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PGA officials announce free ticket program for juniors

Tournament officials have announced a new junior ticket program that will give free entry for up to two children aged 17 and younger per ticketed adult to the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

CHASKA, Minn. -- PGA Championship officials have announced a new junior ticket program that will give free entry for two kids (17 and younger) per ticketed adult to the 2009 PGA Championship, to be held Aug. 10-16, 2009, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. More information about ticket packages and prices is available at

No special requirements are necessary to participate in the junior ticket program. When accompanied by a ticketed adult, up to two juniors will receive daily passes and granted entry upon arrival at the 2009 PGA Championship ticket gate.

"The 2009 PGA Championship offers Minnesotans a rare chance to see a major championship, featuring golf's greatest competing in their backyard," said Michael Belot, 2009 PGA Championship tournament director. "This program makes it easy for families to share this exciting opportunity with the next generation of golfers in this state."

Daily junior tickets for the 2009 PGA Championship were originally going to be sold for $15, Monday -- Wednesday, and $25, Thursday -- Sunday, per junior when accompanied by a ticketed adult. As ticket sales are tracking toward a sellout by early summer, PGA Championship officials decided to implement this program to ensure the event remains easily accessible to families.

Tickets for the 2009 PGA Championship are available for purchase through the 2009 PGA Championship Web site,, or by phone at, 800-PGA GOLF.

About the 2009 PGA Championship

The 2009 PGA Championship will be played August 10-16, 2009, at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. The PGA Championship features the strongest field in golf and is considered one of the largest sporting events in the world. Since 1916, golf's best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship's coveted Wanamaker Trophy; including past champions Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Walter Hagen.

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By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, the Association enables PGA Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry.

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