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Bryan Karns: Preparing for the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club

  The 2022 PGA Championship was scheduled to be held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, before the PGA of America in January announced that it would move the event instead to Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the 2021 Senior PGA Championship was recently completed. The PGA Championship then received a […]

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Mollie Marcoux Samaan Named LPGA Commissioner

The LPGA’s board of directors have selected Mollie Marcoux Samaan as the professional golf tour’s next commissioner, becoming the ninth leader of the LPGA Tour since its formation in 1950. Marcoux Samaan is currently the Ford Family Director of Athletics at Princeton University. She will succeed Mike Whan, who was recently announced as the next […]

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Palm Beach to Host Its First NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission will host the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championship at PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion Course. The event, May 17–21, will mark the first NCAA men’s golf championship to take place in The Palm Beaches, although the region has been awarded more in the years to come. […]

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LPGA Tour Names BetMGM as First Official Betting Operator

The LPGA has announced a multi-year agreement with BetMGM to become the first Official Betting Operator and Partner of the LPGA Tour. As part of the agreement, BetMGM will feature LPGA odds in BetMGM’s betting menu alongside the PGA Tour, the European Tour and other global leagues and sporting events. Additionally, BetMGM will have rights […]

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Greater Lansing to host NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority will be the focal point of the women’s college golf world as it hosts the NCAA Division III National Championships. The event will bring 25 schools with 131 student-athletes from across the country to Forest Akers West Golf Course from May 11–14 at East Lansing’s Michigan State University. Olivet College […]

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How Sports Betting is Changing the
Game for Destinations and Venues

The U.S. Supreme Court has had more than a passing influence in the world of sports. Whether it was the 1972 Curt Flood case that upheld Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a 1984 antitrust case involving the NCAA that allowed conferences to sell their own TV rights and paved the way for gigantic media rights […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the second inning in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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Artie Starrs Named CEO of Topgolf

Topgolf Entertainment Group has named Artie Starrs as the new chief executive officer at Topgolf, effective April 5. Starrs will be responsible for the continued growth and expansion of Topgolf, which is now owned by parent company Callaway Golf. Starrs previously worked for Yum! Brands, most recently as global CEO for Pizza Hut, overseeing the […]

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The Sea Otter Classic is a bicycling and outdoor sports festival and expo held each spring in Monterey, California. The four-day event is considered the world's largest cycling festival, drawing nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes. Photo: Michael Troutman/www.dmtimaging.com via SeeMonterey.com

Case Study: How a Destination Markets Outdoor Events in a Pandemic

Monterey County in California is a sports destination that may not be immediately top of mind. But it is the site of Pebble Beach, home of the famous AT&T Pro-Am and one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the world. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is home not only to the IndyCar Series but a […]

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