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2018 PGA Championship: What to know before you go

Here is the complete spectator guide for the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive, including the admission and mobile-phone policies, parking and transportation, schedule of events and more.

ADMISSION POLICY

Saturday tickets will be required for admission to the 100th PGA Championship on Saturday, August 11. Gate and public shuttle hours will remain the same.

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There will be no daily re-admission to the grounds of Bellerive Country Club. If you leave the grounds, you must have an unscanned ticket to return to the Championship. Once the bottom of the ticket has been scanned, it will no longer provide admission. The only exception is when the Weather Warning signs have been posted. Please wear your ticket in plain view at all times as security personnel will not allow admission to the 100th PGA Championship for individuals without appropriate credentials.

PHOTO & AUTOGRAPH POLICY

Cameras are only allowed on-site at Bellerive Country Club during Practice Rounds, Monday through Wednesday, and are not permitted on-site during Championship Rounds, Thursday through Sunday. Autographs may be requested and given at the contestants’ convenience, at the Practice Range and Putting Green, during Practice Rounds only. Please consult the Mobile Device Policy for guidelines regarding mobile device photo, audio and video capturing while on course.

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JUNIOR ADMISSION POLICY

Junior PGA golfers

As part of the PGA of America’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf, the Championship is excited to offer up to four complimentary junior admissions with every paid adult ticket. Junior admissions apply to youth age 17 and under, and may be obtained at the Admissions Office located at the Main Spectator Entrance on the day of entry. Please note, these tickets do not grant access into private hospitality venues or Clubhouse.

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MILITARY ADMISSION POLICY

To honor the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces, the Championship is pleased to offer complimentary daily admission to all military personnel who are currently Active, Reserve, or Career-Retired (20 years or more of qualifying military service), along with one guest each day of the Championship, regardless of a sell-out. Upon arrival, military personnel must go to the Admissions Office at the 100th PGA Championship Main Spectator Entrance to present their corresponding Department of Defense ID in exchange for daily admission. Please note, these tickets cannot be upgraded to alternate venues, but are eligible for the junior admission policy.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY FOR SPECTATORS

Please observe the Leader Boards and Thru Boards for the Weather Warning sign(s) which will appear when inclement weather is approaching the Championship site. When the yellow “Weather Warning” sign appears, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter PRIOR to play being suspended. When the red “Play Suspended” sign appears and the air horns sound, this means play is suspended and spectators must seek shelter immediately. In the event of inclement weather, please remember to avoid the following:

• Grandstands

• Metal Fences

• Telephone Poles

• Open Fields

• Golf Carts

• Hill Tops and High Places

• Bodies of Water

• Tall and/or Isolated Trees

CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

Official Programs are available for purchase in The Championship Shops. The cost for each program is $10.

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MOBILE DEVICE POLICY

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Mobile devices must be kept in Golf Mode Setting at all times at the 100th PGA Championship:

• Set device to silent or vibrate, including but not limited to, ringer, notifications, and alerts.

• Camera flash turned off.

• Incoming and outgoing calls may only be made or received farther than 100 yards away from competition.

• Text, email, social posting and other data use is allowed on the golf course at any location providing players are not in position and about to play their shots.

• Mobile device photography, as well as audio and video capturing, is allowed in all areas during Practice Rounds (Tuesday & Wednesday).

• During Championship Rounds (Thursday – Sunday), photography, audio and video recording are prohibited anywhere within 100 yards of competition or when requested by players, caddies, marshals, volunteers, security or Championship staff and officials.

COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at a number of locations around the Championship grounds. Keep an eye out for Wi-Fi zone signs during your visit and make sure to download the 100th PGA Championship app!

PHONE CHARGING

Portable phone chargers are available at the 100th PGA Championship Main Spectator Entrance, behind 10 Tee and right of 2 Fairway. Chargers are available for a daily rental fee of $10, or can be purchased for $35.

CONDUCT, CUSTOMS AND ETIQUETTE

Attendees are requested to display traditional customs of etiquette, decorum and behavior, and to obey all Championship policies including, but not limited to, those provided on each ticket, all posted signs and any instructions of Championship Marshals and Officials. Inappropriate behaviors and/or failure to comply with standards/policies may lead to ejection from the Championship and/or cancellation of admission tickets, without refund.

