2015 PGA Championship Construction Begins At Whistling Straits

KOHLER, Wis. (May 29, 2015) – The PGA of America announced today that on-course construction is officially underway for the highly anticipated 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits near Kohler, Wis. Approximately 190 temporary structures are being built on the course.

The PGA Championship will be played August 10-16 on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits, which also hosted the PGA Championship in 2004 and 2010.

“We are tremendously excited to officially have on-course construction underway here at Whistling Straits,” said 2015 PGA Championship Director Jason Mengel. “With 75 days remaining until the Championship, we’re right on schedule. It’s a very busy and fun time, made even more thrilling by the incredible support we’ve seen from fans in Wisconsin, across the United States and around the world, as well as from our many corporate partners.”

CAPTION FOR ABOVE PHOTO ABOVE (from left to right): Nick Nichols, Lead Project Manager for Classic Tents; Chris Kerr, 2015 PGA Championship Operations Coordinator; Jason Mengel, 2015 PGA Championship Director; and Bo Schlemmer, 2015 Operations Manager, gather on Thursday, May 28, to review 2015 PGA Championship construction plans at Whistling Straits. Construction for the highly anticipated event began this week and will include approximately 190 temporary structures (Credit: Lauren Ries/2015 PGA Championship).

To access a hi-res version of the above photo and other construction photography, please click on the following link (all photos should be credited to Lauren Ries/2015 PGA Championship): http://bit.ly/1HyXnb0

Only a limited number of daily tickets for the 2015 PGA Championship remain available for purchase at www.PGAChampionship.com.

In particular, daily Championship-round tickets (Thursday-Sunday) are predicted to sell-out well in advance of the 2015 PGA Championship, as they did prior to the 2013 and 2014 PGA Championships. All weekly ticket options sold out last year, with ticket purchasers from all 50 states and 28 countries.

Fans should also note that each ticketed adult can bring up to four juniors (age 17 and under) with them for free each day of the Championship.

For more information, visit www.PGAChampionship.com, and be sure to follow @PGAChampionship on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and highlights from the PGA Championship.

With questions, please contact:
Cameron Kelly, (312) 233-1386, cameron.kelly@uegworldwide.com