The Tour Championship returns to Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass this week on October 1. To get you prepped for the awesome weekend ahead, we’ve got some basic tournament info so you can get the best experience out of the event. Even if you’ve been to the tournament before, this year is jam-packed with plenty of upgrades and improvements to the fan experience that will make a golf fan out of anyone.

Here’s five reasons to attend this year’s championship (as if you needed any):

Happy Hour

Starting on Thursday and running all weekend, there will be a daily happy hour dubbed, Sea Best Michelob ULTRA Happy Hour, from 4 to 6 p.m. Even if you’re not a huge beer fan, you can still enjoy $5 Sea Best Shrimp Wraps and $2 Michelob Ultras on Thursday and Saturday. For Friday and Sunday, the food option will change to $3 Grillman’s Frank, but the $2 Michelobs are here to stay … you had us at cheap grub and booze.


Live Music

On Friday, October 2, Uncle Kracker will be performing an exclusive concert for attendees of the championship. The show, presented by Legacy Trust Family Wealth Offices, will take place on the back lawn of TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse immediately following play around 7:30 p.m.

Though you might not have heard anything from Uncle Kracker since his 2000 debut, Double Wide, which went double-platinum thanks to singles like “Follow Me,” you’re bound to recognize a few of his songs (we promise).

Student Policy

This year, the good folks behind the tournament invite college students to experience all that the Tour Championship has to offer. Best of all? College students will be able to do so free of charge, all weekend long. To receive this amazing offer, all you’ll need to bring is a valid Florida student ID for access to the tournament grounds. Doesn’t get much better than free.

College Game Day

On October 3, the Tour Championship will become “North Florida’s Largest Sports Bar,” featuring college football games on big screen TVs and LED jumbotrons all day to give fans the chance to watch football and golf all in one spot. We told you this tournament would appeal to even non-golf fans. Attendees are encouraged to wear their school colors and cheer on their favorite team as they watch all the big games from Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass.

World-class Golf

Ok, so there are a ton of reasons to be at TPC Sawgrass this weekend, but if you’re still unconvinced, consider the fact that this is the best opportunity to see some of the world’s best golfers until the PLAYERS Championship returns next year. Just in case you don’t believe me, check out the highlights from last year’s tournament below and see for yourself.