The Korn Ferry Tour Championship officially started today when the Pro-Am tournament began, and this tournament is generating millions of dollars in economic impact.
It has been two years since this golf tournament last had an audience. In 2019, nearly 30,000 Victoria National came to see some of the best golfers in the world, and after a year of no spectators in 2020, Corn Ferry officials are looking forward to bringing back a normal tournament that attracts thousands from outside of Warrick County .
“When USI did a study a few years ago, I heard that we bring in between $ 10 million and $ 12 million annually, which is really significant in this area,” said Patrick Nichol, Executive Touranment Director. I’m really curious what will happen here. “
And after more than 18 months with almost no major events happening in our tri-state, local businesses are looking forward to having one that attracts people from all over the country.
Clifton Duckworth – GM – Ghost Quesadilla
“We’re very excited,” said Clifton Duckworth, general manager of Ghost Quesadilla in Newburgh. “We look forward to the deal. We are definitely looking forward to everyone who comes in. “
Officials of the tournament say ticket sales have been great so far and they expect nearly 30,000 people to come back to this year’s tournament.
The Pro-Am tournament ended for the day and hit the bad weather. Tuesday brings the second and last day of the Pro-Am event.