• Although cheering and positive gallery responses to great play are encouraged, unsolicited and consistent calls from the gallery toward players and others are prohibited.

• For the safety of everyone and in keeping with policy established at major sporting events, running is considered to be unacceptable behavior.

• Please stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with instructions given by Championship Marshals.

• Please kneel or sit if you are in the front row and remain still throughout each shot

• Anyone acting in a manner that is deemed to be abusive, derogatory, rude or aggressive may be subject to removal from the Championship premises and may be prohibited from returning to the 100th PGA Championship or attending any future PGA Championship event.

ACCOMMODATIONS & THE SURROUNDING AREA

Experience all that St. Louis has to offer. For information regarding dining, sports, the arts and outdoor entertainment, visit the Explore St. Louis website at www.explorestlouis.com.

PREPARING FOR YOUR DAY AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP

• Average August temperatures in St. Louis, Missouri range from a high of 88 degrees to a low of 69 degrees.

• Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

• Wear a hat for protection from the sun and be sure to use sunscreen.

• Please leave all prohibited items, including ALL backpacks and any bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10”, at home or in your vehicle, as they will not be permitted on-course or stored at the Championship.

• Medical response teams will be on-site during the Championship. Specific locations will be listed in the Championship course map and pairings guide.

ITEMS TO LEAVE AT HOME

BAGS

• Prohibited bags will NOT be accepted or stored on-site

• Backpacks of any size and drawstring bags

• Bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10” in their natural state, with the exception of folding chair bags (chair must be removed from bag at security checkpoint)

• Bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10” sold in The Championship Shops will be tagged as prohibited for re-admission due to size regulations

PERSONAL ITEMS

• Personal electronics such as computers, laptops, or tablets

• Drones, hoverboards, laser pointers, whistles/ noisemakers or selfie sticks

• Golf clubs or bicycles

• All oversized chairs with wide armrests (portable, folding canvas chairs will be permitted with carry bags searched prior to entry)

• Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit), including pocket knives

• Buckets, ladders, milk crates, or stools

FOOD & BEVERAGES

• Coolers

• Food (except in limited quantities for medical, dietary, or infant purposes)

• Alcohol

• Beverages (one unopened, sealed bottle of water per spectator is permitted)

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

• Banners, posters, or signs

• Any materials with unauthorized advertising or promotion

OTHER ITEMS

• Deemed inappropriate or dangerous by Championship security at their sole discretion

METHODS OF PAYMENT

The following methods of payment are accepted on-site at the 100th PGA Championship, identified by location:

• Admissions Office: American Express, MasterCard, VISA & U.S. dollars

• The Championship Shops: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Traveler’s Checks and U.S. dollars

• Concession and Beverage Stands: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card and U.S. dollars

Personal checks are NOT accepted at the Championship.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

GATE HOURS

Monday – Wednesday............................................... 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday...................................................... 6:30 AM – 7:45 PM

Saturday – Sunday.................................................... 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

PUBLIC SHUTTLE HOURS

Monday – Wednesday............................................... 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday – Friday...................................................... 6:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Saturday – Sunday.................................................... 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

PRACTICE ROUNDS

During the Practice Rounds, players are invited to play at their discretion. No advance starting times are available for the Practice Rounds. The Pairings Board will be located near the Main Spectator Entrance and is continually updated as players begin their rounds from either the 1st or 10th Tees.

Monday – Wednesday Playing Times*.................... 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

LONG DRIVE CONTEST – HOLE 10 TEE

Tuesday...................................................................... 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS

Starting times as listed are considered approximate, and are based on the assumption that there are no delays, inclement weather, etc.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 & 10

Starting on Holes 1 & 10 (groups of three)

Playing times……………………………………….. 6:50 AM – 7:45 PM*

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 & 12

All players starting on Hole 1 (groups of two)

Playing times……………………………………….. 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM*

*Subject to change

TROPHY PRESENTATION CEREMONY

The Wanamaker Trophy Presentation Ceremony will take place on the 18th Green immediately following the end of play on Sunday, August 12. In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a three-hole aggregate score playoff on Holes 16, 17 and 18.

