2021 PGA Championship to be Played with Limited Number of Spectators On-Site

23 February 2021

The PGA of America today announced that the 2021 PGA Championship will be contested with a limited number of spectators on-site, May 17-23, at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. Collin Morikawa will defend the 2020 PGA Championship he won with no spectators present last August at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

The decision to play with a spectator capacity of approximately 10,000 per day was made in coordination with the state of South Carolina, MUSC Health (the official medical services provider of the 2021 PGA Championship) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"We’re excited to welcome spectators back to the PGA Championship this May in a way that is responsible and aligned with current South Carolina health protocols," said PGA of America President Jim Richerson. "While we wish we could accommodate the sellout crowds who had purchased tickets, the 2021 PGA Championship will be steeped in gratitude as the best players in the world compete on the historic Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. We’ve staged three unforgettable events at Kiawah Island ー the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship ー and are so excited to pen the next chapter in May. While crowds will be smaller than originally planned, we know the passion for golf in the Carolinas will create a memorable atmosphere on-course and excitement throughout the region."

Since the 2021 PGA Championship had previously sold out, the PGA of America will notify ticket holders of their order status via email. The limited number of tickets will be allocated based on a combination of factors, including the purchaser's original registration group, time of purchase and daily inventory available.

Those who are not provided an opportunity to retain their ticket order or elect to forfeit their opportunity will receive a full refund.

Individuals or groups who purchased tickets from a secondary market platform other than pgachampionship.com or PRIMESPORT should contact that site directly. The PGA of America will be unable to process refunds for those tickets.


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