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Work Begins on PGA of America Campus in Frisco

Construction has begun on the new corporate headquarters for the PGA of America in Frisco, Texas. Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Cushman & Wakefield and Page, have started construction the new 106,622-square-foot headquarters that will sit on 6.2 acres of a 660-acre PGA Frisco campus. The project will also include two new championship golf courses, a 500-room […]

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Phil Mickelson and Kenneth Ferrie are shown on the ninth green during the final round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in 2006. The Open will return to Winged Foot in 2020 for the first time since then, but will be without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

U.S. Open Offers Golf Fans a Virtual Experience

The United States Golf Association will launch an enhanced U.S. Open Augmented Reality App to provide fans with an at-home experience for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, to be played September 14–20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Available for Apple and Google platforms, the U.S. Open AR App offers fans different […]

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The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard is held annually at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida. (Photo via Greater Orlando Sports Commission)

PGA Tour Going Big With 2020-2021 Season

The PGA Tour, which had its 2019–2020 season disrupted like every other sports organizer by the COVID-19 pandemic with 14 cancellations, will have a 50-tournament schedule for the 2020–2021 season. The season will end with the FedEx Cup championship on its traditional Labor Day weekend dates in 2021. The 50 tournaments on the schedule is […]

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Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, right, goes up for a shot in front of Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Bradenton, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA Seeing Success with ‘Wubble’ Concept

One of the professional leagues currently playing under a closed environment is the WNBA — but don’t call it a “bubble.” Instead, refer to it as the “wubble.” The league’s 22-game regular season is being played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, with teams playing every other day without fans. The playoffs will retain […]

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Royal Montreal Golf Club to Host 2024 Presidents Cup

Royal Montreal Golf Club in Canada will host the 2024 Presidents Cup, its second time hosting the international event that matches the best players from the United States against an international squad of opponents except Europe. The Royal Montreal Golf Club hosted the 2007 event, won by the U.S. team 19.5–14.5, and will become the […]

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Jon Rahm of Spain won the recent Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, one of many events the PGA Tour has managed to execute since June. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Case Study: How the PGA Tour’s Aggressive COVID-19 Testing Has Kept Events Going

If you were to draw up a sport suited for social distancing, it would be hard to craft something better than golf. Nonetheless, the efforts being taken by the PGA Tour to protect its players, caddies and essential event staff at its events, which have been taking place since mid-June, are extraordinary. “We have the […]

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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from […]

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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the […]

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Preparation Crucial to Reopening Sports Events

Representatives from two destinations that have already hosted sports events say that no matter when venues are open and sports commissions and CVBs are able to host again, making sure plans are in place and clearly communicated will be crucial to an event’s success. While those watching the Sports ETA webinar “First Out of the […]

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