FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets will be required for admission to the 101st PGA Championship and should be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets visit the ticketing page.

The PGA of America has developed a comprehensive plan to ensure all spectators have an enjoyable transportation experience to and from the 101st PGA Championship. Visit the plan your trip page for more information.

There will be no daily re-admission to the grounds of Bethpage Black. If you leave the grounds, you must have an unscanned ticket to return to the Championship. Once the bottom of the ticket has been scanned, it will no longer provide admission. The only exception is when the Weather Warning signs have been posted. Please wear your ticket in plain view at all times as security personnel will not allow admission.

As part of the PGA of America’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf, the Championship is excited to offer up to four complimentary junior admissions with every paid adult ticket. Junior admissions apply to youth age 17 and under, and may be obtained at the Admissions Office located at the Main Spectator Entrance on the day of entry. Please note, these tickets do not grant access into private hospitality venues or Clubhouse.

Active Duty, Retirees*, Reserve, National Guard and an accompanying guest (limit one) may receive complimentary daily grounds access to the Championship, regardless of sell-out. Upon arrival, Military personnel must go to the Admissions Office at the Main Spectator Entrance to present their Military ID in exchange for daily admission. Please note, these tickets cannot be upgraded to alternative venues, but are eligible for the junior admission policy. *Career-retired with twenty years of qualifying military service and Department of Defense ID.

Cameras are only allowed on-site during Practice Rounds, Monday through Wednesday, and are not permitted on-site during Championship Rounds, Thursday through Sunday.

Autographs may be requested and given at the contestants’ convenience, at the Practice Range and Putting Green, during Practice Rounds only. Please consult the Mobile Device Policy for guidelines regarding mobile device photo, audio and video capturing while on course.

Please observe the Leader Boards and Thru Boards for the Weather Warning sign(s) which will appear when inclement weather is approaching the Championship site. When the yellow “Weather Warning” sign appears, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter PRIOR to play being suspended. When the red “Play Suspended” sign appears and the air horns sound, this means play is suspended and spectators must seek shelter immediately. In the event of inclement weather, please remember to avoid the following:

  • Grandstands
  • Metal Fences
  • Telephone Poles
  • Open Fields
  • Golf Carts
  • Hill Tops and High Places
  • Bodies of Water
  • Tall and/or Isolated Trees

Mobile devices must be kept in Golf Mode Setting at all times during the event:

  • Set device to silent or vibrate, including but not limited to, ringer, notifications, and alerts.
  • Camera flash turned off.
  • Incoming and outgoing calls may only be made or received farther than 100 yards away from competition.
  • Text, email, social posting and other data use is allowed on the golf course at any location providing players are not in position and about to play their shots.
  • Mobile device photography, as well as audio and video capturing, is allowed in all areas during Practice Rounds (Monday - Wednesday).
  • During Championship Rounds (Thursday – Sunday), photography, audio and video recording are prohibited anywhere within 100 yards of competition or when requested by players, caddies, marshalls, volunteers, security or Championship staff and officials.

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at a number of locations around the Championship grounds. Keep an eye out for Wi-Fi zone signs during your visit!

Portable phone chargers are available at the 101st PGA Championship Main Spectator Entrance. Chargers are available for a daily rental fee of $10, or can be purchased for $35.

Attendees are requested to display traditional customs of etiquette, decorum and behavior, and to obey all Championship policies including, but not limited to, those provided on each ticket, all posted signs and any instructions of Championship Marshals and Officials. Inappropriate behaviors and/or failure to comply with standards/policies may lead to ejection from the Championship and/or cancellation of admission tickets, without refund.

Although cheering and positive gallery responses to great play are encouraged, unsolicited and consistent calls from the gallery toward players and others are prohibited.

For the safety of everyone and in keeping with policy established at major sporting events, running is considered to be unacceptable behavior. Please take your time and enjoy the event.

Please stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with instructions given by Championship Marshals. Please kneel or sit if you are in the front row and remain still throughout each shot

Anyone acting in a manner that is deemed to be abusive, derogatory, rude or aggressive may be subject to removal from the Championship premises and may be prohibited from returning to the grounds or attending any future PGA Championship event.

