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Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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NYC market helps boost PGA Championship revenue projections

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 25 / 16

An increase in corporate hospitality and higher ticket prices in the New York market are expected to drive a 10 percent increase in PGA Championship revenue compared with last year’s event in Wisconsin. Ryan Cannon, tournament director for this year’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol Gol...

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