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Phoenix Open will no longer announce attendance

Last year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament set several attendance records, including the biggest single-day attendance and overall attendance for the tournament. But this year’s event, which teed off Thursday, will not announce its attendance numbers.

“The only number we really care about is charity,” tournament chairman Chance Cozby said. “I’ve been in the group since 2010 and I can tell you that, internally, we never have any attendance goals.”

The event which is run by the Phoenix Thunderbirds, a civic organization raised $12.2m (€10.6m) for charity last year according to The Arizona Republic.