A new report shows the large impact golf has on Wisconsin’s economy.
Governor Jim Doyle says the report from the Wisconsin Golf Alliance shows the sport brings some major financial benefits to the Badger State. The study shows a $2.4 billion economic impact from golf in Wisconsin in 2008, and about 40,000 jobs created because of the sport.
The study comes as the PGA Championship gets underway at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan. Governor Doyle was at the course Tuesday to help kick-off the event, which is expected to draw over 200,000 spectators to the region and millions of viewers around the world.
Doyle says such a major tournament will help to showcase the scenic beauty of Wisconsin around the world.