Starting Monday, tickets to this week's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte will no longer be available -- online or on site -- from the PGA of America, the tournament's organizer said Sunday.
Tickets for the actual competition Thursday-Sunday have been sold out for months, but Monday and Tuesday practice rounds were still still available at www.pgachampionship.com as of Sunday. The PGA doesn't share ticket statistics but has said more than 200,000 fans are expected to attend Charlotte's first-ever golf major.
If you still need tickets, however, you're not out of luck. Passes are still for sale on the secondary market.
The PGA of America and PrimeSport have an official ticket exchange at https://www.primesport.com/d/pga-championship-tickets. The site, for example, has tickets for Sunday's final round starting at $114.75. That's a little above the $95 face value for a regular grounds pass.
Other ticket sellers such as StubHub are also selling tickets on their sites. Sunday grounds passes were available on Stubhub starting at $87.32
Cameron Papp, a StubHub spokesman, said sales for the PGA Championship on the site have been essentially flat from a year ago. Saturday tickets have been the most popular, followed by Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
About 54 percent of the purchasers have been from North Carolina, followed by 12 percent from South Carolina, he said. Tickets have been purchased from the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Spain.
Each ticketed adult can bring four "juniors" (ages 17 and younger) for free. Those with a military affiliation -- active duty, retirees, reserve and national guard -- can also attend for free and bring a guest. Present a military ID at the main spectator entrance.
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