SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Walking into the press area Thursday, two things stand out. First, there's more free Diet Coke than John Daly could consume in a week. Secondly, there's also a large poster presenting the attendance for the past two years. Rowdy crowds, you see, are what the FBR Open is about. If the Masters is Beethoven's 5th Symphony, the FBR is a Slipknot concert (random golf trivia: the lead singer of Slipknot is actually a darn good golfer).
The FBR prides itself on attendance, bringing in a record 538,356 spectators in 2008 alone. Yet with all the talk of golf struggling with the economy right now, the FBR appears to have taken a hit too.
Is PGA Tour Attendance Down in 2009? FBR Open Has Early Answer originally appeared on Golf FanHouse on Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:16:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.