2015 PGA Championship, tickets, Whistling Straits

New ticket pre-registration process for 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits

Golf fans wishing to attend the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits must complete a free online pre-registration prior to August 11 to be eligible to purchase tickets during the public sale.

KOHLER, Wis. -- Reigning PGA Champion Jason Dufner joined PGA of America officials and members of Kohler Co. today for a news conference at The Digital Theater at Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee to announce a new public online ticket pre-registration process for the 2015 PGA Championship, which is celebrating its third visit to Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., and perennially features the strongest field and deepest international lineup of any major golf championship.

Fans are required to complete the free online pre-registration at www.PGAChampionship.com prior to August 11 to be eligible to purchase tickets during the public sale, which will run from August 11-30, 2014.

2015 PGA Championship Tickets: Click here to access the free online-registration form

Ticket seekers will be placed into groups based on the date they pre-registered. The earlier that people pre-register, the better positioned they will be to purchase the most popular tickets. Based on the outstanding fan response and support for recent PGA Championships, The PGA of America expects the most highly sought-after tickets to go very quickly. Championship rounds for the 2013 PGA Championship sold out in advance of the event, for example, and many coveted ticket categories for the 2014 PGA Championship, including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday grounds tickets, as well as Wanamaker Club tickets, have sold out.

"We encourage fans to complete the free online pre-registration process sooner rather than later," said 2015 PGA Championship Director Jason Mengel. "We anticipate a very strong demand for 2015 PGA Championship tickets and are preparing to welcome thousands of passionate golf fans to stunning Whistling Straits for the most innovative major in professional golf where fans are truly embraced as part of the event."

In addition to the new public ticket pre-registration process, Mengel also highlighted a number of exciting new offerings at the 2015 PGA Championship, which rewards its winner with the coveted Wanamaker Trophy.

"Of special note, we are excited to offer a unique ticket opportunity that gives fans the right to purchase four weeklong tickets for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits as part of the limited 2015 PGA Championship 'Ultimate Foursome' package," Mengel said. "Overall, we've taken a close look at how we can continue to improve the experience for fans in attendance at the Championship, and we feel we have made significant strides heading into 2015.

"The new Wanamaker Club location, for example, is arguably the best in Championship history, sitting just to the right of the 9th hole overlooking the Straits Course and Lake Michigan. We also have a new entrance plan to the course, and are pleased to provide a convenient hotel room reservation system for our out-of-town guests."

The PGA of America will offer a variety of ticket options for the 2015 PGA Championship as inventory and high demand allows.

Ticket options include:

-- Weeklong Grounds Tickets -- Perfect for the enthusiast, weeklong grounds tickets allow access to the Championship Grounds all seven (7) days of the Championship, Monday -- Sunday ($295 for week).

-- Daily Grounds Tickets -- Individual daily grounds tickets will be available for practice rounds on Monday ($30), Tuesday ($30) and Wednesday ($40), and for all Championship rounds on Thursday ($90), Friday ($95), Saturday ($95) and Sunday ($95).

-- Wanamaker Club Tickets -- The Wanamaker Club will be located in a new prime position on the course to the golfer's right of the 9th fairway. The Wanamaker Club is a sports-bar-themed pavilion including air-conditioning, multiple HD televisions, private restrooms, upscale food & beverage options (available for purchase), and enhanced décor. The Wanamaker Club Ticket Package provides access to the Championship Grounds and Wanamaker Club all seven (7) days of the Championship ($475 for week).

-- The "Ultimate Foursome" Package -- As a new option this year, fans who purchase one of the limited "Ultimate Foursome" packages containing (4) Wanamaker Club Tickets for the 2015 PGA Championship will also have the right to purchase four (4) weeklong tickets for the 2020 Ryder Cup -- which will also be played at Whistling Straits -- and bypass the Ryder Cup Random Ticket Draw (2015 package price does NOT include cost of Ryder Cup tickets. The package includes rights to purchase only, and Ryder Cup tickets will be an additional cost announced and offered at a later date).

During the 2015 PGA Championship, complimentary grounds access will also be available on a daily basis for juniors (age 17 or younger, accompanied by a ticketed adult) and select military personnel (Active, Military Retirees, Reservists and Civilians with Department of Defense ID).

Full details on the 2015 PGA Championship ticket pre-registration process are available at www.PGAChampionship.com. Registration takes only a few moments, and there is no obligation to purchase tickets by completing the online form.

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About The PGA Championship
The PGA Championship perennially features the strongest field, the fairest set-up, and deepest international lineup of any major golf championship. The 2014 PGA Championship will feature the largest purse of any major championship ($10 million). Since 1916, golf's best professionals have won the PGA Championship, including: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Raymond Floyd, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen.

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