Fans from around the world flock to Sheboygan Co. for PGA Championship: "Nothing like this!"
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY -- PGA Championship tournament play is now officially underway at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan County! Thursday, August 13th was the first day of competition.
Golf fans from around the country, and even around the world were on hand at Whistling Straits on Thursday.
"Greenville, South Carolina! I`m loving (Wisconsin). It`s beautiful, and the weather`s been perfect, and I love the farmland," Joan Burritt said.
"In India, you know, we worship holy cows, and this is the land of holy cows. It was wonderful!" Ajay Singh said.
For many, the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship meant their first trip to Sheboygan County.
Ron Pepperell and his son, Eddie were on hand from Oxfordshire, England.
"Both the caddy and my son think this is the best course they`ve been to," Pepperell said.
These Wisconsin visitors say the people they've met on this trip have also been up to par.
"They`re so friendly to us, and it`s just fantastic," Pepperell said.
"Nothing like `em! I could move here," Bill Horney said.
Horney is a PGA Club professional from Baltimore, Maryland.
"I am in awe. I`ve been to Augusta. I`ve been to Pebble Beach. I`ve been to all the hot places in Florida. I`ve been to Pine Valley. There`s nothing like this," Horney said.
The PGA of America and Kohler Co. have announced a sell-out of daily grounds tickets for Saturday and Sunday Championship-round play at the 2015 PGA Championship, with only limited daily tickets remaining available for Thursday and Friday Championship rounds at Whistling Straits.
“We are thrilled to announce a sell-out of Saturday and Sunday Championship-round tickets for the 2015 PGA Championship here at Whistling Straits,” said Jason Mengel, Director of the 2015 PGA Championship. “The excitement we’ve seen for this Championship has been remarkable at every level – from the state of Wisconsin and regionally throughout the Midwest, to nationally across the U.S. and globally around the world. I would encourage any fans who have yet to purchase tickets to act now and join us for a major week ahead.”
All weekly ticket options for the 2015 PGA Championship sold out last year, and earlier this summer, the 2015 PGA Championship broke the all-time PGA Championship record for combined ticket sales and corporate hospitality revenue. The previous record was held by the 2004 PGA Championship, which was also played at Whistling Straits.
All remaining daily tickets to the 2015 PGA Championship can be purchased one of two ways: In-person at the PGA Championship Admissions Sales and Will Call office at the Main Spectator Entrance or online at www.pgachampionship.com. Fans who purchase remaining tickets online must pick them up at the Will Call office on-site (tickets will not be shipped).
Prices for remaining daily tickets are as follows (prices include all taxes and fees):
As a reminder for fans, every ticketed adult may bring up to four juniors (age 17 and under) with them for free each day of the 2015 PGA Championship. Junior tickets may be picked up on-site at the Admission Sales & Will Call Office at the Championship Entrance on the day of admission. For Wanamaker Club access, junior tickets may be upgraded at a cost of $25 (accompanying adult must already have a Wanamaker Club ticket).
To honor the men and women who serve our country in the United States Armed Forces, The PGA of America is also pleased to offer Active Duty, Military Retirees, Active Reserve, National Guard, Department of Defense Civilians and their accompanying spouse complimentary Daily Grounds tickets. Upon arrival, Military personnel should go to the Admissions and Will Call Office to present their Military ID in exchange for Daily Grounds tickets.
The hours for championship week are as follows:
Monday - Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - Friday: 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Player start times are as follows:
Monday - Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - Friday: 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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