What are you doing May 17-23, 2021? Odds are that whatever you’re doing then, the 103rd PGA tournament will be a factor. Scott Reid, the 2021 PGA Championship Director spoke at the Exchange Club of Kiawah-Seabrook meeting and provided a wealth of information about the event, which will be held on the Ocean Course at Kiawah. The PGA tournament is the only major tournament where all the players are professionals and the level of competition is very high, so it draws a huge audience. Over 150,000 golf fans, with more than 50,000 from out-of-town, will descend on our community and contribute more than $220 million to our economy. The tournament will be broadcast in over 175 countries with a total audience of 500 million households, and there will be 175 hours of TV coverage of the event in the U.S. More than 1,000 members of the media will be reporting on the event.
Ticket registration for the tournament is now open at www.pgachampionship.com/register, and the tournament is looking for 3,100 volunteers to help with the effort. Volunteers can register at www.pgachampionship.com/volunteer.
The PGA Tournament is back at Kiawah in part because of the success the last PGA tournament held at Kiawah in 2012. It will showcase our island communities for the golfers across the country and around the world, and it’s a safe bet that it will have a big impact on all of us next year.
-Submitted by Thad Peterson