If you want tickets to the 2012 PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island you better get on the ball. The tournament is already almost sold out and shortly after the final putt drops at this year’s PGA Championship all the remaining tickets are sure to be gone as well.
Today we caught up with Kiawah Island Golf Resort president Roger Warren to talk about the upcoming event and how golf fans across the state can secure tickets to the tournament.
Those of you accustomed to how difficult Masters badges are to come by will be pleasantly surprised with how easy it will be to scoop up some of the remaining tickets.
“What people have to do right now is go to PGA2012.com and register,” Warren said from our SCRN studios Tuesday. Go to the area that looks for registration for tickets. Register for the right to purchase tickets starting August 14th this year.”
What is the signifance of August 14th you ask? Sunday August 14th is the day the final round of the 2011 PGA Championship will be played. Once the tournament ends you will be able to purchase tickets as you want for the ’12 event on Kiawah Island. Tickets will be sold to those who are registered on a first come first serve basis until they are sold out. It isn’t expected to take long. Oh, and when they say tickets go on sale after the ’11 PGA Championship, they mean RIGHT after.
“When the last putt falls on that day that will be the trigger for people who have preregistered to go online and purchase tickets,” Warren said.
This is the first time in its 94 year history that the PGA Championship, or any major championship for that matter, has been played in South Carolina. Needless to say, this is a big opportunity to see one of the four biggest golf tournaments in the world up close and personal.
Warren said to be sure to get registered so you don’t miss out.
“You’ve gotta make your decision and get it done starting August 14th or you are going to miss this opportunity.”