PGA Championship 2019: The 2019 PGA Championship will begin on Thursday, May 16, at the Bethpage Black Course in Farmingdale, New York. The 101st tournament game includes a tense field involving Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy.
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The PGA Championship in three categories – favorites, sleeping and long shots – The Post communicated exclusively with the disrespectful and self-confident analyst on the Golf Channel Brandel Chambly, one of the most analytical and trained people in the field of golf broadcasting.
Galleries in the USA and the USA in 2002 and 2009 were known — perhaps notoriously — for their presence, number, and voice. Those who expect a similar turnout this week may be disappointed.
After three training rounds of the 2019 PGA Championship, the territory at Betpage State Park was noticeably calm. On Tuesday and Wednesday in many holes there were more volunteers than spectators, it was especially visible in the remote part – holes from the sixth to the 12th – building. The beverage supplier noted that sales were “about 30–40 percent” below their weekly forecast. And the fan noticed on the fifth hole: “There are more people on a regular Saturday.”
In fairness, you can not judge the optics alone. Yosemite-like sizes Bethpage provide plenty of space for wandering. This contrasts sharply with last year’s PGA host, the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, where the boundaries were so tight that sometimes you felt like you were at a rock concert. The vast expanses in Betpeig correlate with the natural thinning of those who are outside the ropes.
And yet the Spartan stands were evidence that the game may be more. According to ticket vendor VividSeats, the average price of passes sold on the eve of the 2019 PGA Championship has decreased by almost 20 percent compared to last year. Sports business analyst Darren Rovell (Darren Rovell) reported that the tournament has the lowest prices for secondary tickets in recent years, noting that weekly passes of $ 350 go for $ 150.
There was no picnic weather on Long Island. The constant rain on Monday contributed to unfavorable conditions, and the temperature of the first two days fluctuated in the high 40s. Even with a clear and sunny sky, a soft but steady wind brought heavy jackets and winter hats on Wednesday.
There is also a matter of time. The new May PGA Championship date has its advantages, but it is not particularly favorable for local families, as classes are still held in the New York area. Only a handful of children were there, far from the scene in the future at Shinnekokok last summer for the US Open in June.
How few people, because the tournament itself has not yet begun, can also be a factor, although it is worth noting that Bellerive broke attendance records on Monday and Wednesday, despite the bad weather, while Shinnekok also demanded strong people throughout of the week.
At the time of publication, the PGA of America did not respond to a request for a number of practical visits. However, daily passes on Saturday and Sunday are sold out on the PGA of America website. On Tuesday, PGA of America CEO Seth Vo said that the victory of Tiger Woods on Masters is directly related to the increasing interest of fans to the PGA.