Record crowd for round 2 of Waste Management Phoenix Open

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Phil Mickelson on the 18th hole (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) Phil Mickelson on the 18th hole (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

It was a record-breaking day as Round Two got underway at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Open officials tell us that 169,004 people walked through the gates at TPC Scottsdale on Friday for the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, breaking the previous record set just last year of 160,415.

Big crowds are also expected for Saturdays third-round GREEN OUT. That day saw a record crowd of more than 200,000 enthusiastic fans last year.

The weather forecast remains gorgeous: sunny and warm.

[Field Trip Friday: Waste Management Phoenix Open]

Byeong Hung An and Brendan Steele sit atop the leaderboard at 10-under par with four players hot on their heels at 9-under  Martin Laird, Matt Kuchar, Sung Kang and defending champion Hideki Matsuyama.  A handful of players sit just three shots back at 7-under par, including Rickie Fowler, who was 3-under on the day. 

Don't forget to wear GREEN for Saturday's GREEN OUT.

For every fan, player, caddy, volunteer and service animal wearing GREEN, tournament hosts, The Thunderbirds, will donate some cash to three deserving non-profit organizations with a sustainability focus.

[RELATED: Brendan Steele, Byeong Hun An share Phoenix Open lead]

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