Get your $14 PGA Tour Travelers Championship tickets while they're hot! (and before StubHub buys them all)
That has to be good news for the PGA Tour, who have already lost the US Bank sponsorship in Milwaukee and several of the current General Motors and bank sponsorships could be hanging by a thread.
But there’s good news in all of this for golf fans, too. The Travelers Championship has a special promotion through February 27th where you can buy tickets for just $14 a pop. That’s not practice round or Pro-Am action, either. We’re talking Thursday-thru-Sunday tournament rounds here.
From their release:
“The PGA TOUR is an incredibly unique professional sporting event, in that every ticket purchased, parking fee paid or sponsorship invested has a direct tie to the amount of funds this event is able to generate for Connecticut charities. Therefore, I am happy to share today’s announcement with our fans by providing a great reason to purchase a Travelers Championship ticket now. In celebration of Travelers extension through 2014 and to kick off our charitable fundraising, the tournament will offer all general admission tickets for just $14 for the next 14 days,” said Tournament Director Nathan Grube.
I’d recommend buying these discounted tickets now, because surely there’s some StubHubbers who are going to snatch up boatloads of tickets and try and mark them up big time. Just consider Masters tickets, currently going for between $800-4000 right now and other regular season events being sold above face value.
** You’ll have to forgive me, I’m still rather annoyed after trying to score Flight of the Conchords tickets in Austin last week. The show sold out in minutes online ($38.50 for every seat in the house). But if I go on Stubhub, there are scores of tickets - if I’m willing to pay $1000 for them.
Free market, I suppose. How StubHub is legal but scalping isn’t is beyond me.
But kudos to the Traveler’s Championship for extending their sponsorship, which will help local charities - and let Tim Finchem sleep that much easier at night…
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