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Everything you need to know about the Senior PGA championship at Harbor Shores May 26-29

South Bend Tribune logo South Bend Tribune 5/24/2022 By John Fineran


When: Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29 (practice round Wednesday, May 25)

Where: Harbor Shores Golf Club, Benton Harbor (Par 71, 6,734 yards designed by Jack Nicklaus)

Field: 156 professional golfers who are 50 years of age or older

Format: 72 holes of stroke play

Defending champion: Germany’s Alex Cejka, who closed with a 3-under 67 for an 8-under-par total of 272 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 30, 2021 for his second PGA Tour Champions major title (his first came May 15, 2021 in the Regions Tradition)

Past champions at Harbor Shores: Roger Chapman, 2012; Colin Montgomerie, 2014; Rocco Mediate, 2016; Paul Broadhurst, 2018

How to get tickets

Flex Tickets are $30 daily and can be used any day Wednesday through Sunday. A Flex-Pack, priced at $90, includes four tickets. Active and retired military personnel receive complimentary admission. Up to four junior golfers under the age of 17 get free admission when they accompany each adult holding a Flex ticket. For more ticket information, parking and other spectator plans and activities, see the website

When will they play?

Tuesday: Pro-Am, 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday: Practice round, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday: Championship first round, 7:30 a.m.

Friday: Championship second round, 7:30 a.m.

Saturday: Championship third round, 8 a.m.

Sunday: Championship final round, 8 a.m.

How to watch on television

Thursday: Golf Channel, 1-4 p.m. ET

Friday: Golf Channel, 1-4 p.m. ET

Saturday: Golf Channel, 1-2 p.m. and NBC Sports, 2-4:30 p.m. ET

Sunday: Golf Channel, 3-4 p.m. and NBC Sports, 4-6 p.m. ET

Who's going to play?

The field as of Sunday, May 22:

Dale Abraham, Palm Desert, California; Steven Alker, New Zealand; Michael Allen, Paradise Valley, Arizona; Robert Allenby, Australia; Stephen Ames, Canada; Billy Andrade, Bristol, Rhode Island; Stuart Appleby, Australia; Woody Austin, Derby, Kansas; Dave Bahr, Cincinnati, Ohio; Doug Barron, Germantown, Tennessee.

Cameron Beckman, San Antonio, Texas; Rich Beem, Austin, Texas; Shane Bertsch, Parker, Colorado; Roy Biancalana, St. Charles, Illinois; John Bickerton, England; David Branshaw, Tampa, Florida; Markus Brier, Austria; Paul Broadhurst, England; Olin Browne, Tequesta, Florida; Tom Byrum, San Antonio, Texas.

Mark Calcavecchia, Jupiter, Florida; Michael Campbell, New Zealand; Emanuele Canonica, Italy; Tim G. Cantwell, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Jose Manuel Carriles, Spain; Jim Carter, Scottsdale, Arizona; Alex Cejka, Germany; Roger Chapman, England; Walt Chapman, Knoxville, Tennessee; Eric Chiles, Excelsior, Minnesota.

K.J. Choi, South Korea; Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland; Paul Claxton, Claxton, Georgia; Jose Coceres, Argentina; Michael Crowley, Fox Point, Wisconsin; John Daly, Dardanelle, Arkansas; Marco Dawson, Melbourne, Florida; Glen Day, Little Rock, Arkansas; Clark Dennis, Fort Worth, Texas; Chris DiMarco, Denver, Colorado.

Stephen Dodd, Wales; Ken Duke, Stuart, Florida; Scott Dunlap, Sarasota, Florida;

Joe Durant, Pensacola Beach, Florida; David Duval, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado;

Ernie Els, South Africa; Jim Empey, Boise, Idaho; Frank Esposito, Florham Park, New Jersey; Bob Estes, Austin, Texas; Jim Farrell, Commack, New York.

Niclas Fasth, Sweden; Tim Fleming, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Steve Flesch, Union, Kentucky; Peter Fowler, Australia; Ray Franz Jr., Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; David Frost, South Africa; Brian Gay, Windermere, Florida; Mike Genovese, Loxley, Alabama; Larry George, Wallace, North Carolina; Tom Gillis, Lake Orion, Michigan.

