PGA Championship facts and figures

PGA Championship facts and figures


Economic Estimates for the 2012 PGA Championship:

  • Overall economic impact of $193 million for the state of South Carolina
  • 210,000 spectators
  • More than 50,000 out of town visitors
  • Will produce $26 million in labor income and support 832 jobs
  • $75 million in media exposure
  • A PGA Championship visitor is expected to spend an average of $345 a day
  • $4.1 million in estimated local Accommodations, Restaurant, Sales and Admissions Tax
  • 154 hours of live television broadcast from The Ocean Course to the U.S. alone
  • Worldwide coverage reaches more than 600 million households in more than 200 countries
  • Live updates on and Live 5 mobile (Search Live 5 News and Live 5 Weather in your app store)
  • 94% of tickets sold 18 months in advance

Fun Facts & Figures:

  • About ½ million square feet of flooring will be assembled for the Championship. It's enough to cover six football fields.
  • The 2012 PGA Championship is the longest PGA Championship ever at 7,676 yards.
  • There are four 30,000 square feet (plus) hospitality suites being erected on The Ocean Course.
  • The Ocean Course will become only the fifth course to host all of the PGA of America's major Championships – Ryder Cup, Senior PGA and PGA Championship.
  • Only 30,000 spectators will be allowed on The Ocean Course daily.
  • There are 3,000 adults volunteering during the Championship, with 1,500 volunteers daily.
  • The merchandise tent spans 32,000 square feet.
  • The 2012 PGA Championship will have a 156-member field.
  • 33 Major Champions will play in the 2012 PGA Championship.
  • The Wanamaker Trophy weighs 27 pounds.
  • 2 ½ miles of beach along The Ocean Course
  • More than 100 brand new 40" and 55" HD TVs in the Wanamaker Club alone. All of the menus in the Wanamaker Club will be electric displays on HDTVs.
  • Seven beer options available on course (both domestic and imported).
  • 72 bartenders working in the Wanamaker Club alone, with more than 50 in the hospitality areas
  • 125+ continuously-running shuttles
  • 86 broadcast trailers and trucks
  • 54 hours of live coverage on Sirius XM
  • 74+ hours of live streaming video on