PGA Championship To Allow 10,000 Spectators Per Day at Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The 16th hole of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the site of the 2021 PGA Championship, in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Gary Kellner/The PGA of America via Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the PGA of America announced they will admit 10,000 spectators (per round) for the 103rd PGA Championship at The Ocean Course in South Carolina, scheduled for May 20-23.

The decision to contest the season’s second major with limited spectators, due to coronavirus concerns, was made in coordination with the state of South Carolina, local medical officials, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Collin Morikawa won last year’s PGA at TPC Harding Park in front of only media and VIPs such as NBA players. Rory McIlroy won the 2012 PGA on Kiawah Island.

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort was originally designed by Alice and Pete Dye to host the 1991 Ryder Cup. The Dyes adapted characteristics of famed links-style tracks of Scotland and Ireland to the subtropical climate of the Lowcountry, resulting in a course that boasts the most seaside holes in North America.


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