Locals Triple Business as Golf Tournament Heads into Weekend

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Streets filled with fans fresh off the green Friday, ready to spend it in Charlotte. 

“I mean, it is my biggest night of the year,” said J.Sam Daniels. “Typically, I have a general number of what I think I can do on a very busy Friday night. I will triple that tonight.”
 
The Wells Fargo Golf Tournament brings an estimated $50 million to the Queen City each year. 
 
Daniels doubled his employees at J.Sam’s Wine Bar and Restaurant to prepare for nearly 10,000 golf fans that will pass by his business at Friday’s festivities as the championship heads into the weekend, and younger faces are bringing the cash.
 
“That’s the interesting thing about the golf tournament, especially this year," said Daniels. “We get a much younger crowd for this weekend than we normally do."
 
That reflects on the Quail Hollow golf course.
 
“Everyone’s just enjoying themselves, rooting on the golfers, having a good time,” said Kate Oliveira.
So far, CMPD has made no arrests at the tournament. The only concern, Police Chief Rodney Monroe says officers are juggling Wells Fargo crowds with Speed Street fans over the weekend.
 
“The city of Charlotte is just alive and well, and fortunately, we’ve been able to handle most of those events incident free, and we look forward to having a good summer,” said Chief Monroe.