Inside Wisconsin: Hitting the green: Landing a major golf tournament scores economic payback
Posted Jun 22 2010 8:06pm
Luring the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els to Wisconsin for a golf tournament may seem like a transitory, made-for-TV event, given the putt-and-run nature of professional golf. But the dollars left behind by the pros, their fans and sponsors can be an economic hole-in-one for states where tournaments are staged. Last week's announcement that the 2017 U.S. Open will be held in Kettle Moraine's Erin Hills Golf Course continues Wisconsin's run of attracting front-line golf tournaments - and the revenue that follows as certainly as the gallery of fans.