This Weekend: World Golf Championships

Are you looking to swing this weekend? Want to see some masters of the craft set the pace? Then head over to TPC Harding Park in San Francisco bright and early on Saturday, May 2 (we’re talking 8 a.m., people … but it’s worth it) to check out the World Golf Championships, featuring the top 64 golfers in the world in head-to-head match play competition.

The event, which runs through Sunday, May 3, features a purse of $9,250,000 with a winning share of $1,570,000. This isn’t chump change. Saturday comes on the heels of Friday’s elimination day, where the 16 group winners will be determined. In other words, 48 of the original 64 players will be packing their bags on Friday night – and on Saturday morning you’ll be watching the best of the best.

The World Golf Championships consist of four annual professional golfing events created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. All four are considered official money events on the European Tour, Japan Golf Tour and PGA Tour and are officially sanctioned by the Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia. Since 1999, players from around the world have gone head to head in a variety of formats, with the World Golf Championships contested on five continents and in ten countries.

Tickets run between $20 and $99 per person. The TPC Harding Park Golf Club is located at 99 Harding Road in San Francisco. This is a popular event and parking may prove to be a problem, so you might want to consider carpooling or taking public transport. Enjoy!

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