KOHLER, Wis. — The PGA of America announced that the volunteer random draw is now open for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, September 22-27, 2020. Applicants can register until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 1, 2019, for the opportunity to be selected as a volunteer at the biennial competition between the top professional golfers from the U.S. and Europe.
Nearly 4,000 volunteers will be needed to fill a variety of roles both on and off course, including assisting with leaderboards, tee refreshments, media center services, course marshals, Ryder Cup Shops and more. Individuals who previously served as volunteers during the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits will first be offered the opportunity to return as a 2020 Ryder Cup volunteer. The 2015 PGA Championship volunteers will receive an email with instructions on how to indicate their interest. Remaining volunteer spots will be filled with qualified applicants through a random draw process beginning in spring 2019. All applicants will be notified via email when the random draw is completed.
“The 2020 Ryder Cup will be the most significant sporting event ever held in Wisconsin, making it a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to take part in,” said Tess Anschutz, Volunteer Operations Manager for the 2020 Ryder Cup. “It takes thousands of dedicated volunteers who will play vital roles in the competition’s success and welcome fans from around the globe to our great state.”
Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and will be asked to work at least four 4-hour shifts during Ryder Cup week. Those ultimately selected and who accept a volunteer position will be required to pay a fee in exchange for the official Ryder Cup volunteer uniform by Ralph Lauren; the fee also includes parking, food, beverages and more. Volunteers will also receive a personalized credential for all six days of the event.
Alternative Ways to Experience the 2020 Ryder Cup:
- Hospitality Packages (Now Available): Hospitality packages and suites varying in accommodation size, price and experiences are available for purchase and the only way to guarantee access to the 2020 Ryder Cup. As demand continues to increase, those interested in a coveted hospitality package are encouraged to act quickly. To reserve a hospitality package or to request additional information regarding hospitality products and services, contact Larry Sinclair at email@example.com or Nick Dockter at 920-565-6110/Nicholas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- General Admission (Random Ticket Draw): Given demand for general admission tickets has historically exceeded available inventory, individual 2020 Ryder Cup tickets may only be purchased through an official random draw conducted by the PGA of America. Applications for the random ticket draw will become available in spring 2019.
For more information and to register for the opportunity to be a 2020 Ryder Cup volunteer, visit www.RyderCup.com, and for more information about the PGA of America, visit PGAMediaCenter.com.