The PGA Tour event drew 206,384 fans to PGA National Resort & Spa last week, which was the second-highest total in tournament history.
PALM BEACH GARDENS - For the fifth straight year, the Honda Classic drew more than 200,000 fans to PGA National Resort & Spa.
The PGA Tour event, won by 21-year-old South Korean golfer Sungjae Im, attracted 206,384 confirmed spectators over seven days, the tournament announced Wednesday. The event was held Feb. 24-March 1.
The attendance mark was the second-highest in tournament history following the 224,642 spectators who attended the event in 2018.
Last year’s Honda Classic drew 204,487 fans. The tournament also broke the 200,000 attendance barrier in 2016 (202,128) and 2017 (203,815).
A record-setting crowd Saturday and brisk concession sales also contributed to the final attendance numbers, the tournament said.
"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 Kennerly said.
"The enormous crowds are an important validation of the tremendous community support we receive year to year.
Current attendance continues to outpace the number of fans who attended The Honda Classic in 2007 when it moved to PGA National Resort & Spa. Nearly 84,000 fans attended the tournament that year.
The tournament broke the 100,000 barrier in 2010 and the 200,000 barrier in 2016.
The 2021 Honda Classic will be played in March, from the 15th to the 21st at PGA National Resort & Spa.