Thomas Goegele, Germany; Rafael Gomez, Argentina; Ricardo Gonzalez, Argentina;

Retief Goosen, South Africa; Paul Goydos, Long Beach, California; Richard Green, Australia; Jay Haas, Greenville, South Carolina; Joakim Haeggman, Sweden; Todd Hamilton, Westlake, Texas; Padraig Harrington, Ireland.

Tim Herron, Deephaven, Minnesota; David Hutsell, Lutherville, Maryland;

Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand; Lee Janzen, Orlando, Florida; Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; Brandt Jobe, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Kent Jones, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Steve Jones, Tempe, Arizona; Robert Karlsson, Sweden; Jonathan Kaye, Phoenix, Arizona.

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Jerry Kelly, Madison, Wisconsin; James Kingston, South Africa; Kenichi Kuboya, Japan; Rob Labritz, Pound Ridge, New York; Neal Lancaster, Smithfield, North Carolina; Bernhard Langer, Germany; Stephen Leaney, Australia; Tom Lehman, Scottsdale, Arizona; Thomas Levet, France; Jeff Maggert, Sea Pines, South Carolina.

Jonathan Mansfield, Clearwater, Florida; Billy Mayfair, Edmond, Oklahoma; Scott McCarron, Mooresville, North Carolina; David McKenzie, Australia; Dave McNabb, Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania; Rocco Mediate, Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Shaun Micheel, Memphis, Tennessee; Mark Mielke, Atlantis, Florida; Kelly Mitchum, Southern Pines, North Carolina; Mauricio Molina, Argentina.

Colin Montgomerie, Scotland; Alan Morin, Royal Palm Beach, Florida; David Morland IV, Canada; Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain; Rod Pampling, Australia; Scott Parel, Augusta, Georgia; Jesper Parnevik, Sweden; Steve Pate, Delray Beach, Florida;

Corey Pavin, Dallas, Texas; Tom Pernice Jr., Scottsdale, Arizona.

Tim Petrovic, Austin, Texas; Tracy Phillips, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Del T. Ponchock, Jupiter, Florida; Phillip Price, Wales; Dicky Pride, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Chad Proehl, Urbandale, Iowa; Brett Quigley, Barrington, Rhode Island; Mike Reid, Orem, Utah; Jean-Francois Remesy, France; John Riegger, Paducah, Kentucky.

Doug Rohrbaugh, Carbondale, Colorado; Jeff Roth, Harbor Springs, Michigan; Roger Rowland, Jacksonville, Florida; Micah Rudosky, Cortez, Colorado; Mike San Filippo, Hobe Sound, Florida; Gene Sauers, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; John Senden, Australia; David Shacklady, England; Wes Short Jr., Austin, Texas; Jeev Milhka Singh, India.

Vijay Singh, Fiji; Jeff Sluman, Hinsdale, Illinois; Mike Small, Champaign, Illinois; Chad Sorensen, Taft, California; Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio; Paul Stankowski, Flower Mound, Texas; Andre Stolz, Australia; Paul Streeter, England; Steve Stricker, Madison, Wisconsin; Kevin Sutherland, Sacramento, California.

Ken Tanigawa, Scottsdale, Arizona; Steen Tinning, Denmark; Mario Tiziani, Madison, Wisconsin; Tommy Tolles, Hendersonville, North Carolina; David Toms, Shreveport, Louisiana; Kirk Triplett, Paradise Valley, Arizona; Omar Uresti, Austin, Texas; Mike Valicenti, Jupiter, Florida; Duffy Waldorf, Rensselaer, Indiana; Tim Weinhart, Atlanta, Georgia.

Mike Weir, Canada; Charlie Wi, Westlake Village, California; Peter Wilson, England; Don Winter, Ripon, California; Gary Wolstenholme, England; Y.E. Yang, South Korea.

Who are the Major champions in the field?

