Tournament organizers are hoping for between 5,000 and 7,000 spectators each day.
From Thursday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 21, the PGA Tour will hold the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at the Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y. This will be the first tour in Westchester since 2007.
With a field that includes no fewer than 17 former PGA Tour major champions, tournament organizers are hoping for between 5,000 and 7,000 spectators each day, and businesses are looking to get in on the action, reports WestfairOnline.com
While this tournament will draw considerably fewer attendees than The Barclays or the Buick Classic did when they were held at the Westchester Country Club, it is still expected to generate between $15 million and $20 million in revenue for the regional economy, said Steve Schoenfeld, the tournament’s Executive Director.
In addition, he said the county would benefit from tax revenues generated by the dozens of outside contractors working with the club and PGA Tour to help set up in operations.
Schoenfeld said the PGA Tour would like to make the Senior Players Championship, which has been held in Maryland since 2007, a staple in Westchester County.
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