Tiger Is Back

Yesterday it was announced that after knee surgery and the arrival of his new son, Charlie Axel, on February 8th, Tiger Woods will make his return to the PGA Tour next week at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona.  Clearly this was big news and fans were excited.  The Tour was excited.  But what did the players think?

I thought the other Tour players might be a bit deflated that the phenom would be coming back to dominate and steal the scene once again.  Nope. 

Thought they might be a little let down knowing that their chances to come out on top in tournament play just got slimmer.  Not even.  (I know there’s the knee, but come on, it’s Tiger. ) 

Certinaly thought they would be a little irked at all the attention the Tour and the Accenture Match Play Championship would get now that Tiger’s back, yet they’d been there all along.  Not a chance. 

What did the players think and openly express?  That the Tour is cooler with Tiger.  That the Tour hurts without him. That Tiger’s return is some really good news in this crappy economy. 

Next week will certainly be something to see, for the Tour players and the fans.  In an online survey by Newsvine, 41% of fans (at time of posting) are already betting he’ll win the event.  So golf fans, get your tickets for this year’s tournaments now while they can be still be found.  Hmmm, maybe Tiger can single-handedly pump a little life back into this economy…

Read more about Tiger’s comeback and players’ reactions here.

Best Values For Unforgettable Sports Experiences in 2009

 

Attending championship events doesn’t have to break the bank.  TicketCity offers these tips to experience unforgettable sports events this Spring at budget-friendly prices.

 

Sony Ericsson Open

Tickets from $29 & up

March 25-April 5, 2009

Miami, FL

Calling all tennis fans, here’s your chance to see your favorite players at a fraction of the price of the US Open or Wimbledon.

 

Men’s NCAA Final Four Championship Game

Tickets from $150 & up       

Sunday, April 6

Detroit, MI

Compared to years past, more seats with better views at Ford Field means being there for the Final Four is within your reach.

 

Masters ½ Day Tournament Badge

Tickets starting at $450 

Thursday – Sunday, April 9 – 12

Augusta, GA

Golf’s premiere green jacket event becomes affordable when you opt for half-day badges or practice rounds, which start at just $75.

Kentucky Oaks

$85 & up

Friday, May 1st

Louisville, KY

This locals’ event often proves to be even more fun than the weekend’s Derby headliner – and it will cost you 40% less.

Regular Season Major League Baseball

$10 & up

April – June

Various Dates

At these prices, America’s game is affordable fun for the entire family.  Queens and the Bronx are sights to see this Spring with the unveiling of new stadiums for both the Yankees and the Mets

 

Get your tickets today for these events and more at TicketCity

 

2008 PGA Championship schedule

The second “Tiger-less” major of the golf season starts next week and the buzz around the PGA Championship isn’t much louder than a regular PGA tour golf tournament.  The 2008 PGA Championship is being played at historic Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  The suburban Detroit golf course will be packed with golf fans for the tournament, but the demand for tickets is way off where it would if one Mr. Eldrick “Tiger” Woods was in the field.

With demand down, this might be a perfect chance to catch some of the best golfers in the World at a major tournament.  We are offering Monday Practice Round grounds passes for as low as $5.00 per ticket, a price that you will almost never see at any golf major.

Schedule for the 2008 PGA Championship Golf Tournament:
Monday, Aug 4 – Practice Round
Tuesday, Aug 5 – Practice Round
Wednesday, Aug 6 – Practice Round
Thursday, Aug 7 – Tournament Day
Friday, Aug 8 – Tournament Day
Saturday, Aug 9 – Tournament Day
Sunday, Aug 10 – Tournament Day

Oakland Hills is a phenomenal golf course that has hosted two PGA Championship’s prior to the 2008 tournament.  Oakland Hills hosted the 1972 and 1979 PGA Championships; it also has hosted five US Open Tournaments and two US Senior Opens and was the site of the 2004 Ryder Cup matches.  If you live in the area pickup a couple of cheap tickets and get out to see the best golfers compete at Oakland Hills Country Club.

Buy 2009 US Open Golf Tickets

Did you watch the exciting action on Sunday at the 2008 US Open?  Rocco Mediate, Lee Westwood and an injured Tiger Woods battled against Torrey Pines to try to win the US Open. Mediate overtook Woods early and was the first to post one under (-1).  Westwoodand Woods both came to the 18th hole needing an Eagle to win or a Birdie to force a playoffs; Westwood missed his birdie putt and Tiger nailed his birdie putt.  The putt by Woods forces an 18-hole playoff between he and Rocco on Monday at Torrey Pines.  The winner of that 18-hole playoff will be crowned the 2008 US Open Champion.

If you were not lucky enough to attend the US Open at Torrey Pines, would you like to witness this exciting golf action live?  You can sign up with the USGA to get tickets to the 2009 US Open golf championship at Bethpage State Park in New York for a limited time.  If you are not lucky enough to get US Open tickets directly through the USGA, then you can buy US Open Golf Championship tickets  at TicketCity anytime.

The 2009 US Open golf tournament is being played at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York.  The 2009 Open will be played on the famed Black Course, which is one of five golf courses at Bethpage State Park.  Bethpage Black is on Long Island just minutes from Manhattan, and easily accessible for golf fans across the East Coast. 

Future courses that will host the US Open Golf tournament:
2008 – Torrey Pines Golf Course (San Diego, California)
2009 – Bethpage State Park- Black Course (Farmingdale, New York)
2010 – Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, California)
2011 – Congressional Country Club (Bethesda, Maryland)
2012 – The Olympic Club (San Francisco, California)
2013 – Merion Golf Club (Ardmore, Pennslyvania)
 

Great times at the 2008 Masters

Ticket City clients catching up on tv coverage of the tourney.
Clients relaxing at the TicketCity house during the 2008 Masters golf tournament.

2008 was another fun year at Augusta National as the 72nd Masters finished with major newcomer Trevor Immelman leading wire to wire and donning the coveted green jacket. Tiger Woods couldn’t get his putter going and fizzled out down the stretch to finish 3 strokes back of Immelman. Tiger secured his second runner-up finish in two years.

TicketCity clients and Masters fans alike saw near perfect weather the entire week with minimal play delays due to some early morning fog and frost. The players field saw tough course conditions as the heat and wind played a major factor. Favorite spots of the tournament were still and always “Amen Corner”, and at “the turn”, where you find #1 and #10 tee, and #9 and #18 greens all converging for a prime golf watching location.

At the end of the week, there were a lot of great new memories and experiences shared by satisfied customers. We should be seeing them all back next year!

Click here to buy 2009 Masters Tournament tickets – buy 4-day badges or practice round tickets.