If the score remains tied at the conclusion of the playoff, a hole-by-hole playoff will take place until the tie is broken. The hole-by-hole playoff will begin on Hole 18, and if still tied, move to 10, 16, 17 and 18 repeated. The Wanamaker Trophy Presentation Ceremony will occur immediately following the playoff.

TELEVISION COVERAGE

All times listed are Central Daylight Time.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

Live Coverage,TNT.....................................................1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Highlight Show, CBS............................................. 11:37 PM – 12:07 AM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Live Coverage,TNT.....................................................1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Highlight Show, CBS............................................. 11:37 PM – 12:07 AM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Live Coverage,TNT...................................................10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Live Coverage, CBS....................................................1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

Live Coverage,TNT...................................................10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Live Coverage, CBS....................................................1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

TRANSPORTATION

2018 PGA Championship parking map.

RIDESHARE

Spectators are heavily encouraged to utilize Uber, Lyft, and/or St. Louis County/Yellow Cab to and from Westminster Christian Academy, the only official Rideshare PUDO (Pick-Up/ Drop-Off) lot for the 100th PGA Championship.

For an efficient Rideshare experience, simply enter “800 Maryville Centre Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017” as your destination in your Rideshare-app of choice and your driver will take you to the designated Rideshare PUDO lot at Westminster Christian Academy.

Complimentary shuttle services will be provided from the PUDO lot to the Main Spectator Bus Terminal across from the Main Spectator Entrance at Bellerive Country Club.

UBER drivers will be staged at the PUDO lot for service returning to your residence/destination after enjoying the Championship.

PGA GENERAL PUBLIC PARKING

Off-site PGA Public Parking will be free and located at Fenton Logistics Park, 1050 Dodge Drive, Fenton, MO 63026.

Carpooling is strongly recommended whenever possible. Complimentary shuttles will be provided from both the PGA Public Parking lot and the Main Spectator Bus Terminal across from the 100th PGA Championship Main Spectator Entrance at Bellerive Country Club.

There will be no overnight parking in any PGA Public Parking Lots, and any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense. PGA Tournament Corporation is not responsible for damage to your vehicle, or items lost or stolen from your vehicle.

THERE IS NO PUBLIC PARKING OR SPECTATOR DROP-OFF AT BELLERIVE COUNTRY CLUB.

For sanctioned Rideshare (UBER, Lyft, taxi) spectator drop-off, use Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017. PGA Public Parking is located at Fenton Logistics Park (Old Chrysler Plant), 1050 Dodge Drive, Fenton, MO 63026.

For spectator drop-off, use Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017. PGA Public Parking is located at Fenton Logistics Park (Old Chrysler Plant), 1050 Dodge Drive, Fenton, MO 63026.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Designated accessible parking for those requiring lift-equipped transportation to the course will be provided. Please call The Convention Store at (877) 472-7275 for more information. The front rows of the general public parking lots will be reserved for spectators not requiring lift-equipped transportation but who have physically challenged hang tags for their vehicles. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the PGA Championship.

Wheelchair accessible viewing areas will be located at the 1st Tee and the 18th Green.

WALK OR BIKE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP

There will be NO pedestrian and/or bicycles allowed on Ladue Road from I-270 to Rte. 141, and Mason Road from W. Walling Drive and Conway Road, during daylight hours due to anticipated heavy bus shuttle and hang tag permitted vehicles. Where permanent sidewalks exist, spectators are directed to follow sidewalks to existing designated crosswalks at stop lights and/or stop signs. Due to closure of roads and resident hang tag restrictions, there is no vehicle parking within 2 miles of Bellerive Country Club. All spectators are instructed to follow either Rideshare and/or directions to the PGA General Public Parking lot at the Fenton Logistics Park.

