Golf’s greatest party continues to get bigger.
Organizers of the Waste Management Phoenix Open announced a record crowd at TPC Scottsdale for the tournament’s third round on Saturday. An estimated 201,003 fans came, setting the tournament’s single-day record, which is also a record for professional golf.
After the round, tournament leader Danny Lee, who shot 4-under 67 in front of that large crowd, was amazed by the figure.
“Two-hundred thousand?” Lee asked when told of the attendance. “Wow!”
Prior to Saturday, the tournament’s largest single-day crowd was 189,722 in 2014. The tournament also set a day record Friday at 160,415.
The tournament is likely to break its weekly attendance record on Sunday. So far, an estimated 535,035 fans have come through the gates. Just 29,333 people have to show up for the final round to break the record of 564,368, set last year.
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