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Honda Classic has second-highest attendance mark in tournament history

Posted at 11:49 AM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 12:52:41-05

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Representatives of the Honda Classic said Wednesday this year's tournament achieved the second-highest attendance mark in its history.

The annual event at Palm Beach Gardens attracted 206,384 golf fans over seven days, spanning from the Monday Pro-Am to Sunday's final round. This number was slightly more than the 204,487 who attended the tournament in 2019.

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Organizers said they had record crowds on Saturday.

The Honda Classic set an attendance record in 2018 when 224,642 attended the event.

"It was another great year for The Honda Classic with the tournament being decided at the Bear Trap with birdies on the 15th and 17th holes by our great young champion that provided our fans with the kind of thrilling finish they probably were hoping for," Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said in a written statement. "The enormous crowds are an important validation of the tremendous community support we receive year to year."

Kennerly said the Honda Classic was named the "Most Fan First" event on the PGA TOUR last year and organizers "have worked hard to attract a diverse spectator base and saw a continuation of that this year. It was just another great week."

The 2021 Honda Classic will move to a new date, three weeks later, in the PGA TOUR schedule. The golf tournament will be played March 15-21, 2021 at PGA National.