Feb 5th, 2018

Record breaking attendance figures at Phoenix Open

With 216,818 attending on a single day!

There have been new record crowds at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, with over 719,179 people attending! Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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The new record beat last year’s attendance record by 60,000, and there was a new single-day record on Saturday when 216,818 people watched moving day.

To put that into context, 235,000 attended the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale, and that was a record crowd for an Open in England. So it just goes to show what a monster of an event the Waste Management has become.

Rickie Fowler commented: "Having a big crowd out here is only better for us to have. Even though not all the people here know there's a golf tournament going on, there's some people here that they might be doing other things for fun. But, hey, they're in here, they're supporting the tournament.

"The amount of money that's raised by the Thunderbirds and Waste Management by this tournament and the attendance and selling the suite tickets ... they may not be watching golf at all times but they are supporting the tournament, so it's pretty cool."

Rickie’s right – they may not all be there for the golf, but the Waste Management is giving everyone a great time, and raising one shed load of cash for charity. What is not to like?

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