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Saturday Nearing A Sellout At This Week's Myrtle Beach Classic

  By  Visit Myrtle Beach
Dunes Club Hole 11 2 Credit Golf Tourism Soluctions

Tournament Continues to Gain Momentum Heading into Tournament Week

Myrtle Beach, S.C. (May 6 , 2024) – Golfers at the Myrtle Beach Classic may be playing before a sellout crowd on Saturday at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, as the area’s first PGA TOUR event continues to gain momentum heading into tournament week (May 9-12). Fewer than 500 general admission tickets remain for Saturday’s third round, which includes a post-round concert by the popular country duo Thompson Square at 6 p.m. on the Ocean Lawn stage.

Saturday’s round at a PGA TOUR event is considered “moving day,” as the top 60 golfers and those tied for 60th place will jockey for position to contend for the title on Sunday and earn $720,000 and 300 Fed Ex points, as well as a spot in next week’s PGA Championship.

The limited supply of tickets for Saturday as well as tickets for Wednesday through Friday, and Sunday, can be purchased at www.myrtlebeachclassic.com. There are two extra events on Thursday, as the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team will perform at 5 p.m. and a concert with the Swingin’ Medallions will take place at 6 p.m. Both of the added events are free to Thursday ticketholders.

“Ticket sales have exceeded our expectations in year one,” said Darren Nelson, tournament director. “I knew we were in for something special when we had 1,300 volunteers registered on the first day. The “Golf Capital of the World” is ready to host its first PGA TOUR event.”

The field begins with 132 golfers, with a cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes. Play will begin at roughly 7 a.m. each day and gates will open daily at 6:30 a.m. Public parking will be at 2400 Oak Street, the the former site of the Myrtle Beach Mall, where shuttle busses will run continuously throughout the day. The cost is $15 (credit or cash).

The Myrtle Beach Classic is a dual-field PGA TOUR event sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach and managed by SPORTFIVE, a global event management company. The local event will be one of two stops in the Palmetto State for the PGA TOUR in 2024, joining with the RBC Heritage in April at Harbour Town Golf Links.

A Robert Trent Jones-designed course, the Dunes Club was incorporated in 1948. It was host to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on PGA TOUR Champions from 1994 to 1999, with notables Raymond Floyd, Jim Colbert, Jay Sigel, Gil Morgan, Hale Irwin and Gary McCord claiming titles. Twenty-one years earlier, the Dunes Club was the site of PGA TOUR Q-School Finals in 1973, with Ben Crenshaw taking medalist honors.

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About Myrtle Beach Classic

The Myrtle Beach Classic, a dual-field PGA TOUR event hosting 132 players, takes place May 9-12, 2024, at Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., commonly known as the “Golf Capital of the World.” Daily and weekly general admission tickets, and Club 17 Shared Hospitality options are available for purchase online at MyrtleBeachClassic.com. Children aged 15 and younger are admitted free with an adult ticketholder.

About PGA TOUR

By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.

The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Americas and administers PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry and PGA TOUR University. TOUR members represent the world’s best players, hailing from 28 countries and territories. Showcasing the biggest moments in the sport with history and legacy on the line, the PGA TOUR has long-term domestic distribution partnerships for broadcast coverage on CBS, NBC and Golf Channel and video streaming service on ESPN+. Internationally, PGA TOUR coverage is available across 200+ countries and territories in 28 languages via 44 broadcast and digital partners. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated more than $3.64 billion.

Fans can follow the PGA TOUR on the new PGA TOUR app and PGATOUR.COM, and on social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram (in Spanish, Korean and Japanese), LinkedIn, TikTok, X (in English and Spanish), WhatsApp (in English and Spanish),  WeChatWeiboToutiaoDouyin and LINE.

About SPORTFIVE

SPORTFIVE is a global sports marketing agency that delivers customer-centric solutions based on trust and transparency, deep industry experience and global relationships, digital intelligence, and innovation. SPORTFIVE strategically and creatively connects brands, rightsholders, media platforms and fans to create and enable contemporary partnerships in sports.

While creating and growing long-term value for all, SPORTFIVE often leads the sports business into the future through innovative digital solutions and strives to be the most progressive and respected partner in sports.

Being at the center of professional sports, SPORTFIVE will use its unique position to make a positive contribution to sustainability and to live up to the social and economic duty and responsibility, which sport and consequently all parties involved, also have. SPORTFIVE operates with a global mindset and network of over 1,200 local experts based in 15 countries around the world, active in soccer, golf, Esports, motorsport, handball, tennis, football, basketball, ice hockey, rugby, Olympics, multi-sport events, and many more.