be better.
Second, January and February are the months with most tourists in the area, so that's the reason for the tournament and PGA tours and numerous activities in the city of Scottsdale scheduled in these 2 months.
Third, the tournament was kept bumped up in the calendar especially when TMS IW became a 2 weeks event. If TMS Miami and Indian Wells are one week event like the rest, it will be much better for the tournament to be sandwiched between the two which make excellent sense geographically.
And hopefully, with TTC taking full control of the tournament next year, at least I think the website will be better
Although the tournament already named Tennis Channel Open, this year is still run by the IMG (is this the name?)