The Honda Classic returns to Palm Beach Gardens this year, but with many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PGA Tour event is set for March 15-21, 2021 at PGA National Resort and Spa.
This year, only a limited number of tickets will be sold to the tournament. Tickets will not be sold onsite as they have in previous years. General admission grounds passes are $60.
“We are being conservative in our planning as we continue to navigate the pandemic,” executive director Ken Kennerly said in a statement. “We want to do everything possible to make sure that the Honda Classic will be a great experience and continue to make a significant charitable impact on the thousands of children in our community whose lives we are able to enhance every year.”
The Bear Trap, which usually winds around the 16th green and 17th tee, will be divided into three sections this year. Each section will only have a certain number of seats and the seats will be socially distanced in groups of two and four. Bear Trap tickets are $200 and you can purchase them online.
In addition to limited ticketing, attendees have to use a mask or facial covering and social distancing measures will be put in place.
All structures on the course will be sanitized daily, including the golf carts used in the tournament.
The 2021 Honda Classic will be one to watch. The last two tournament champions on the PGA Tour have both committed to playing in the tournament — Waste Management Phoenix Open champion Brooks Koepka and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am champion. Both Koepka and Berger are Palm Beach County natives and current residents.
Round 1 of the Honda Classic starts Thursday, March 18. Get more information here.