The PGA Tour announced on Monday tickets for competition rounds of the Barclays golf tournament have sold out.
The tournament, to be played later this week at Plainfield Country Club, in Edison, is the first of four playoff tournaments to determine the FedEx Cup winner. Tickets are still available for Tuesday’s practice round and Wednesday’s pro-am.
“The response from the Edison community and leadership of Plainfield Country Club has been incredible ever since we announced The Barclays would be coming here in 2011,” the tournament’s executive director, Peter Mele, said in an e-mail. “We always knew a sellout was possible, but I think the exciting competition over the past few weeks of the PGA Tour regular season has brought even more enthusiasm from the fans who want to see the young stars on tour battle the established veterans here in the first playoff event.”
The Edison Chamber of Commerce also had good news about the tournament and its business impact.
“The Volunteer Center (sponsorships) is almost sold out,” President Barbara Roos said in an e-mail. “The center will be staffed all week by Edison Chamber of Commerce representatives and area businesses. Representatives will have the unique opportunity to promote their businesses face-to-face with potential customers in a relaxed, air-conditioned environment.”
Roos said business owners already are looking forward to when Plainfield Country Club is tournament host again in 2015.
Due to the success of the 2011 Barclays tournament, tour organizers started selling special ticket packages for the 2012 event, which will be held at Bethpage State Park’s famous Black Course, in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Event organizers said, despite competition round tickets not being available, they will still honor military and youth ticket policies, which offer complimentary admission to active, retired and reserve military and their families, and let children under the age of 18 in free with a paid adult ticket.