BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Professional golf is making its return to The Country Club in Brookline this week and businesses are gearing up for the major business that they hope will come with it.
Practice rounds begin for the 2022 U.S. Open on Monday, with the main event teeing off on Thursday, June 16, and as fans travel from all over the world to watch some of golf's best compete, businesses in Brookline are hoping this new influx of people can help make up for a relatively quiet month after Boston College's graduation ceremonies wrapped up.
Sofia, who works at the Shops at Chestnut Hill, told WBZ's Jim MacKay graduation season is normally their last big sales rush of the season, which means this extra boost from the U.S. Open is a welcomed sight.
"We're pretty excited for whenever we get big events like that, especially when summer is approaching," she said.
Tina, who owns an arts and crafts business, said she normally does most of her sales online but is excited for the chance to have people come to visit and possibly sign up for her artwork newsletter.
"It's always fun to get them into our shops," she said. "If I can get people to sign up then that's really a plus for me."
This is the first time The Country Club has hosted the U.S. Open in over three decades. The last professional golf tournament held at The Country Club was the 1999 Ryder Cup.
WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports.