The PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club generated more than $102 million worth of economic impact in the Rochester area; considerably more than the $78 million projected before the event.
That's from a report released today by the Greater Rochester Enterprise. It found more than 1800 temporary jobs were created to support the event, in addition to the money spent by the 225-thousand people who attended. 70-thousand of those people came from at least a hundred miles away. They booked about 5,000 hotel rooms and paid on average $600 per stay.
Those non-local ticket holders spent more than $58 million dollars while they were here, an average of $345 per day.
GRE President Mark Peterson said this is largely due to the the collaboration of state and local organizations to pull off an event of this magnitude.