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

Wear a hat for protection from the sun and be sure to use sunscreen.

Please leave all prohibited items, including ALL backpacks and any bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10”, at home or in your vehicle, as they will not be permitted on-course or stored at the Championship.

Medical response teams will be on-site during the Championship. Specific locations will be listed in the Championship course map and pairings guide.

These bags not allowed on the grounds

  • Prohibited bags will NOT be accepted or stored on-site
  • Backpacks of any size and drawstring bags
  • Bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10” in their natural state, with the exception of folding chair bags (chair must be removed from bag at security checkpoint)
  • Bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10” sold in The Championship Shops will be tagged as prohibited for re-admission due to size regulations

These personal items not allowed on the grounds

  • Personal electronics such as computers, laptops, or tablets
  • Drones, hoverboards, laser pointers, whistles/ noisemakers or selfie sticks
  • Golf clubs or bicycles
  • All oversized chairs with wide armrests (portable, folding canvas chairs will be permitted with carry bags searched prior to entry)
  • Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit), including pocket knives
  • Buckets, ladders, milk crates, or stools

These food & beverages not allowed on the grounds

  • Coolers
  • Food (except in limited quantities for medical, dietary, or infant purposes)
  • Alcohol
  • Beverages (one unopened, sealed bottle of water per spectator is permitted)

Banners, posters, or signs are not permitted on the grounds. Any materials with unauthorized advertising or promotion should be left at home or outside of the main gates.

Any item is subject to be deemed inappropriate or dangerous by Championship security at their sole discretion.

The following methods of payment are accepted on-site at the 101st PGA Championship, identified by location:

  • Admissions Office: American Express, MasterCard, VISA & U.S. dollars
  • The Championship Shops: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Traveler’s Checks and U.S. dollars
  • Concession and Beverage Stands: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card and U.S. dollars

Personal checks are NOT accepted at the Championship.

Monday – Wednesday............................................... 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday...................................................... 6:15 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday – Sunday.................................................... 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Monday – Wednesday............................................... 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday – Friday...................................................... 5:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Saturday – Sunday.................................................... 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM

During the Practice Rounds, players are invited to play at their discretion. No advance starting times are available for the Practice Rounds. The Pairings Board will be located near the Main Spectator Entrance and is continually updated as players begin their rounds from either the 1st or 10th Tees.

Monday – Wednesday Playing Times*.................... 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday...................................................................... 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Hole 18

Starting times as listed are considered approximate, and are based on the assumption that there are no delays, inclement weather, etc.

Thursday – Friday, starting on Holes 1 & 10 (groups of three)

Playing times...................................................................... 6:50 AM – 7:45 PM*

Saturday – Sunday

All players starting on Hole 1 (groups of two)

Playing times...................................................................... 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM*

*Subject to change

The Wanamaker Trophy Presentation Ceremony will take place on the 18th Green immediately following the end of play on Sunday. In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a three-hole aggregate score playoff on Holes 1, 17 and 18.

If the score remains tied at the conclusion of the playoff, a hole-by-hole playoff will take place until the tie is broken. The hole-by-hole playoff will begin on Hole 18, and if still tied, move to 1, 17 and 18 repeated. The Wanamaker Trophy Presentation Ceremony will occur immediately following the playoff.

The PGA Shops merchandise venue is located at the Main Entrance along the spectator walkway. This merchandise shopping experience offers men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and headwear from major brands including Ralph Lauren, Nike, Adidas, Cutter & Buck, Under Armour, FootJoy, Travis Mathew, Forty Seven Brand, New Era, and many more! The Championship Shops also offers a major selection of exclusive accessories, gifts, and memorabilia. The Championship Shops will be open to the public Friday through Sunday prior to the 101st PGA Championship. No tickets or credentials are required to enter. The Wanamaker and Ryder Cup trophies will be available for pictures during the Grand Opening of the shop.

There will be no public Will Call service at the Championship. Please arrange to distribute tickets and related items prior to arriving at Bethpage Black Golf Course, as they will not be stored for collection by other individuals on-site. The Admissions Office, located at the Main Spectator Entrance, will distribute complimentary junior and military daily grounds admission tickets, and complimentary tickets for allied associations.