The official PGA (Professional Golf Association) Tour for Latin America will be held in Quito under the name “All You Need is Ecuador Travel Open”. It is considered the most important golf tournament.
It will be held in Quito from September 22nd to the 28th and it will have 150 professional golfers from around the world competing, including a team from Ecuador with 12 contestants.
“It is a magnificent opportunity for the country’s tourism”, said Minister of Tourism Sandra Naranjo, who also assured that golf shouldn’t be considered an elite sport and said that with this tournament Ecuador will present itself to international media.
Minister Naranjo invited the citizens to participate for 500 tickets for this tournament, which will be held at Quito Tenis and Golf Club El Condado. For it they must share through twitter the reasons to play golf in Ecuador and what are the wonderful things the country has to offer using the hashtag #PGAEcuador.
PGA Tour Latin America is of great importance worldwide and it is expected to have a high positive impact on Ecuador. Thus the Ministry of Tourism, together with the Ecuadorian Golf Federation, have agreed with PGA Tour to bring three dates of this tournament, which will allow to promote Ecuador to the world.
It is estimated that around 1,500 people will assist to the games on a daily basis during that week, most of them golfers. The tournament will have international media coverage from the Golf Channel, CNN Sports, ESPN and other channels.