Next month’s Masters Tournament – one of four majors on the PGA Tour – is expected to add $1 million to Greenwood’s regional economy, tourism officials said on Monday.
“The Masters is always very good for our local economy. Hotels will be at capacity and our restaurants will be busy as well,” said Kelly McWhorter, director of the Greenwood Regional Tourism and Visitors Bureau.
The first of golf’s four major championships, the Masters will take place April 6-9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
New Masters-related events are planned, including a Masters’ chef competition April 3 at the G. Frank Russell Career Center. Local chefs will compete in three categories – appetizer, entrée and dessert – with winning selections served April 4 as part of a Masters’ chef dinner at Inn on the Square.
Tickets to the dinner will be available at several local outlets including The Links at Stoney Point and Greenwood Visitors Bureau.