Another record-setting crowd at the Waste Management Open!

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Bring on the crowds!

It was another day of record attendance at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Saturday's attendance topped 216,000 people.

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This marks a new single-day tournament record.

The attendance mark bested the previous year’s Saturday attendance (204,904) by nearly 12,000.

So far, the total attendance for the week sits at 654,906 – after six days with Sunday’s final round still to play – and is only 528 fans away from the weekly attendance record of 655,434 set just last year. The average final-round attendance over the last five years is 65,312. 

Rickie Fowler sits alone atop the leaderboard at 14-under par after a stellar third round, that included birdies in the final three holes to take the outright lead. Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie and Bryson DeChambeau are one shot off Fowler’s pace at 13-under, and Phil Mickelson and Daniel Berger are still in the mix at 12-under.

A sea of GREEN dominated the Saturday scene for the Eight Annual GREEN OUT Day.  The Thunderbirds will donate $35,000 each to Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s “Change the Course,” Arizona Recycling Coalition and the Arizona Chapter of Solid Waste Association of North America (AZ SWANA). Over eight years, GREEN OUT efforts at the Waste Management Phoenix Open has now raised $595,000 for local environmental organizations.

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