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Day 2 of Baltusrol Bits by Lou Monaco

I will be providing a daily notebook of bits, nuggets, thoughts, and information throughout PGA Championship Week here at Baltusrol Golf Club in my hometown of Springfield, New Jersey:

Hot, Hot, Hot! forecast: Partly cloudy early followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon (between 2 p.m.-3:15 p.m.). A few storms may be severe. High 96. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. UV index 8 of 10. Sunset: 8:18 p.m.

Ticket Update

The PGA of America announced late Sunday afternoon a sellout of daily tickets for all Championship Rounds (Thursday through Sunday, July 28-July 31), as well as all Wanamaker Club packages for the PGA Championship.

Tickets for practice rounds (Monday through Wednesday, July 25-27) remain available.

A great perk of the PGA Championship is that children 17 years of age and younger will be admitted onto the Championship grounds FREE when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Each ticketed adult at the PGA Championship is permitted up to four (4) junior grounds admissions per day at no additional charge. Junior tickets must be picked up on-site at the Admission Sales & Will Call Office at the Championship Main Spectator Entrance on the day of admission. Junior tickets cannot be obtained in advance, but will be available regardless of a sellout.

Complimentary grounds access to the PGA Championship is also available for select military personnel (Active Duty, Military Retirees, Active Reserve, National Guard, Department of Defense Civilians with ID, and accompanying spouses).

Lucky Vegas

Jhonattan Vegas won the Canadian Open on Sunday at 12-under after a final round 8-under 64 to take the last remaining spot in the PGA Championship. Vegas will be paired with Nicolas Colsaerts and Ryan Helminen for a 9 a.m. Thursday tee time, starting at the 10th hole.

First to tee off Thursday

Bradley Dredge, Patton Kizzire, and Mark R. Brown will tee off from the 1st hole at 7 a.m., while Chris Kirk, Wyatt Worthington II, and Freddie Jacobson will tee off at the same time from hole 10.

Corporate America rocks

Golf and corporate America go hand-in-hand and when a major championship is in the fold, corporations raise the game to entertain clients and potential new clients. The hospitality suites and tents that are adjacent to Baltusrol’s 16th, 17th and 18th holes are rather impressive indeed.

A rundown of who’s who and where as if you were entering the main spectator entrance:

  • Sarazen Suites: Two floors (14 suites per floor) including companies such as AFA Investors, NASDAQ, Office Depot, National Car Rental, and Great Clips.


Food & Beverage

  • The Samsung Experience
  • Planet Omega
  • Mercedes-Benz Performance Center
  • Patron Plaza
  • The Championship Shops at Baltursol (a shopping oasis)
  • Champions Club
  • Chase Sapphire Cardmember Club


  • Tillinghast Village: Comcast Business, MetLife, Concur, Vonage America Inc., Morgan Stanley, Lixil, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Oppenheimer Funds, Citi, KPMG LLP Zurich, PSE&G.


  • Centennial Village: Capital One Commercial Banking, PGA Access, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., MacQuade/Delaware Investments, AIG, Ernst & Young LLP, Bank of America, American Express, Honeywell, Pepsi Co., Chase Private Client.


  • PGA Partner Village: Chase Sapphire Preferred, The PGA of America, Mercedes-Benz USA.

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