Attendance Record Set At Waste Management Phoenix Open Reminds Us Arizona Winters Rule

It is February. For most, it means cold and wintery weather. For those of us blessed to live here in paradise known as the Valley of the Sun, today was an example of why it is a great thing to come to Phoenix this time of the year. The high was a beautiful 70 degrees.

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Why bring this up? Well, the third round of the local PGA Tour golf tournament -- the Waste Management Phoenix Open -- set a record on Saturday. 173,210 people attended the golf tournament. That was a single-day record for any day in the history of the tournament.

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The tourney has a reputation of being one of the more spirited groups of fans and for this reason Tiger Woods has not participated in the Phoenix Open for years.

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The attendance record can be seen in many ways. One, people like golf. Two, people love to have something to do this time of year. Three, the weather was perfect.

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Honestly, is there any better place in the world to be than Phoenix right now and this time of year in general? You'll be hard pressed to find it if it exists.

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So, kudos to all of you who attended. The only bummer is that the final round happens to coincide with the Super Bowl. Were that not the case, I would not be the least surprised if the record were broken for a second consecutive day.

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Isn't it great to be in Phoenix? I happen to agree. So get out and watch some golf this morning befor ethe big game later one. And come back and watch the event against next year..

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