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The Quicken Loans National is set to begin June 28-July 1 at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Washington, DC. The tournament was founded in part by Tiger Woods, and benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods has missed the past two editions but returns to what may well be the last iteration of this tournament. A strong field including Rickie Fowler, Marc Leishman and Kyle Stanley are expected to compete this weekend.
The Quicken Loans National was founded in 2007 and replaced the earlier Kemper Open as DC's PGA Tour stop. The event was conceived as a strong tournament hosted by Tiger Woods taking place midway between the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. It is one of the few PGA Tour events granted invitational status and has a reduced field of 120 players and no Monday Qualifying. The field is chosen from past champions and majors winners to ensure a strong field, filling out the remaining spots based on FedEx Cup point standings. Both Tiger Woods and Justin Rose have multiple wins at the Quicken Loans National with two, while Troy Merritt’s -18 in 2015 is the lowest score in tournament history. The tournament has only been decided by playoff twice, most recently in Kyle Stanley’s 2017 win over Charles Howell III.
The tournament begins Thursday, June 28th and tickets are still available for fans looking to enjoy the action in person. Grounds tickets are good for any one day of the tournament and grant access to the entire course as well as the public dining options and Family Village. Grounds tickets for the tournament rounds are $39 with Wednesday’s pro-am only $20. Youth 15 and under also qualify for a free grounds ticket when accompanied by an adult. Trophy Club tickets are available for $75-$85 and offer access to a climate controlled venue on the 17th hole with an upgraded food and beverage menu. Fans looking for an all-inclusive event can buy tickets to the Independence Pavillion for $275. This venue is an open air covered deck and features complimentary food, beer and wine and overlooks the 16th green. The Capital Club features the best hospitality offered at $375. This air-conditioned venue features complimentary lunch buffet and a full bar, and has stadium seating available on the patio to watch the 18th hole and TVs to keep caught up on all the action elsewhere on the course.
The Quicken Loans National also provides complimentary tickets for all active, retired and reserve military. Military tickets offer grounds access and grant exclusive access to the Lockheed Martin Military Pavilion. Veterans also qualify for a 50% discount on their tickets. In addition, the tournament offers a discounted $29 grounds ticket for teachers that comes with a $10 food and beverage credit. High school and college students also qualify for a discounted $25 grounds pass with appropriate ID.
For those who cannot attend the tournament in person, television coverage is provided by the Golf Channel and CBS. Coverage starts on the Golf Channel Thursday and Friday 3-7pm ET. Third round coverage begins on the Golf Channel Saturday 1-2:45pm ET before switching to CBS from 3-6pm ET. The championship round will begin on the Golf Channel 1-2:45pm ET and then conclude on CBS 1-6:30pm ET. Radio coverage is also available through PGA Tour Radio on Sirius XM Radio and online at PGATour.com.