Golf fans criticize PGA of America's handling of online sale
Sold: In 47 minutes, the PGA of America’s undisclosed number of Ryder Cup tickets sold online, leaving many apparent “lottery winners” unable to purchase admission for the 2020 matches at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. The PGA of America cited “unprecedented demand” for tickets to the Sept. 25-27 matches between the U.S. and Europe. The experience left many would-be buyers complaining to the PGA and on social media. Within minutes of the sellout, tickets on the secondary market were priced hundreds of dollars higher than the established prices of daily and weekly admission.
Opened: Dialogue between the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour about a joint venture between the women’s professional tours, Ewan Murray of London’s Guardian newspaper reported. The discussions reportedly began at last month’s Solheim Cup. The LET has struggled in recent years to retain sponsorships and a full schedule, resulting in most of Europe’s top female professionals playing primarily on the LPGA.