PGA TOUR (22 players/33 titles won)

MASTERS: Bernhard Langer (1985, 1993), Jose Maria Olazabal (1994, 1999), Vijay Singh (2000), Mike Weir (2003)

PGA: Jeff Sluman (1988), John Daly (1991), Vijay Singh (1998), David Toms (2001), Rich Beem (2002), Shaun Micheel (2003), Padraig Harrington (2008), Y.E. Yang (2009)

U.S. OPEN: Lee Janzen (1993, 1998), Ernie Els (1994, 1997), Corey Pavin (1995), Steve Jones (1996), Retief Goosen (2001, 2004), Michael Campbell (2005)

BRITISH OPEN: Mark Calcavecchia (1989), John Daly (1995), Tom Lehman (1996), David Duval (2001), Ernie Els (2002, 2012), Todd Hamilton (2004), Padraig Harrington (2007, 2008), Darren Clarke (2011) 

Germany’s Bernhard Langer poses with the trophy after winning the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Porthcawl, Wales, Sunday.PA via AP/NICK POTTS Germany’s Bernhard Langer poses with the trophy after winning the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Porthcawl, Wales, Sunday.PA via AP/NICK POTTS


SENIOR PGA: Mike Reid (2005), Jay Haas (2006, 2008), Michael Allen (2009), Tom Lehman (2010), Roger Chapman (2012), Colin Montgomerie (2014, 2015), Rocco Mediate (2016), Bernhard Langer (2017), Paul Broadhurst (2018), Ken Tanigawa (2019), Alex Cejka (2021)

REGIONS TRADITION: Mike Reid (2009), Tom Lehman (2011, 2012), David Frost (2013), Jeff Maggert (2015), Bernhard Langer (2016, 2017), Miguel Angel Jimenez (2018), Steve Stricker (2019, 2022), Alex Cejka (2021)

U.S. SENIOR OPEN: Bernhard Langer (2010), Olin Browne (2011), Roger Chapman (2012), Colin Montgomerie (2014), Jeff Maggert (2015), Gene Sauers (2016), David Toms (2018), Steve Stricker (2019)

BRITISH SENIOR OPEN: Bernhard Langer (2010, 2014, 2017, 2019), Marco Dawson (2015), Paul Broadhurst (2016), Miguel Angel Jimenez (2018), Stephen Dodd (2021)

SENIOR PLAYERS: Jay Haas (2009), Bernhard Langer (2014, 2015, 2016), Scott McCarron (2017), Vijay Singh (2018), Retief Goosen (2019), Jerry Kelly (2020), Steve Stricker (2021)

If you go

Items to Bring From Home

Here are a few items we recommend you bring from home to enhance your Championship experience:

Personal sunscreen

One (1) unopened bottle of water

Jacket and/or layered outerwear piece

Comfortable walking shoes

Portable phone charger

Nursing mothers may bring necessary equipment on-site. Storage and refrigeration is available at First Aid Stations. 

The following items are also permitted on-site:

Small bags

Diaper bags and strollers


Cameras (Mon-Wed ONLY)

Inclement Weather

Please observe the Leader Boards and Video Board for the Weather Warning signs which will appear when inclement weather is approaching the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship site. When the signs appear, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter PRIOR to play being suspended. If the sirens sound, seek shelter immediately.


Grandstands will be located at the 1st Tee, 17 Green, and 18 Green. All public grandstand seating is first-come, first-serve.

First Aid Stations

First-aid stations staffed by Spectrum Lakeland will be located at Hole 4, Hole 6, Hole 11, Holes 16/17, and the main medical station will be between Hole 1 Tee and Hole 18. The main medical station is also available for nursing mothers and will provide storage and refrigeration. Nursing mothers are permitted to bring necessary equipment on-site.

Disability Services

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure that everyone has access to all Championship amenities. Click here to learn more about the services provided this year.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at a number of locations throughout the Championship grounds. Keep an eye out for Wi-Fi signs during your visit and make sure to download the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship On-Site Guide and App!

Methods of Payment

The following methods of payment are accepted onsite at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, identified by location. All on-site transactions will be cashless. No cash or checks will be accepted.

