Las Vegas, Nevada (February 27, 2013)–Soon, the wait will be over. The organizers of Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, have worked hard to become a part of the official FedEx Cup Playoffs system, and now the wait is over. Well, at least the wait will be over in October when the event tees off in the Las Vegas Golf Region as one of the first tournaments of the 2013-14 PGA Tour schedule. Click now for the official website of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open where tickets will be on sale March 1. –By Brian Hurlburt with press release.
A total of $6 million dollars will be given away to the pros, and the winner will take home a million bucks. This will be the 31st-straight year that the PGA Tour plays in Las Vegas, and in year one the purse, in total, was $1 million. Now the champ will take that much home along with very valuable early season FedEx Cup Playoffs points. Finally, Las Vegas' PGA Tour event will have true meaning, and many more of the best players in the world should descend on the city that glitters to play, much as they did when the likes of Greg Norman, Curtis Strange, Paul Azinger and other big names won the tournament.
Tickets for Las Vegas’ official PGA TOUR event, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, will go on sale on Friday, March 1. Now part of the FedExCup regular season, the weeklong charitable tournament is held Oct. 14-20 at the masterfully designed TPC Summerlin, where guests escape into an oasis situated within the natural desert and surrounded by the Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock mountains.
New this year, every ticket sold will grant access to The Hill, a luxurious 22,000-square-foot pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes. Premium food options and cold beverages including wine and spirits will be available for purchase for ticketholders while catching the tournament play from this unique vantage point. Guests will also enjoy comfortable seating and dozens of 50-inch, flat-screen televisions for viewing other high action sports during the event.
For the first time, single tickets for the increasingly popular fourth annual Women’s Day luncheon held on Tuesday, October 15 will also be available for purchase on March 1. The Kick Off Your Heels luncheon will feature a delectable catered lunch and a highly anticipated key note speech from a prominent female leader in the community. Tickets are $125 per guest. Tables are available for purchase by calling 702.873.1010. This event sold out in 2012, so early purchases are encouraged.
Daily and weekly tickets and ticket packages for the 2013 tournament can be purchased onlineat www.shrinershospitalsopen.comor by calling 702.873.1010. The 2013 tournament ticket rates are as follows:
Daily / Weekly Grounds Admission
(Includes access to the tournament grounds and The Hill)
Monday – Tuesday: Course closed to the public
Wednesday – Sunday: $30 + convenience fee
Weekly Grounds: $100 + convenience fee
Gate prices range from $35 – $125
Weekly Clubhouse Admission
(Includes access to the Clubhouse, The Hill and tournament grounds)
$225 + convenience fee
Gate price $250
Daily Champions Club Admission
(Includes access to the Champions Club, The Hill and tournament grounds)
Thursday – Sunday: $300 + convenience fee
The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is Oct. 14-20, 2013, at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, 1680 Village Center Circle. For more information, visit www.shrinershospitalsopen.comor call 702.873.1010.
About the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to Las Vegas as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 31st consecutive year. Many of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, from October 14 – 20.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children®:
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.