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PGA to release new tickets for 2012 Championship at Kiawah

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - In response to the high demand for sold-out tickets, the 2012 PGA Championship will release a new ticket package on June 18 at 10 a.m.

Less than 2,000 total packages will be available with each package including four daily grounds tickets – one for each Championship round Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

"We want to give as many people as possible the chance to follow their favorite players and experience what will be one of the most historic and memorable golf events in history," said Roger Warren, President of Kiawah Island Golf Resort and General Chairman of the 2012 PGA Championship. "To do this, unclaimed tickets previously reserved for private sales and hospitality clients have been reallocated for the general public to purchase."

The PGA of America is still capping the number of attendees to 30,000 each day. The new, 4-day ticket packages will be sold on a first come, first serve basis for $500 plus tax.

"The fans have spoken, and we've heard them loud and clear," said Brett Sterba, 2012 PGA Championship Director. "Because of such high demand at Kiawah, we found a way to make more grounds tickets available to the public by reshuffling other current ticket allotments."

The new ticket package will be sold through The PGA of America Ticket Center at 10am EST on Monday, June 18th. Purchases can be made online at www.PGA2012.com or by calling 800-742-4653.

Practice round tickets are also still available for Monday through Wednesday, August 6–8.

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