The PGA Shops: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card

Market Concession and Beverage Stands: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card, Apple Pay and Google Pay

Accommodations & the Surrounding Area

Benton Harbor is a special place on Lake Michigan. With an engaging arts community, local unique shops, and of course the beach, there is something for everyone. Southwest Michigan has a growing craft beer, wine, cider, and spirits industry with each establishment offering their own specialties and personality. Visit the Makers Trail to learn more about some of Southwest Michigan’s craft beverage locations.

To learn more visit Southwest Michigan Tourist Council.

Transportation & Parking

PGA Public Parking (Lot GP)

Off-site PGA Public Parking will be complimentary and located at the Benton Harbor Charter School Academy (455 Riverview Drive, Benton Harbor, MI, 49022). As you approach the Benton Harbor Charter School Academy, please follow signage and traffic control to PGA Public Parking (Lot GP). Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator Entrance at Harbor Shores. There will be no public parking at Harbor Shores during Championship Week.

Lot GP will be open Wednesday, May 25 - Sunday, May 29, 2022.

There will be no overnight parking in any PGA Public Parking Lots, and any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense. PGA Tournament Corporation is not responsible for damage to your vehicle, or items lost or stolen from your vehicle.

Volunteer Parking (Lot V)

Official Championship Volunteers with a valid parking pass may park in Lot V located on Whitwam Drive. As you approach the lot, please follow signage and traffic control to Lot V. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator Entrance at Harbor Shores. There will be no public parking at Harbor Shores during Championship Week.

There will be no overnight parking in any PGA Parking Lots, and any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense. PGA Tournament Corporation is not responsible for damage to your vehicle, or items lost or stolen from your vehicle.

Accessible Parking

Designated accessible parking for those requiring lift-equipped transportation to the course will be available at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy (455 Riverview Drive, Benton Harbor, MI, 49022). The front rows of PGA Public Parking (Lot GP) will be reserved for spectators not requiring lift-equipped transportation but who have physically challenged hang tags for their vehicles. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

Admissions, Conduct, and Health & Wellness Policies

There will be no daily readmission to the Championship grounds. If you leave the grounds, you must have an unscanned ticket to return to the Championship. Once your ticket has been scanned, it will no longer provide admission. The only exception is when the Weather Warning signs have been posted. Security personnel will not allow admission to the 82nd KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship for individuals without appropriate credentials. Please click here for refund details; or, alternate day admission eligibility due to suspension of play, if applicable.

Junior Admission Policy

As part of the Championship’s mission to grow interested and participation in the game of golf, juniors 17 years of age and younger will be admitted into the Championship grounds for FREE when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Each ticketed adult will be permitted four junior grounds admissions per day at no additional charge. Junior tickets may be picked up on-site at the Admissions Office located at the Main Spectator Entrance on the day of admission.

Junior tickets cannot be obtained in advance and will be available regardless of a sell-out. Please note, junior tickets do not gain access into private hospitality areas or the Makers Trail 19th Hole venue.

Children under the age of 2 do not require an admission ticket to enter the Championship.

Military Admission Policy

To honor the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces, the Championship is pleased to offer Active Duty, Retirees, Veterans, Reserve, National Guard, and their accompanying guest (limit one) complimentary daily grounds access to the Championship.

Please click here to register for complimentary military tickets. Please note, these tickets cannot be upgraded to alternative venues, but are eligible for the junior admission policy.

Photo & Autograph Policy

Cameras are only allowed on-site during Practice Rounds, on Wednesday, and are not permitted on-site during Championship Rounds, Thursday through Sunday. Please consult the Mobile Device Policy for guidelines regarding mobile device photo, audio, and video capturing while on-site.

We recommended limiting autograph requests to areas around the practice range and putting green during Practice Rounds only, on Wednesday.

Mobile Device Policy

Mobile devices must be kept in Golf Mode Setting at all times at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship:

Set your device to silent or vibrate, including but not limited to, ringer, notifications, and alerts.

Camera flash turned off.

Incoming and outgoing calls may only be made or received farther than 100 yards away from competition.

Text, email, social posting and other data use is allowed on the golf course at any location providing players are not in position and about to play their shots.