ON-SITE EXPERIENCES

THE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOPS

The 47,000 square-foot Championship Shops merchandise venue is located at the Main Entrance along the spectator walkway. This merchandise shopping experience offers men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and headwear from major brands including Ralph Lauren, Nike, Adidas, Cutter & Buck, Under Armour, FootJoy, Travis Mathew, Forty Seven Brand, New Era, and many more! The Championship Shops also offers a major selection of exclusive accessories, gifts, and memorabilia.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOPS HOURS

GRAND OPENING – No ticket required

Friday, August 3............................................................ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 4....................................................... 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, August 5......................................................... 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK

Monday – Wednesday.................................................. 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday......................................................... 6:30 AM – 7:45 PM

Saturday – Sunday....................................................... 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

MERCHANDISE EXPRESS

Located at the Main Entrance along the spectator walkway, this shop is ideal for quick purchases and last-minute gifts as you exit.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK HOURS

Monday – Wednesday.................................................. 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday......................................................... 12:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Saturday – Sunday....................................................... 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

100TH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: THE ULTIMATE BRACKET

As part of the 100th PGA Championship celebration, the PGA of America is asking fans for help in identifying the greatest PGA Championship ever played. Fans can cast their votes and determine the champion via a bracket format. To learn more about the campaign and make your selections, visit bracket.pgachampionship.com and see the video board located along the spectator walkway, next to The Championship Shops.

CHASE SAPPHIRE CARDMEMBER CLUB

Chase Sapphire® cardmembers will enjoy exclusive benefits, including complimentary beverages, upgraded food available for purchase, cash bar, golf interactive, comfortable seating and views of the 10th Fairway. Chase Sapphire cardmembers may bring one guest and simply show their card for access. Capacity may be limited.

OMEGA

As Official Timekeeper and proud partner of the PGA of America, OMEGA wants golf fans like you to enjoy the 100th PGA Championship in true OMEGA fashion: with a touch of luxury, a lot of style and a sense of fun. While you’re in The Championship Shops, take a virtual selfie with the life-size video images of OMEGA Ambassadors Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood; then, visit OMEGA’s on-site boutique, which has the finest OMEGA products for you to closely explore, including the watches Rory, Sergio and Tommy are wearing this week.

ON-COURSE MENU HIGHLIGHTS

A wide selection of food and beverage options will be available to attendees of the 100th PGA Championship. To plan your dining experience, please consult the on-site course map or pairing sheet for menu items available by their location on-course. Highlights include:

• Specialty burgers and hotdogs, salads, deli wraps and Italian sausages

• Local barbeque featuring offerings from Sugarfire Smoke House • Shrimp with Thai noodles, refreshing watermelon salads, and other cold quick grab healthy options

• Extensive snack offerings including fresh fruit at all food locations

• Wines, mixed drinks, plus a wide variety of soft drinks and non-alcoholic options

• Specialty craft beers, including self-serve “Tilt Your Own Tap” locations throughout the course

WILL CALL

There will be no public Will Call service at the Championship. Please arrange to distribute tickets and related items prior to arriving at Bellerive Country Club, as they will not be stored for collection by other individuals on-site. The Admissions Office, located at the Main Spectator Entrance, will distribute complimentary junior and military daily grounds admission tickets, and complimentary tickets for allied associations.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOPS GRAND OPENING

The Championship Shops will be open to the public Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th prior to the 100th PGA Championship. No tickets or credentials are required to attend this event. The Wanamaker and Ryder Cup trophies will be available for pictures during the Grand Opening.

Parking is complimentary and located at the Creve Coeur Soccer Complex (Lot C) at 2350 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Vehicles must access off Rte. 141 / Maryland Heights Expressway and Creve Coeur Mill Road. Please follow road signage, traffic control officers, and parking attendants to lot.

Attendees will be provided complimentary shuttle to and from the Main Bus Terminal across from the 100th PGA Championship Main Spectator Entrance. Please note, there will be no on-site parking at Bellerive Country Club or the vicinity thereof for the Grand Opening.

GRAND OPENING HOURS

No ticket required

Friday, August 3............................................. 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 4........................................ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, August 5.......................................... 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SHUTTLE TIMES

Friday, August 3............................................. 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Saturday, August 4........................................ 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday, August 5.......................................... 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

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