Waste Management Phoenix Open Wraps Up Another Record-Breaking Week
The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open wrapped up another record-breaking week, as 55,654 fans attended Sunday’s final round, brining the total attendance for the week to 655,434, breaking the previous weekly attendance record of 618,365 set just last year. All told, four attendance records were broken during the week of The People’s Open – the weekly attendance mark, as well as single-day records on Wednesday (77,906), Friday (169,004) and Saturday (204,906).
Thursday’s first round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open is in the books. Perfect weather brought fans out in droves – 103,420 to be exact – an attendance mark just short of the 118,461 record set in 2015.
Matt Kuchar leads the pack after round one with a bogey-free 64 (7-under), followed by 2016 champion Hideki Matsuyama at 6-under and Brendan Steele – also at 6-under – who had a magical front-9 consisting of four birdies and a hole-out eagle on the par-4 14th.
Nine players did not finish round one and will finish their first round beginning at 8:00 a.m. Friday with the second round beginning at 7:30 a.m.