Months before the tournament even began, the PGA of America announced on its website that there were signs of high demands for the 2017 PGA Championship tickets. The Charlotte Observer also reported that tickets to the tournament were sold out for months.
Inside Quail Hollow, its giant, 43,000 square-foot pro shop was a major hit among fans. Not only did the store's break its previous grand opening sales record, the rainy and wet conditions during the first couple days of the tournament helped draw a lot of fans into the indoor pro shop. More fans buying umbrellas and jackets at the pro shop meant more dough for the PGA.
With the success in ticket sales and merchandise considered, PGA officials should never worry about generating enough revenue in Charlotte.