Mobile device photography, as well as audio and video capturing, is allowed in all areas during Practice Rounds (Wednesday).

During Championship Rounds (Thursday-Sunday), photography, audio and video recording is prohibited anywhere within 100 yards of competition or when requested by players, caddies, marshals, volunteers, security or Championship staff and officials.

Alcohol Policy

All guests at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship are asked to drink responsibly and be respectful of players and other members of the gallery. Spectators appearing under the age of 30 will be asked for identification before being allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages on-site. The following documents are acceptable forms of identification at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship:

Smoking Policy

Smoking, including, but not limited to, cigars, pipes, cigarettes, and e-cigarettes will be prohibited in any permanent or temporary buildings, inclusive of hospitality areas, on patios, decks, or raised platforms, grandstands and bleachers at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Smoking is permitted on the grounds, 20 feet from any structures listed above.

Conduct Customs and Etiquette

Attendees are requested to display traditional customs of etiquette, decorum, and behavior, and to obey all Championship policies including, but not limited to, those provided on each ticket, all posted signs, and any instructions of Championship Marshals and Officials. Inappropriate behaviors and/or failure to comply with standards/policies may lead to ejection from the Championship and/or cancellation of admission tickets, without refund.

Although cheering and positive gallery responses to great play are encouraged, unsolicited and consistent calls from the gallery toward players and others are prohibited.

For the safety of everyone and in keeping with policy established at major sporting events, running is considered to be unacceptable behavior.

Please stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with instructions given by Championship Marshals.

Please kneel or sit if you are in the front row and remain still throughout each shot.

Anyone acting in a manner that is deemed to be abusive, derogatory, rude, or aggressive may be subject to removal from the Championship premises and may be prohibited from returning to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship or attending any future PGA of America event.

Health & Wellness Policies & Procedures

The health and well-being of all spectators, volunteers, players, caddies, and staff remains the number one priority for the PGA of America and our Championships. As CDC guidelines, as well as state and local requirements continue to evolve the PGA of America is working with local officials, as well as our medical partners, to monitor all COVID-19 developments. Due to the constantly evolving directives and protocols that may need to be put in place, there could still be changes for all who participate in the Championship. The PGA of America will continue to update you on changes as the Championship approaches.

The PGA of America encourages everyone to closely review the policies and procedures below before heading to Harbor Shores this May.

Face coverings are encouraged for all individuals over the age of 2 while indoors or in fully enclosed spaces unless actively eating or drinking, or otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations.

Per CDC Guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask outdoors unless otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask outdoors when they cannot be socially distant or otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations.

Be respectful of others and be mindful of your distance to others while at the Championship.

Attendees will notice health and wellness signage throughout the grounds, as well as visual and verbal reminders of responsible behavior. Failure to comply with any posted or verbal guidelines may result in consequential action, including expulsion from the Championship grounds.

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will have protocols in place to ensure all areas are routinely cleaned and sanitized. Sanitization and handwashing are encouraged throughout your time on-site and additional sanitation stations will be available throughout the grounds. Spectators are permitted to bring their own hand sanitizer from home.

If you begin to feel ill or have symptoms once on-site, go directly to a First Aid location. Medical professionals will be ready to assist you.

Note: All policies and procedures to ensure the health and well-being of all stakeholders are subject to change at the PGA’s discretion or by recommendation of the CDC, our medical partners, or local and state officials.

Spectator Health Promise

All spectators, staff, and volunteers must agree that they will not attend the Championship if they feel ill or display any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (click here for the CDC’s website regarding COVID-19 symptoms).

By attending the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, spectators, staff, and volunteers are acknowledging that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.

Despite measures to mitigate, elimination of the risk of contracting or transmitting a communicable disease, including, but not limited to, COVID-19, is not currently possible. Therefore, by attending the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, all attendees assume the risk and liability for any exposure to COVID-19 and any related loss, liability, or injury at the PGA Championship at all times.

This article originally appeared on South Bend Tribune: Everything you need to know about the Senior PGA championship at Harbor Shores May 26-29


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