With World #1 golfer Tiger Woods in the field and coming off back-to-back tour wins, demand for tickets is running high to this week’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN.
KARE-TV profiled Minnesota-based ticket brokerage Ticket King about the matter, and like other area brokers, the company’s supplies are running thin. See the video below.
“We just have a handful left,” Brian Obert, co-owner of, told KARE-TV about tickets and practice round passes to the tournament. “But, like I said, they’re going out faster than we’re able to replace them.”
Tickets for the tournament, the last of four Majors for the year, are proving to be relatively affordable on the secondary market due to the current economic downturn, with tickets for weekend rounds selling for a couple of hundred dollars or less. In a related situation earlier this week, StubHub came to the rescue of a fan who had practice round tickets yanked away from him at the last minute.
The popular Woods is considered the favorite, but the tournament also marks the return of another of the tour’s top draws, Phil Mickelson, who has taken time off this season to be with his wife and mother while they both battle breast cancer.