The Dick's Sporting Goods Open has been awarded the PGA Tour Champions Sales Award for 2017.  The announcement came in Boca Raton, Florida last Thursday, December 7th at the PGA Tour's Tournament Meetings.

In a press release provided by the PGA Tour Champions the Dick's Sporting Goods Open was honored for outstanding sales growth in 2017.  The Sales Award is presented annually to a tournament that has shown tremendous sales growth over the year.

According to information from the PGA Tour Champions the Dick's Sporting Goods Open increased sales by 33 percent over the previous year and exceeded tournament sales goals by 14 percent.  Participating sponsors and clients increased by 22 percent over 2016 and included more than 600 sponsors and clients.  The tournament had better than three million dollars in local sales for the first time in the history of the event.

The Sales Award marks the seventh honor the Dick's Sporting Goods Open has earned since it began in 2007.  Among other awards received were a pair of President's Awards in 2012 and in 2013.  That is the highest honor any tournament can receive on the PGA Tour Champions.

The 2018 Dick's Sporting Goods Open is set for August 17th - 19th at En Joie Golf Club in Endicott.  More details are available at

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