Free Tickets to the PGA Tour’s PLAYERS Championship

The PGA TOUR’s signature event – THE PLAYERS Championship – offers all active duty, retired and reserve military personnel and their dependents  FREE admission to the  tournament (May 9 – 14, 2017) in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 

That’s not all. Here’s a list of military-specific activities taking place throughout the week:

Military Job Fair at THE PLAYERS

Saturday, May 6

Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost (located adjacent to the No. 16 tee)

Prior to tournament week, THE PLAYERS will welcome active duty, Reserve, retired military, veterans, and military spouses to TPC Sawgrass on Saturday, May 6 in the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost, to participate in its sixth-annual Military Job Fair, in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition.  The Military Job Fair is free and open to military personnel, veterans and military spouses who are seeking employment.  There will be approximately 40 companies on hand, all with open hiring opportunities.  Free career counseling and resume-writing assistance will be provided, as well as, information on local educational institutions with veterans’ programs. Previous PLAYERS Military Veterans Job Fairs have seen attendance of more than 500 military job seekers and 40 companies participating.

Operation Shower

Sunday, May 7
Birdies for the Brave
Patriots’ Outpost (located adjacent to the No. 16 tee)
On Sunday, May 7, THE PLAYERS and Birdies for the Brave® will again partner with Operation Shower to host a group baby shower for 40 military moms-to-be.  Some of these soon-to-be moms are active duty military and some have deployed spouses. Scheduled to be held from 12-2 p.m. in the Patriots’ Outpost, the event will be will feature Operation Shower’s signature Shower-In-A-Box, gifts of high-quality products for the moms and babies that have been provided by sponsors and donors.

Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost

Tuesday through Sunday
Throughout tournament week, all active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, veterans and their dependents will have access to the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost, a hospitality tent reserved exclusively for the military which offers complimentary food, beverages and activities.  Located adjacent to No. 16 tee, the Patriots’ Outpost is financially supported by THE PLAYERS and Jacksonville-area companies and individuals.  Like in 2016, THE PLAYERS volunteer leadership – the Red Coats are the lead sponsor of the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost.   In2016, more than 19,000 military members and their families were hosted in Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost. The venue will be just under 10,000 square feet making it the largest Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost at a PGA TOUR tournament. The Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost will officially open on Military Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 9 with Commissioner Finchem hosting a short program.

  • In 2016, THE PLAYERS issued more than 30,000 complimentary military tickets, and the tournament is once again proud to continue its policy of providing free or affordable access to the tournament for men and women of the U.S. Armed Services.
  • THE PLAYERS provides all career military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to the tournament all week. To obtain voucher for complimentary admission, go to and click on the Tickets & Parking link.
  • THE PLAYERS also provides discounted admission for veterans.  To obtain a voucher for discounted admission, go to and click on the Tickets & Parking link.
  • Jacksonville is home to more than 250,000 military, both active duty and retired

About Commander in Chief At home

Erin is a military spouse and, sometimes temporarily single mom to 4 boys. She's a parenting coach, writer, teacher, special needs (Autism) mom, and much more.
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