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PGA Championship Will Come To Quail Hollow

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Quail Hollow in south Charlotte long known as a stop on the PGA tour has an even bigger tournament coming to it. That's the PGA Championship. The announcement didn't come as a surprise. CEO of the PGA of America Joe Steranka just confirmed the widely-circulated rumors. "Charlotte deserves this. Quail Hollow deserves it. And it's my pleasure to formally announce that the 99th PGA Championship will be played at Quail Hollow in August of 2017," announced Steranka. What's now called the Wells Fargo Championship has already put Quail Hollow on the map. The contract for that tournament runs out in 2014. But the PGA Championship, one of golf's four major tournaments, will draw even more attention. The association estimates its championships are broadcast in 660 million households across the world. Johnny Harris, President of the Board of Governors of Quail Hollow says the club is proud to host the event. "This will be a great place for the game. This will be a great place to watch sports and new heroes made," says Harris. "But more important in one respect, it will be a tremendous economic generator for the state of North Carolina." The PGA estimates the championship will give the state an $80 million boost. But the city and state will likely ante up some money to get ready to welcome 50,000 people to the course every day. Governor Bev Perdue says so far the state has made no financial promises.