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PGA Championship resale ticket prices slump

The 2019 PGA Championship saw resale ticket prices fall to their lowest in the past four years, and below face value, due to poor weather and its shift in the sporting calendar from summer to spring.

The average cost on the secondary market for the golf Major, which ended on Sunday with Brooks Koepka (pictured) retaining his title, dropped below the $100 mark according to figures from TicketIQ.

The secondary ticketing firm reported that the mean price of $94 (£74/€84) was the cheapest single-day ticket since 2015 when passes were available, on average, for $70.

TicketIQ founder Jesse Lawrence said in a blog post that prices were down most likely due to the low temperatures and rain early in the week at Bethpage Black in New York State.

He added that the shift from August to May could have made it more challenging for families to make it to the championship on weekdays.

Lawrence wrote prior to the event: “As a result of all those factors, there’s an opportunity to see Tiger and the rest of the field for prices [that] are historically cheap and well below the $110 face price.”

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