Remaining Tickets Gobbled Up for PGA Championship


PGA of AmericaChaska, MN - The remaining 1,500 or so tickets for the 84th PGA Championship were bought up in the days since Tiger Woods became the first player in 30 years to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same season.
'Now that individual tickets are gone, the few remaining hospitality tables and chalets are the last option to watch the season's final major,' championship general chairman Bill Travis said Thursday.
Tickets for the 2002 PGA Championship, which will be held August 15-18 at Hazeltine National Golf Club outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, first went on sale June 19, 2001.
Travis noted that 85 percent of tickets were purchased by Minnesotans.
Woods, who won the last three majors of the 2000 season and the 2001 Masters to complete what has been dubbed the 'Tiger Slam', can become the first player to win the Grand Slam -- all four major championships in the same season -- with victories in next month's British Open at Muirfield and the PGA Championship in August.
Woods claimed his third Masters title in April. His victory last week at Bethpage State Park was his second in a U.S. Open and made him the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1972 to win the first two legs of golf's Grand Slam in the same year.
Nicklaus' attempt to sweep the '72 majors was derailed when he finished second behind Lee Trevino in that year's British Open -- at Muirfield.
Caesar's Palace has set the odds of Woods completing the Grand Slam at 5-2.
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