Monday, February 08, 2016

Phoenix Open's record 600,000 crowds put 
our Open figures in the shade
 So you think the Open championship gets the biggest attendance figures in world golf?
Think again .. the Phoenix Open drew record total crowds of 600,000 (approximately three times higher than the usual Open crowd figures) for the 2016 staging at Scottsdale, Arizona.

By Rex Hoggard
The Greatest Show on Grass delivered again with record attendance - although if every year is a record, it’s tough to keep track - and a dramatic finish that included arguably the game’s hottest player, Rickie Fowler.
More than 600,000 fans swarmed TPC Scottsdale over the past five days to cheer and jeer with equal zeal, and the masses were treated to a show as Fowler, Harris English and Hideki Matsuyama dueled down the stretch before Matsuyama put Fowler away in overtimer
Tournament directors are always looking for ways to improve their events and no one ever seems sure what the answer is. But it seems whatever the folks at the Phoenix Open are doing is a good place to start.



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