Ticket Registration Opens Today for the 100th PGA Championship
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Ticket Registration Opens Today for the 100th PGA Championship
By registering early, fans improve chances of getting desired tickets for historic event
ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2017 – Ticket registration opens today for the 100th PGA Championship, to be held August 6 – 12, 2018, at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Once again, the Championship will feature the strongest field in golf — based on the Official World Golf Rankings — and the top 20 finishers from the PGA Professional Championship.
To ensure widespread access to the most in-demand ticket types, PGA Championship tickets are sold exclusively through a free, no obligation, online registration process. Fans can visit www.pgachampionship.com to hold their place — first come, first served — to purchase tickets when they go on sale in August of 2017. The earlier fans register the better, as historically many of the most popular ticket types sell out well in advance of the event.
Demand for PGA Championship tickets has reached record levels; this combined with the excitement surrounding the 100th playing of the PGA Championship and the anticipation of the event’s first return to St. Louis in more than two decades, a sell-out is anticipated.
“We’re only 14 months away from one of the biggest and most important celebrations in major championship golf, the 100th playing of the PGA Championship, and it’s happening right here in St. Louis,” said 2018 Championship Chairman Mike DeCola. “Our community has shown tremendous support of past championships at Bellerive and the 100th PGA Championship will be even greater. It will undoubtedly be one of the biggest sporting events St. Louis has ever seen.
“That’s why we are strongly encouraging fans to register online beginning today to ensure their ability to purchase tickets when they go on sale in August. The 100th PGA Championship will be at center stage on the international golf calendar in 2018, with the world’s best golfers competing for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy. But just as important, the experience of being at Bellerive to take it all in is simply not to be missed.”
Both week-long and daily ticket pricing will be announced at a later date.
To further demonstrate its continuing commitment to growing the game of golf, the PGA of America will offer free Championship access to young fans 17 and under, as well as America’s active and retired service men and women. Each ticketed adult can bring up to four juniors under the age of 17 onto the grounds for free each day. No registration for juniors is necessary. Junior tickets will be available at the Admission and Will Call Office at the Championship’s main entrance and will be available regardless of a sell-out.
Likewise, all U.S. active duty, military retirees, active reserve, National Guard, Department of Defense civilians and their accompanying spouses will be eligible to receive complimentary Daily Grounds tickets by presenting their Military ID at the Admissions and Will Call Office during the playing of the 100th PGA Championship, August 6 – 12, 2018. Again, no registration for U.S. active duty, military retires, active reserve, National Guard, Department of Defense civilians and their accompanying spouses is necessary and will be available regardless of a sell-out.
Ticket Registration Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why do I need to register?
A: In order to provide golf fans a fair process for accessing the most in-demand ticket types, tickets will be sold exclusively through an online registration program. The earlier fans register, the better positioned they will be to access the most popular ticket types when they go on sale in August of 2017.
Q: Is there a cost to register?
A: Registration is free and there is no obligation to purchase tickets when they go on sale.
Q: When will I be given the opportunity to purchase my tickets?
A: Tickets will go on sale in August of 2017, following this year’s PGA Championship. Your window to purchase tickets will be based on the date you registered and will be confirmed following your registration.
Q: How will I know when I’ll be able to purchase tickets?
A: Registrants will receive a number of email communications before and during your window to purchase.
Q: Will tickets be available all the way up to the Championship?
A: Based on the success of the registration process at past PGA Championships, the more than two-decade absence of major championship golf from St. Louis, and the special importance of our 100th year, we anticipate the most highly sought after tickets will sell out well in advance of the 2018 PGA Championship.
To stay up-to-date on PGA Championship news, including this year’s 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., visit www.pgachampionship.com, as well as follow @PGAChampionship on Twitter or go to facebook.com/pgachampionship.
About the PGA Championship
The PGA Championship features one of the strongest international fields in golf, the fairest setup, and the only all-professional field among golf’s majors. Since 1916, golf’s best professionals have won the PGA Championship: from Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson; to Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy. For more information, visit www.PGAChampionship.com.
About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, with 28,000 professionals who daily work to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGAofAmerica on Twitter and find us on Facebook.
About Bellerive Country Club
Located in St. Louis, Mo., Bellerive Country Club is a private club that is home to one of the finest golf courses in the Midwestern United States. Opened in 1897, Bellerive Country Club has a long tradition of hosting spectator and championship golf events. In 2013, Bellerive became only the third club in the United States to host all four traveling men’s professional major championships (PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship, U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open). Bellerive Country Club will host its first PGA Championship since 1992 when the 100th PGA Championship is played on the storied course from August 6-12, 2018.