PGA Championship could have over $100M economic impact in Lowcountry

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Some were worried limited capacity at this year’s PGA Tournament would mean a smaller economic boost for the Lowcountry, but so far, that doesn’t seem to be the case. City of Charleston officials say they’re already seeing more traffic around town, which they attribute to the tournament.

“You can already tell the energy around town has changed,” says Doug Warner, Vice President of Media and Innovation with the Charleston Visitors Bureau. “If you tried to book a restaurant reservation or get a hotel room you know that our industry and Charleston is back and getting there very quickly.”

A 2019 College of Charleston study predicted the tournament would bring $100 million in economic profit to the area. Even with in-person attendance limited to 50% at this year’s event, PGA…

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