Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket for the event?

General admission tickets are required to attend during tournament play Friday – Sunday (Sept. 28-30, 2018) at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course. Complimentary admission is presented by Mastercard.

Children 15 and under do not need a ticket to attend.

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Where is parking for the event?

Complimentary parking is located at Pebble Beach. Follow golf parking signs.
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Which courses are played during The PURE Insurance Championship?

Two of the Monterey Peninsula’s most challenging and famous golf courses serve as the venue for the tournament, with play rotating between Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course on Friday and Saturday. The final round is held at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Where would I find a pairings sheets for the tournament?

Pairing sheets are distributed Friday-Sunday and will also be available on the website on Tuesday, September 25 after 5:00 pm.

Are spectators allowed to take photos?

Still Cameras: Tuesday – Thursday ONLY
Mobile Phone Cameras: All week

What is the cell phone policy for the tournament?
  • Devices must be on silent at all times; flash may not be used.
  • Devices may be used to capture video, audio and photos (content) in all areas throughout tournament week.
  • Content may be used for personal purposes (e.g., personal social media); no commercial use.
  • No live streaming or real-time coverage (e.g., no shot-by-shot coverage).
  • Data use (e.g., texting) is permitted in all areas throughout tournament week.
  • Phone calls are allowed only in designated areas.
  • Please be respectful of play and do not interfere with players, caddies or media.
  • All posted signage and instructions from tournament staff must be observed.
  • Failure to comply with this policy may result in the revocation of your ticket.
Are spectators allowed to take videos?

Video cameras: Monday – Thursday ONLY
Mobile Phone Videos: All week

Where can I find a map of the tournament?

Click here to view tournament maps online. A map can be found on the back of the pairings guide distributed at the entrance to each golf course.

How many players are in the field?

81 PGA TOUR Champions players
81 Juniors selected through The First Tee national qualifying events
162 Amateurs

What is the PGA TOUR Champions purse for the tournament?

$2,100,000.00

What is the format of play for the tournament?

There are three concurrent competitions:
Professionals play all rounds (Individual)
Pro-Junior Team (gross best ball)
Pro-Amateur Team (foursome net best ball)

How are ties broken?

Professionals: Sudden death from 18; then 18 again; then 17 & 18
Amateur Team: Final Round Team Score
Pro/Jr. Team: Final Round Team Score by hole from #18 backwards

Who is the defending champion?

Bernhard Langer (PGA TOUR Champions professional)

How do contestants qualify to play in this event?

Professionals, please contact the Northern California Professional Golf Association (NCPGA) at 707 449-4742 or ncal@pgahq.com.
For Junior Qualifying, please contact Laura Diaz at ldiaz@thefirsttee.org.
Amateurs may contact Morgan Matthews at mm@mpfca.org.

How do I become a volunteer?

Volunteer registration is available online, please visit the volunteer page for more information.

Is there a shuttle for those with special needs?

Special needs parking is available for vehicles displaying a handicap placard and is located at Pebble Beach. Follow golf parking signs. Shuttle will transport spectators to the course and pick them up later.

Are pets allowed on course?

No pets are allowed on any of the golf courses.

Is there food and beverage for sale on course?

Yes, food & beverage are available at both golf courses.

Are there ATMs located on course?

An ATM is located at the Pebble Beach market, close to the Lodge at Pebble Beach.

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