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WDKX.com » Blog » PGA Championship To Bring $78 Million To Rochester
Apr 2nd 2013 5:47 am
PGA Championship To Bring $78 Million To Rochester
by News

In four months, hundreds of thousands of golfers and spectators will descend into Rochester for the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.

According to Visit Rochester, a record-breaking estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people will attended each day of the Championship.

Saturday and Sunday grounds tickets are already sold out. However, tickets to attend those days are available through the four-day pass.

Don Jeffries, CEO and President of Visit Rochester, says the PGA Championship will have a $78 million economic impact in the Rochester region.

"It's not just the players and their families, but all the people who come and visit and stay in our hotels, go to our restaurants or use our dry cleaning services," Jeffries explained. "It's about everything we have to offer and it's [totals about] $70 million."

Jeffries also believes this event offers Rochester a rare opportunity to showcase itself on a worldwide stage.

The PGA Championship will draw about 1,000 journalists from all over the world. The last time the PGA Championship came to Rochester there were about 300 journalists who traveled to the region.

"There are 1,000 reporters from all over the world coming to Oak Hill," Jeffries said. "The game has taken on such an international flavor that we've taken a chance to tell our story to a 1,000 media folks from all over the world."

Visit Rochester says they will have concierge services all around town for visitors in case they need restaurant recommendations or suggestions on attractions to visit. They will be set up at shuttle stops, hotels, at Oak Hill Country Club and at parking lots.

The 2013 PGA Championship will be from August 5-11.

Source: 13wham.com