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PGA Organizers Send Out Do's and Don't of Bellerive Championship

July 27, 2018 - 10:09 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The world's greatest golfers tee it up two weeks from yesterday at Bellerive Country Club.

Organizers of the 100th PGA Championship are now passing along advice for golf fans planning to attend.

Tournament director Barry Deach says one of the best ideas is to leave your car at home.

“When you look at the shuttle system and you look at the ride share, ride share has been a growing component of our championship experience. Last year a little over 30 percent of our attendees came via ride share,” he says.

He said by the time the 2020 PGA Championship is played in San Francisco, they expect Uber and Lyft to carry 90 percent of fans to and from the tournament site.

 

Organizers have spent well over a year working on a security plan to make sure all of those fans stay safe. Deach says security measures have changed since 9/11 and this was a major priority for them once again.

“If you look at any major sporting event, whether r that’s the Superbowl  or the Olympics, the Ryder Cup which we own and operate, it’s important for us to be able to control the mechanisms for the safety and security of the fans,” he says.

He says that results in a lot of rules and regulations that fans will have to comply with, such as a ban on all weapons, backpacks of any kind, computers, drones and much more.

 

A full list of Do's and Don'ts and other tips for fans can be found at PGAChampionship.com.