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Officials pledge better traffic flow, parking for 2021 PGA championship

A parking attendant outside Kiawah Island Resort at the 2012 PGA Championship. (Photo Source: Live 5) A parking attendant outside Kiawah Island Resort at the 2012 PGA Championship. (Photo Source: Live 5)
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the PGA Friday pledged a better parking plan and traffic flow for the 2021 championship on Kiawah Island.

The 2012 tournament was plagued with parking and traffic issues. The issue took center stage at a press conference announcing the tournament is returning here.

Kiawah Island Director of Golf Roger Warren said the parking plan in 2012 was "poorly engineered."

Warren said the plan for 2012 is to have spectators park further away from the island have use shuttles to get to the Ocean Course.

"We need to have a better plan and will have a better plan," Warren said.

Gov. Nikki Haley also admitted there were problems in 2012.

"We will start working on them yesterday," Haley said.

Officials say the 2012 tournament generated $193 million dollars in revenue for South Carolina.

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