By Lauren Ratcliffe
Published June 7, 2012
High demand for previously sold-out tickets for the 2012 PGA Championship has led tournament officials to sell fewer than 2,000 additional ticket packages.
And with the tournament only 60 days away, PGA 2012 has reshuffled tickets to make more packages available to the general public.
Tickets will become available at 10 a.m. June 18.
“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,” he said.
The number of total attendees is still capped at 30,000 per day.
“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 popular PGA Championships in event history. Saturday grounds tickets originally sold out in December 2010 during the first opportunity to purchase. Friday and Sunday grounds tickets and weeklong Wanamaker Club passes sold out in the second purchase opportunity in August 2011.
The newest ticket package will be sold through the PGA of America Ticket Center at 10 a.m. June 18. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 800-742-4653.
Practice round tickets for Monday through Wednesday are still available. The tournament runs Aug. 6-12.