- March 11, 2019
This year's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge will look a bit different than previous iterations, as the annual PGA event will be limited to just 25% capacity.
In coordination between local health officials and the PGA Tour, the event — which takes place March 4-7 — will be limited to a quarter of its capacity, as a means to allow for proper social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
"Day-specific tickets will be offered for general admission, priced at $65 for Thursday; $75 for Friday; $80 for Saturday and Sunday," the press release states. "Mastercard cardholders will receive exclusive pricing, a $5 discount, on general admission tickets. These are the only days on which fans will be permitted on site — no fans will be allowed for practice rounds or Pro-Ams earlier in the week — and fans will be required to present a valid ticket to enter tournament grounds via a contactless admissions process."
Along with the changes to tickets — which includes multi-day tickets no longer being available — there will be no shuttle services for the tournament, though on-site parking passes can be purchased for $50 each day.
As far as safety precautions go, each spectator must have their temperature checked and fill out a health questionnaire. Spectators must will also be required to wear a mask at all times, except while actively eating or drinking.
For more information on the changes to this year's API, go to https://arnoldpalmerinvitational.com/.