What is usually a shining moment for Scottsdale Arizona and surrounding areas, will be a bit different in 2021. An event so big that it has seen over 200,00 attendees in a single day, is now hoping to pull at least 5,000 to 8,000 per day throughout the tournament. Due to the cut back on attendance, if you were one to grab a ticket, you may have noticed the massive increase in ticket prices. General Admission tickets usually ran from $45-$65 but with the limited amount, those have increased from $100-$125 per day.
Some other large changes are taking place at the16th hole, better known as the loudest hole on the tour, which will look much different this year. There will only be a one level structure built, whereas previous years there is typically a three level build out complete with suites. In place of a most of the crowd will be cardboard cutouts, a donation made to the Thunderbirds Charity to have your face on attendance at the 16th hole.
To prevent Covid and follow safety measures, masks will be mandatory for all in attendance. Temperature checks as well as questions will be asked to all incoming guests. Also new to the fans, no hand shaking, fist bumping or autographs will be allowed from any of the PGA tour members.
The one thing that has remained the same is the beautiful weather in Arizona! With temperatures in the low to mid 70’s, if you’re heading out to the TPC you’ll be in for a beautiful day!