Record crowds flock to Phoenix Open

Phoenix Open

A record crowd was in attendance at the third round of the Phoenix Open at Scottsdale, Arizona

The largest crowd in golf history saw Phil Mickelson shoot a six-under-par 65 to move into contention after the third round of the Phoenix Open.

An estimated 201,003 fans attended the Scottsdale event, taking the week’s total crowd to 535,035.

Five-time major winner Mickelson is five shots adrift of leader Danny Lee, who is 13 under after carding a 67.

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (68) and Rickie Fowler (70) of the United States are tied second on 10-under.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry, who was three shots off the lead after the second round, slipped to joint 10th after a one-over 72 left him on six under par.

The previous largest crowd – also at the Stadium Course – was 189,722 in 2014.

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