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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Tuesday, April 6 BASEBALL: Rangers Sell Out Globe Life Field for Opener Major […]

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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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MGM Resorts to Sponsor Korn Ferry Tour Event

MGM Resorts International will become the title sponsor of the Korn Ferry Tour’s first event at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The MGM Resorts Championship at Paiute will be staged April 15–18 and feature a full field of 156 players who will compete for a $600,000 purse. “The Korn Ferry Tour has quickly become one of […]

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Puerto Rico Awarded First USGA Championship

The Grand Reserve Golf Club in Puerto Rico will be the first course outside the mainland in a U.S. territory to host a USGA championship when it welcomes the 7th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship from April 30–May 4, 2022. The Grand Reserve Golf Club has been the annual host for the PGA Tour’s Puerto […]

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LPGA Adds Match-Play Event in Las Vegas

The LPGA has announced it will host the inaugural Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The MGM Resorts International course will host the event May 26-30 for 64 players and feature a $1.5 million prize purse. The Los Angeles-based Bank of Hope previously served as title sponsor of the […]

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Jon Rahm, lower right, walks down with 13th fairway with his caddy, Adam Hayes, on the South Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on January 31, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Farmers Insurance Open Organizers Give Inside Look at Tournament Preparations

The differences in planning and producing a PGA Tour event, especially in a state with stringent restrictions on fans and on-hand employees, was laid bare during a recent webinar featuring those involved with the recent Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Nick Schling, director of operations for the Farmers Insurance […]

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SentryWorld in Wisconsin to Host 2023 U.S. Senior Open

SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, will host the 43rd U.S. Senior Open Championship tournament in 2023, the United States Golf Association announced, awarding the course its third USGA championship overall and first Senior Open. The tournament will take place June 29 through July 2, 2023. SentryWorld, a public parkland course in central Wisconsin, was developed […]

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2022 PGA Championship, Taken Away From Trump National, Heading to Southern Hills Country Club

Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which has hosted four PGA Championships in the past 50 years, will be the 2022 PGA Championship host, the PGA of America announced on Twitter on Monday afternoon, after the organization earlier this month took the event away from Trump National in New Jersey in the wake of […]

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Will There Be a Boom in Destination Golf?

The number of golf rounds played nationwide was up 13 percent year over year through November despite course closures that sharply impacted the industry in the spring of 2020, according to market researcher Golf Datatech. Rounds were up almost 57 percent in November, the sixth straight month in which year-over-year improvements were larger than the […]

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PGA of America Pulls 2022 Championship from Trump Course

The PGA of America has pulled the 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, citing concerns over what holding the event at a course owned by President Donald Trump would do for the organization’s image following last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump protesters. The event, one of […]

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