|Monday Oct 11, 2021|
Fresh off the highly praised hosting of the 43rd Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits owner Herb Kohler received sobering news consistent with the pandemic times. Last week, Old Course Limited, a subsidiary of USA-registered Kohler Co. that owns St. Andrews' Old Course Hotel, Hamilton Grand and The Duke's Golf Course, reported that revenue dropped 63.4 percent in 2020. The financial dip should be shortlived, though, as St. Andrews and the Old Course prepare for the 150th hosting of the British Open.
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