BMW Co-Chair: Partnerships Are Key

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(Image of Crooked Stick Golf Club courtesy of the BMW Championship) (Image of Crooked Stick Golf Club courtesy of the BMW Championship)
CARMEL -

The PGA's BMW Championship continues today at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, and a tournament co-chair says corporate and community support are driving the event's success. John Crisp says the tournament has attracted more than 100 corporate partners and 2,300 volunteers. He says, despite weather challenges, "attendance has been great," with the event still on track to generate a $30 million economic impact.

Around 70 of the world's best golfers are taking part in this weekend's tournament, with the final round set for Sunday. The event's total purse is $8.5 million.

Crisp says Crooked Stick's management was unanimous in wanting to bring the BMW Championship back to the course. Crooked Stick last hosted the event in 2012, and it was voted by the players as the Tournament of the Year.

During an interview earlier this week, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said the tournament also pays dividends in the national exposure it gives Carmel.

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