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2019 Phoenix Open raises record-breaking $13.2M for Arizona charities

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PHOENIX — The Waste Management Phoenix Open raised a record-breaking $13.2 million from this year’s golf tournament, the Thunderbirds announced Wednesday.

It was the eighth year in a row that the weeklong tournament broke a record set in the previous year.

“It is a testament to the public involvement around our event,” tournament Chairman Chance Cozby said in a statement.

“We’re grateful for the support…so we can continue to achieve our goals to help Arizona children and families in need.”

The Thunderbirds, the group that hosts the tournament, have raised more than $81 million for local charities since 2010, when Waste Management became title sponsor.

The group raised $12.2 million during the 2018 event, which also set an attendance record with more than 719,000 people.

Attendance numbers were not released for this year’s tournament, reportedly to have the focus be on the fundraising.

Next year’s event will be held at TPC Scottsdale from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.

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