Even before the event kicked off this weekend many analysts had stated that this year’s U.S. Women Open was going to set new attendance records. It wasn’t only the analysts who were optimistic, the organizers of the event also expected that they would receive at least 25 00 fans who will be present at the Lancaster Country Club come on Saturday. Mike Davis, who happens to be the executive director of the USGA, stated that his organization had actually considered terming this year’s Women’s Open as a sellout. It's good to not that there hasn’t been any U.S. Women Open that has ever been played at a sellout.
Just as many people had predicted, the U.S. Women’s Open went on and even surpassed the initial record, in terms of attendance, that was set back in 2005 when 131,298 spectators filled the venue at Cherry Hills so as to watch the best in women golf do their thing on the curse. According to the USGA, there were a total off 134,016 spectators who graced this year’s event. That particular number even surpassed the previous prediction of many spectators as no one foresaw this happening. The news was actually made public by the USGA on Sunday evening.
With this year’s over and done with organizers of the event are already being faced with the challenge of ensuring that next year’s event goes even further and surpasses the record that was set over weekend. Anything other than that then many will consider the event as being not that much successful.