POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Admission will be free at this year’s Senior Players Championship.
The PGA Tour announced Monday that tickets are on the house for all spectators during the entire week at this year’s final major on the Champions Tour.
The Senior Players Championship will be held Oct. 7-10 at the newly renovated TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
The PGA Tour says the tournament will be the first modern major championship on any of the U.S. professional golf tours to offer free admission for every fan.
The tour’s 3M Championship in Minnesota, Administaff Championship in Houston and Allianz Championship in Florida have previously offered free weeklong admission. A few other Champions Tour events have offered free admission for one round.
Officials say they are able to offer free tickets because of support from several corporate sponsors. Golf Galaxy, the Telos Corporation and OMNITEC Solutions are each sponsoring one round, and a search is ongoing for a sponsor for the remaining round. Constellation Energy is the event’s title sponsor.
Golfers committed to play include defending champion Jay Haas, Tom Watson, Nick Price, Hale Irwin, Jeff Sluman and Craig Stadler.