PGA Championship set to feature 10,000 fans each day

The PGA of America has announced that Kiawah Island will welcome 10,000 spectators each day of the 2021 PGA Championship.

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021
PGA Championship set to feature 10,000 fans each day

The PGA of America has announced that spectators will be returning to the PGA Championship this year when the event takes place at Kiawah Island in South Carolina, with 10,000 fans allowed inside the venue each day.

Collin Morikawa won his maiden major title at last year's PGA Championship where spectators were not able to feature, but the World No.6 will attempt to defend the Wanamaker Trophy with a much more familiar atmosphere this May.

"We're excited to welcome spectators back to the PGA Championship this May in a way that is responsible and aligned with current South Carolina health protocols," said PGA of America President Jim Richerson.

"While we wish we could accommodate the sell-out crowds who had purchased tickets, the 2021 PGA Championship will be steeped in gratitude as the best players in the world compete on the historic Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

"We've staged three unforgettable events at Kiawah Island; the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship, and are so excited to pen the next chapter in May.

"While crowds will be smaller than originally planned, we know the passion for golf in the Carolinas will create a memorable atmosphere on-course and excitement throughout the region."

PGA of America chief executive Seth Waugh added: "The present reality, which requires limited spectators on-site will not change our objective, which as always is to deliver yet another compelling PGA Championship.

"The Ocean Course and its wide range of on-course conditions and circumstances will provide the world's best players with a challenging-but-fair test of golf. Kiawah as a venue has proven to always provide both huge enthusiasm and great theater. We can't wait to see how the drama will play out yet again this May."

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