Greensboro, NC -- A few rounds of golf are worth millions to the Triad.
The Wyndham Championship kicks off in about two weeks in Greensboro. And while the golfers are thinking about their swings and getting the best score, local businesses are thinking about their bottom line, especially those just down the road from Sedgefield Country Club.
"The restaurant business is an up and down business. Anytime you can get that traffic, it's nice to have that bump," said Charles Brock, manager at Darryl's Wood Fired Grill on High Point Road.
"This is always a good week for us. It brings a lot of money to the community, and it's just been getting better every year. So we got a bunch of good specials ready to go this Wyndham Championship," said Patrick Raynor, manager at J. Butler's Bar and Grill.
Every year, the Wyndham Championship draws between 75,000 and 85,000 people, including players, fans and the media.
And every year, as that number grows, so do the dollar signs.
The PGA Tour estimates the economic impact for the Triad is between $35 and $45 million. That's money spent at restaurants, hotels and television exposure in more than 100 countries.
At least two hotels are already booked for the week, and others are filling up fast.
"When you add up all the media exposure, and all the money people spend when they're here, and everything from Piedmont Triad International Airport and the flights that come in, and the rental cars, it adds up to a big number," said Rob Goodman, media relations director for the Wyndham Championship.
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