Kiawah Island to allow 10,000 daily viewers for USPGA in May

Approximately 10,000 daily viewers will be allowed on site for this year’s U.S. PGA Tournament, tournament organizers have announced.

Collin Morikawa will defend his title at Kiawah Island in South Carolina from May 20th-23rd.

Front cover will be required for all spectators, staff and volunteers, including those who have received, and should have, the Covid-19 vaccine at all times, said PGA of America.

“We are thrilled to welcome spectators back to the PGA Tournament this May in a way that is accountable and connected to South Carolina’s current health protocols,” said PGA America president Jim Richerson.

“While we wish we could accommodate the large number of people who have bought tickets, the 2021 PGA Championship will be a thank you as the best players in the world compete on a historic Course At Kiawah Island Golf Center.

“Although large crowds will be smaller than initially anticipated, we know that the enthusiasm for golf in the Carolinas will create a memorable sense of course and excitement throughout the region. ”

The limited number of tickets will be allocated based on a combination of factors, including the buyer’s original registration group and the time of purchase. Viewers who are unable to attend will receive a refund.

Rory McIlroy won the last Major promoted at Kiawah Island, a Northern Irishman claiming eight-shot victory at the 2012 U.S. PGA.

April Masters is expected to run in front of a “limited number” of spectators, although officials at Augusta National have not provided a specific number.