Second chance: PGA 2012 to release 2,000 more Thursday-Sunday ticket packages
Posted 6/8/2012 5:03:00 PM
If you’ve bemoaned your failure to get tickets to the Thursday-Sunday portions of the 2012 PGA Championship
, Aug. 9-12 at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course
, tournament officials have good news for you.
Responding to the high demand for previously sold-out tickets, the tournament will make available fewer than 2,000 packages – each including daily grounds tickets for the Thursday-Sunday tournament rounds – beginning June 18 at 10 a.m. The four-day packages will be sold for $500 each, plus tax, on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We want to give as many people as possible the chance … to experience what will be one of the most historic and memorable golf events in history,” PGA 2012 general chairman (and Kiawah Island Resort president) Roger Warren said. “To do this, unclaimed tickets previously reserved for private sales and hospitality clients have been reallocated for the general public to purchase.”
The announcement does not mean any more tickets will be sold to the tournament rounds. The PGA of America previously announced attendance will be capped at 30,000 spectators per day.
“Because of such high demand at Kiawah, we found a way to make more grounds tickets available to the public by reshuffling other current ticket allotments,” tournament championship director Brett Sterba said. Earlier, officials had announced sellouts of tickets for Friday-Sunday, with only a few Thursday competition and Monday-Wednesday practice tickets available.
The new ticket packages can be purchased at the PGA of America Ticket Center beginning June 18 at 10 a.m. Purchases can be made online at www.PGA2012.com
, or by calling (800) 742-4653. You can register for an e-mail reminder of the sale at the website
, too. Practice round tickets (Aug. 6-8) remain available.