2012 PGA Championship hits Kiawah in 200 days | Events
The 94th PGA Championship begins August 6 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. As South Carolina’s first major, anticipation for the Championship has been growing since 2005, when the PGA of America announced its plan for the 2012 PGA Championship to be held in the Palmetto State.
Seven years later, the 94th PGA Championship is making history with its ticket and corporate hospitality sales. To date, the tournament has broken five single-day ticket records, with the largest grossing day nearly tripling the sales record on file.
“In 200 days, the PGA Championship will finally arrive in South Carolina, and the state is going to experience a $193 million positive impact,” said Roger Warren, President of Kiawah Island Golf Resort and General Chairman of the Championship. “We’ll welcome an additional 50,000 visitors coming from 44 different states and 10 countries for this event in August, which previously has been a slower season for tourism in Charleston.”
As this significant milestone is crossed, final plans are being put into place for transportation, parking and public safety. Thirty-five state, county and local officials are working together to make sure the Championship is a great experience for all tournament attendees. An official PGA Traffic Plan will be released once all traffic studies are finalized.
“In the next 200 days, you’re going to see the continued effort to keep people informed about the Championship logistical details and what this event means to South Carolina, the region and the Charleston community,” said Warren. “We are going to produce an event that will be memorable for its quality and experience, which will leave people talking about it for a long time to come.”
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