LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It took less than four hours for a PGA record to be broken. Tickets for the 2014 PGA Championship at Louisville's Valhalla Golf Club went on sale at 10 a.m. By 1:20 p.m., a new record had been set.
The single-day sales record was previously held by the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
While, the PGA of America does not release any figures or actual numbers of the tickets sold, they can say that they are extremely pleased with the sales of Group A.
"We knew that Valhalla would support this event and the Louisville market would support this event," said Brett Sterba, PGA Championship director. "We didn't expect it to be this good in first two hours. It's not to say that anyone in the later groups should be worried. You'll still have access to tickets it's just as matter of what tickets are available as we go down the list."
Those in Group A, the first to sign up when the 2014pga.com website launched, have 72 hours to claim tickets before access opens to Group B. The process will continue until the tournament sells out, which it did for the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships at Valhalla.
Maximum attendance per day will be between 30,000 to 35,000, similar to numbers at the 2008 Ryder Cup.
The good news - anyone age 17 and younger receives complementary access with a ticketed adult. Also, the PGA provides complimentary daily grounds access to those in the U.S. Armed Forces and their accompanying spouse.