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Phoenix Open sets single-day attendance record

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

History was made Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the TPC in Scottsdale.

The tournament set an all-time, single-day record at the Phoenix Open and professional golf history.

An estimated 189,722 golf fans showed up for the third round.   

The previous single-day attendance mark of 179,022 was set last year also during the third round.

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This marks the third consecutive year that the tournament has set an attendance record during the third round.

Through six days of the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open, 502,776 golf fans have come through the tournament gates.

If at least 35,580 fans attend Sunday's final round, the tournament will surpass the previous tournament week record of 538,356 set in 2008.

At 189,722, the TPC Scottsdale was Arizona's eighth-most populated "city" on Saturday and close to 28,000 people larger than the City of Tempe (161,719).

The Waste Management Phoenix Open and host Thunderbirds have raised more than $86 million for local charities in the tournament's 79-year history, with more than $60 million generated since 2004.

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