In 2020 the The Players Championship of golf was canceled after the first round due to the health emergency connected to the pandemic. With the PGA Tour which was then forced to a forced stop of 3 months. One year later, the event is preparing to return to the protagonist again in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 March the world big names will compete for a stellar prize money of 15,000,000 dollars.
The Players Championship, tickets
And the response of the fans, who want live sport and golf, despite Covid, was not long in coming. In fact, the tickets reserved for the presale of the competition have been pulverized. After an email sent by the organizers to those who had purchased the coupons in the last two editions, the race for the ticket was immediate.
The PGA Tour did not specify the number of tickets involved in the presale, so much so that the intention would be to host up to a maximum of 9,000 spectators per day. Meanwhile, the Ladies European Tour announce a record-breaking 2021 schedule featuring 27 events in 19 different countries, the Solheim Cup and the Summer Olympics, with players competing for a combined prize fund of more than €19 million: an increase of €2 million on the proposed pre-COVID-19 announcement for the 2020 season and €6 million on 2019.
A year on from the monumental Joint Venture between the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the LET and after a year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 season is set to not only recapture the momentum of Spring 2020 but welcomes the addition of as many as nine new fully sanctioned tournaments.
With all postponed events returning to the calendar, the season will air an unprecedented 200+ hours of LIVE broadcast, with coverage extending to more than double the number of tournaments compared to 2020. In a ground-breaking agreement for women’s golf, The Aramco Team Series is the latest edition to the revamped schedule, comprising of four events taking place in New York, London, Singapore and King Abdullah Economic City (near Jeddah) with each tournament carrying a €830,000 prize fund.