One Month Out from 2013 PGA Championship


The start of the PGA Championship is one month away. The last of the four major tournaments is in its 95th year and will take place August 8-11 at Oak Hill Country Club, East Course in Rochester, New York. The last time Oak Hill hosted the U.S. PGA Championship was in 2003; after this year, Oak Hill Country Club will be tied for second in the most PGA Championships held at the venue (with three). Only Southern Hills Country Club has hosted more frequently with four PGA Championships being played in Tulsa.

Rory Mcllory, the defending PGA Champion, called the PGA Championship field the “hardest in golf.” The most popular and talented players in golf will compete for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy and a $1.3 million purse. Winning The PGA will automatically qualify you for the other three majors (Masters, U.S. Open, and the Open Championship) and The Players Championship for the next five years. In addition, PGA champions receive membership on the PGA and European tours for the following five seasons.

“Glory’s Last Shot” as many call the final tourney of the year, annually sells out. PGA Championship tickets are averaging $519 for an all week pass. Wednesday practice round tickets range from $5-$166. In comparison, Wednesday practice rounds for the U.S. Open at Merion started at $152. One week before the start of the U.S. Open, the Friday round was almost 4x as expensive as PGA Championship tickets on the same day. The average price of the PGA Championship ticket is less than the cost of a hotel room that same week.

PGA Championship Tickets Avg. Price
All Week Pass

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