A golf tournament will be held in Montgomery County and it will be the first PGA event in the DC area since 2018.
With the end of the Masters at Augusta National on Sunday, the golf world will look to the upcoming Professional Golfers’ Association slate tournaments. One of them will be in Montgomery County, Maryland, and it will be the first PGA event in the DC area since 2018.
In May, the best golfers in the world will play at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland, for the Wells Fargo Championship. The club’s last event was the 2018 Quicken Loans National.
According to a new report from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, the tournament is expected to bring nearly $30 million in total economic activity to Maryland with more than $17 million in spending from visitors to Montgomery County who did not come to the county without the tournament.
The tournament is also expected to support approximately 250 jobs statewide while generating $175,000 in local tax revenue and $1.6 million in state tax revenue.
It’s not the only championship taking place in Montgomery County this year. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be held at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda in June. It is the first of eight PGA events to be held in Congress over the next 15 years, including a PGA Championship in 2031 and a Ryder Cup in 2037.
“Montgomery County is proud to host the Wells Fargo Championship in May and the KPMG Women’s Championship in June of this year, and is expected to host national tournaments for years to come,” County Executive Marc Elrich said. in a press release.
“Montgomery County’s golf courses attract players from across the region each year, and our economy will clearly benefit from hosting these tournaments in the county.”
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