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Survey results: Most-admired tournaments

What other PGA Tour event do you admire the most?

The Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte received the most mentions (7), followed by the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Here are some of the comments:

Wells Fargo Championship
— Great course, great facility owner, great field.
— Industry leader.
— Tremendous business connections through their members, and money is no object.
— The strategy implemented from the moment the host organization was established resulted in an extremely well-engaged community at all levels. The presentation, attention to detail, high quality level of experience provided for all constituents, from players, caddies, corporate partners, general-admission ticket holders, etc., is second to none.
— Great balance of tradition and hospitality.
— Local market penetration.

Waste Management Phoenix Open
— Community involvement.
— I admire the connection they have built with the community. It has always been a must-do that time of year. Getting 500,000 [total attendance] is unbelievable.
— Host organization fundraising capability.
— Do a great job in generating attendance, sponsorships and charitable dollars without some of the game’s biggest stars being in the field.

Players Championship
— Scale of size and quality of the event.
— Activation of the community.
— I like what it has grown into, the bigness of it and the facility.
— Attention to detail in every area.

Wells Fargo Championship
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