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Updated Feb 1, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Waste Management Phoenix Open sets single-day attendance record

Fans at the 16th hole cheer on Phil Mickelson during the second round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Waste Management Phoenix Open added to its constantly growing record book Saturday.

The third-round attendance of 189,722 set an all-time single-day record in professional golf history, according to a press release, and was the third-straight day that the tournament had set an attendance record.

Held at the TPC Scottsdale, the Waste Management Phoenix Open's previous single-day mark was 179,022, set last year. If at least 35,580 people attend the final round on Sunday, the tournament will break its total attendance record of 538,356 -- set in 2008.

The TPC Scottsdale would have been Arizona's eighth-most populous city on Saturday, and the attendance number was almost 28,000 more than the number of people living in Tempe.

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