The French Lick Resort is wrapping up final preparations for this week's 2015 Senior PGA Championship. Organizers announced in 2013 that the event would come to Indiana. The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the 2011 event, which was held in the Kentucky city, boosted the area economy by $25 million. More than 150 golfers are expected to take part in the event at the resort's Pete Dye Course.
Practice rounds begin tomorrow. The tournament itself is scheduled for Thursday, May 21-Sunday, May 24.
Participants in this year's event include Colin Montgomerie, Tom Kite, Nick Faldo and Fred Funk. Montgomerie won last year's event.
The French Lick Resort was recently named Best Historic Hotel in the United States in USA TODAY's “Reader's Choice Awards.” The Pete Dye Course at French Lick is part of the state's Pete Dye Golf Trail, which includes seven courses he designed.
Earlier this year, the resort unveiled its $20 million Meeting and Event Center. The venue says the 163,000 square-foot center features 27 meeting rooms and is the largest privately-owned meeting space in the state.
Source: Inside INdiana Business