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According to the National Golf Foundation, new course openings (approximately 200) have been sparse in the past decade. That, however, is not an indication of a struggling industry. From a 2020 survey, the NGF reports that a high percentage (80% public, 85% private) of courses underwent course improvements or renovations during the five years prior. Also, an estimated $9 billion has been invested into upgrades and enhancements over the past five years, demonstrating that courses are not withering up and going away.
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PGA Tour: AT&T Byron Nelson
Site: TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
LPGA Tour: Cognizant Founders Cup
Site: Upper Montclair Country Club, Clifton, New Jersey | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, noon to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1-3 p.m. (CBS).
PGA Tour Champions: Regions Tradition
Site: Greystone Golf and Country Club, Birmingham, Alabama | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 1:30-4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).
European Tour: Soudal Open
Site: Rinkyen International Golf Club, Antwerp, Belgium.
Television: Saturday, 6-10:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 5:30-10 a.m. (Golf Channel).
1-2: LPGA Leadership Academy, Newcastle, Wash. | Info
23-25: Golf Business Conference, Orlando, Fla.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info
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