WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, AUGUST 8: PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Profile America — Monday, August 8th. One of the highlights of this year's golf calendar gets under way today at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia — the 93rd championship of the Professional Golfers' Association of America. Many golfers have secured their place in the sport's history at the event, first played in 1916. The great Walter Hagen won the cup five times. The PGA championship draws the strongest field of contenders in the annual schedule of tournaments. Because of its nature, the event is not open to amateurs — of which there are many, because of the game's popularity. In the U.S., nearly 26 million people enjoy golfing each year — playing on almost 16,000 courses around the country. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 405
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1248, 1242
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau