ST. LOUIS -- PGA of America officials announced that tickets are now on sale for the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will be contested May 21-26, 2013, at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. This is the first time Bellerive has hosted the Senior PGA Championship, the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf.
"Given the terrific response we received from the St. Louis community on corporate hospitality purchases, we expect an equally strong demand for tickets when they go on sale to the general public this week," said General Chairman Bob Cox. "Beyond the opportunity to see some of the world's best senior golfers here in St. Louis this May, ticket purchasers will have the added value of priority to purchase tickets for the Centennial PGA Championship when golf comes to Bellerive in 2018. Championship golf in St. Louis is back and now is the best time to act -- prior to the holiday rush."
Cox also says demand for tickets has risen due to the fact that Bellerive has a history of hosting major championships. With the 2013 Senior PGA Championship, Bellerive will become only the third club in the United States to host all four traveling men's professional major championships: PGA Championship (1992), Senior PGA Championship (2013), U.S. Open (1965) and the U.S. Senior Open (2004).
There are a variety of ticket options and packages. Ticket prices range from $15 for a Tuesday Daily Grounds ticket to $300 for a Weeklong Clubhouse ticket. Additionally, ticket purchasers will also be given the first opportunity to buy tickets for the Centennial PGA Championship -- one of golf's most anticipated major championships -- which also will take place at Bellerive in August 2018.
Ticket purchasers should expect to see past Senior PGA champions Hale Irwin (1996, '97, '98, 2004), Tom Watson (2001, '11), Jay Haas (2006, '08) and Tom Lehman (2010); senior rookies Vijay Singh, Rocco Mediate and Steve Elkington; fan-favorite Fred Couples; and defending champion Roger Chapman compete for the famed Alfred S. Bourne Trophy.
There are two ways to purchase tickets to the 2013 Senior PGA Championship:
1. Online at by clicking here 2. By phone at 1-800-PGA-GOLF (742-4653)
74th Senior PGA Championship Ticket Options and Pricing Note: Applicable shipping and handling is not included in the below ticket prices. A detailed parking plan for ticket purchasers will become available in the spring of 2013.
DAILY GROUNDS TICKETS: A Daily Grounds ticket provides access to the grounds for the specific day requested and includes free parking and shuttle.
Tuesday & Wednesday (Practice Rounds) -- $15 Thursday through Sunday (Championship Rounds) -- $36
WEEKLONG GROUNDS TICKET The Weeklong Grounds ticket package provides access to the grounds for all six days of the Championship. Each Weeklong Grounds ticket package comes in the form of six individual daily tickets (one for Tuesday, one for Wednesday, etc.) and includes free parking and shuttle.
6-Day Ticket Package -- $135
WEEKLONG CLUBHOUSE TICKET (limited availability) The Weeklong Clubhouse ticket package provides access to the grounds and designated areas inside the historic Bellerive Clubhouse for all six days of the Championship. The ticket package includes upgraded food and beverage options available for purchase, along with additional amenities not available to the general public such as private restrooms, soft seating, HD Television and air conditioning. Each Weeklong Clubhouse ticket comes in the form of six individual daily tickets (one for Tuesday, one for Wednesday, etc.) and includes free parking and shuttle.
6-Day Ticket Package -- $300
COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS FOR FUTURE MAJOR CHAMPIONS Juniors 17 years of age and younger will be admitted into the Championship Grounds with an accompanying ticketed adult. Each ticketed adult will be permitted up to four (4) junior admissions daily at no additional charge.
COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS FOR MILITARYTo honor the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces, The PGA of America is pleased to offer Active Duty, Retirees, Active Reserve, National Guard, DoD Civilians and their accompanying spouse complimentary Daily Grounds tickets. Upon arrival, Military personnel must go to the Admissions and Will Call Office to present their Military ID (spouse must present Dependent ID) in exchange for Daily Grounds tickets. IDs must be presented in order to receive Daily Grounds tickets.
About the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid
Begun in 1937 on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf. The Championship brings together both the legends of the game and the newest members of senior professional golf to new audiences throughout the United States. Follow the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid on Twitter (@2013SeniorPGA) and Facebook. The 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid will take place at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.
About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
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About PGA REACH
PGA REACH was created to utilize the upcoming PGA of America Championships at Bellerive Country Club as a catalyst to "Improve Lives Through Golf" and will focus on the areas of Recreation, Education, Awareness, Community and Health. PGA REACH will work with existing organizations that are already positively affecting the lives of young men and women in our community by extending their capabilities and impact, making additional time, talent and financial resources available to them. The collaborative and focused activities of these groups will have a significant influence on youth in the St. Louis area.
About Bellerive Country Club
Opened in 1897, Bellerive Country Club has a 100 year history of hosting spectator and championship golf. With the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, Bellerive will become only the third club in the United States to host all four traveling men's professional major championships: PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship, U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open. Bellerive also will host the 100th PGA Championship in August 2018.