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UEG Named Agency Of Record For '16 PGA Championship In N.J.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 25 / 15

The PGA of America has hired the United Entertainment Group as the agency of record for the '16 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. UEG is already the agency of record for this year’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., after the Matter agency merged ...

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