More PGA Championship tickets going on sale
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The 2012 PGA Championship will sale 2,000 additional ticket packages to the public beginning June 18.
The packages will consist of daily grounds tickets for all four championship rounds Aug. 9-12 at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.
"We want to give as many people as possible the chance to follow their favorite players and experience what will be one of the most historic and memorable golf events in history," said Roger Warren, president of Kiawah Island Golf Resort and general chairman of the 2012 PGA Championship. "To do this, unclaimed tickets previously reserved for private sales and hospitality clients have been reallocated for the general public to purchase."
The PGA of America is still capping the number of attendees to 30,000 each day. The new four-day ticket packages will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis for $500 plus tax.
"The fans have spoken, and we've heard them loud and clear," said Brett Sterba, 2012 PGA Championship director."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."
This year's event has been one of the most sought-after tickets in PGA Championship history. Saturday grounds tickets originally soldout in December 2010 during the first ticket sale opportunity, while Friday and Sunday grounds tickets and week-long Wanamaker Club passes sold out in the second opportunity in August 2011.
The new ticket package will be sold through The PGA of America Ticket Center beginning 10a.m. on June 18. Purchases can be made online at www.PGA2012.com or by calling 800-742-4653.
Practice round tickets are also still available for Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 6-8.
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