Record ticket sales for PGA Championship on Kiawah (Update: Big dollar impact forecast)

Update December 18: With the days counting down to the August 6-12 PGA Championship at Kiawah, the forecasters are continuing to tell a story of many dollars.

The Post and Courier's Warren Wise has followed eight months behind the Charleston Regional Business Journal report (mentioned below) and has a more complete picture of the estimated $92 million in spending and 832 jobs; take a read here.

Update April 11: With record breaking ticket sales already on the books, a newly released study is predicting vast amounts Lowcountry visitors and a jaw dropping economic impact.

According to a College of Charleston School of Business study, the PGA Championships will bring more than 50,000 visitors and a local economic impact of $92 million.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal has an article which explores the additional benefits the Charleston area will receive during the globally televised event. For more on the PGA's potential impacts on the local landscape, click here.

Update December 6, Saturday sold out: The 2012 PGA Championship today announced a historic first: all daily grounds tickets for Saturday, August 11, 2012, have been sold.

That's some 20 months prior to the event. According to the group, never before has a PGA Championship sold out of daily tickets for any single round this far in advance of Championship play.

It is projected that Sunday’s daily grounds tickets and the week-long Wanamaker Club tickets will be the next two sets to sell out for the week-long event.

If you'd like to get dibs on upcoming ticket sales or learn more about the 2012 tournament, head here.

First reporting, December 12: Live 5 News reports that ticket sales for the 2012 PGA Championship set for the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island have already broken PGA sales records.

Daily sales have hit new records for the PGA and by the end of December, PGA officials predict nearly $400,000 in state tax revenue will be generated by advance sales for the golf tournament.

If you haven't already hopped on board, pre-registration for tickets sales are still available. Register today.

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