Big Profits from the Open

Looks like my informer was proved wrong about the Open bringing in money; From icLiverpool:

Businesses across the region raked in hefty profits with spectators spending £8m in the Hoylake area alone.

The golfers themselves spent £1.27m in the local area while visiting media spent £4m. Ken Davies, chief executive of Wirral’s Chamber of Commerce, said: “We estimated Wirral would see around £80m of investment from tourists and guests.

“While we’re still in the early stages of counting profits, it looks like we’ve certainly exceeded that by quite a way.

In other Open news, various sources are reporting that Hoylake will once again host the tournament within a decade, with 2013 the most likely year.


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