BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The PGA Championship and its historic Wanamaker Trophy will return to Oakland Hills Country Club’s world-renowned South Course in Bloomfield Township, Michigan for the 90th PGA Championship, August 4-10, 2008. Tickets for this Major Championship, featuring 156 of the world’s greatest golfers, go on sale today, Monday, July 23, 2007.
The 2008 PGA Championship ticket prices range from $30 for a daily Practice Round ticket to $700 for a coveted Executive Club Ticket. The Executive Club ticket allows access to all seven days of the Championship and admission to the Executive Club located on the signature 16th hole of the South Course. Other packages include the Season Grounds Ticket for $350 that allows access to the grounds for the entire week of the Championship and the daily Practice Round Ticket for $30 that allows its holder access for one practice round day.
All tickets and packages may be reserved and purchased by going to the official 2008 PGA Championship Web site at PGA2008.com or by calling the PGA Ticketing Center at 1-800-PGA-GOLF (742-4653). Tickets for the 90th PGA Championship will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis to a limited number of spectators.
Since 1916, golf’s best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship’s Wanamaker Trophy. Past Champions include: 2006 PGA Champion Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Walter Hagen. The 90th PGA Championship will be the third PGA Championship hosted by Oakland Hills. Oakland Hills also hosted the PGA Championship in 1972 and 1979, and most recently hosted the 35th Ryder Cup in 2004.
"Oakland Hills is honored to once again host one of the world’s premier sporting events, the 90th PGA Championship, and personally I cannot wait to watch the greatest players in the world battle it out for the Wannamaker trophy,” stated Mike Mihalich, General Chair, 2008 PGA Championship. “In preparation for the Championship, we worked with legendary golf course architect Rees Jones to complete an extensive renovation of the South Course making it even more challenging and exciting than ever before.”
“Today marks a milestone as we launch ticket sales for this major, historic event at one of the world’s greatest venues,” stated Ryan Cannon, 2008 PGA Championship Tournament Director. “2008 is going to be an exciting year for Oakland Hills, the Detroit region, Michigan and golf enthusiasts across the country as the 90th PGA Championship marks the final opportunity to see Major Championship golf in Michigan for years to come.”
The PGA Championship is one of four premier golf events conducted by The PGA of America. Others include the Ryder Cup Matches, the Senior PGA Championship and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together winners of golf's four major championships.
For more information on the 2008 PGA Championship, visit PGA2008.com. For information on remaining on-site hospitality packages, please contact the local 90th PGA Championship office at (248) 646-2008.
About Oakland Hills Country Club
Founded in 1916, Oakland Hills Country Club continues to play a significant role in the history of golf in the United States and in assisting with establishing Michigan as a premier golf destination. The site of 16 major championships (six U.S. Opens, two U.S. Senior Opens, U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Men’s Amateur, Western Open, Carling World Open; the 35th Ryder Cup in 2004; and three PGA Championships, including the 90th PGA Championship in 2008), the membership is proud of their heritage and how these Championships benefit the local and state economy as well as its neighbors.
About The PGA of America
The PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position in a $62 billion-a-year industry by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions. Today's PGA Professional is the public's link to the game, serving an essential role in the operation of golf facilities throughout the country