By Andy Owens
Published Aug. 2, 2012
Tiger Woods’ yacht “Privacy” was spotted moored at Bohicket Marina this week. (Photo/Provided)
Woods, who is in Akron, Ohio, this week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, told the Associated Press that he’s eager to get to South Carolina to prepare for next week’s championship and the winds that swirl around The Ocean Course.
The event is the first PGA major to come to the Charleston area. The last event that comes close to carrying the significance of the PGA Championship is The Ryder Cup in 1991, which was also played on Kiawah.
The PGA along with the College of Charleston School of Business did an economic forecast that showed the seven-day event, including practice rounds, could have a nearly $200 million impact when media exposure was factored in.
The College of Charleston’s study on the direct local impact of the 2012 PGA Championship said the event would bring more than 50,200 out-of-town visitors who would spend more than $92 million.
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