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PGA Tour providing free tickets to hurricane evacuees

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The PGA Tour announced Monday that it will provide free Tour Championship tickets for individuals from North Carolina and South Carolina who were impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Residents can receive a complimentary grounds ticket to Wednesday's practice round by presenting a valid driver's license from either state at the main tournament entrance. The top 30 players in the FedExCup standings will begin tournament play the following day at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

After making landfall Sept. 14 along the eastern coast of North Carolina, Florence has led to widespread flooding across the Carolinas and has contributed to at least 24 deaths. Multiple teams including the Atlanta Braves, University of Tennessee and University of Florida donated free tickets to games over the weekend for hurricane evacuees.

"With the devastating impact Hurricane Florence had in the Carolinas over the weekend, the Tour Championship wants to help families find some respite," tournament executive director Allison Fillmore said in a release. "We encourage all North Carolina and South Carolina evacuees in the Atlanta area to come out to East Lake Golf Club on Wednesday and enjoy all that the Tour Championship has to offer."