A Beer At The PGA Championship Will Cost You An Arm, A Leg, And Maybe Your Soul

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For the first time in 15 years, the PGA Championship will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So for most golf fans in Tulsa, that means having a few beers and keeping an eye on the stars.

But beer prices at Southern Hills are a bit higher than they were 15 years ago, and it’s safe to say not everyone is real thrilled about it.

You can’t blame them. Just take a look at what it will cost.

“A Michelob Ultra will cost you $18, while a Stella Artois, Michelob Ultra Seltzer, or cocktail will run you $19,” BroBible wrote. “The PGA of America was gracious enough to offer Kona Big Waves, that are undoubtedly no more than 12 ounces, for $15.”

Next up: Hand over your first born for a Busch Light. That, of course, is assuming you drink that stuff.

Of course, you can always go the healthier route and choose wine. That’s just 13 bucks a glass. Then again, most glasses of wine are half-full. Or in this case, half-empty.

Want to go healthier still? Well, you’re in luck. A bottled water will cost you $6. That’s three times — or even six times — as much as you could get one at a supermarket.

We won’t even get into the food, because there’s no sense in discussing what would probably result in you trading in your home for a cheeseburger.

How does Southern Hills justify these prices? Well, it can’t. But it believes that the combination hot weather and golf make you crave alcohol, and that you will spare no expense to quench your thirst.

Even if it means needing to accumulate Tiger Woods’ lifetime winnings just for a sip of your favorite stuff.



Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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  1. Who’s this article writer kidding. The patrons at that event will gladly fork out that much money for all of those items and more until they Wont! I don’t know when that will be but I suspect in my lifetime. But just not now.

  2. I’m a non-drinker. My opinion doesn’t matter … but is “having a few beers” really why “patrons” attend a golf tournament? I “get” fans drinking at a sit-down stadium / arena sports event but a golf tournament.
    For comparison sake, what is the cost of a one-day ticket to the PGA Championship? OR … how many pimento cheese sandwiches can you buy at Augusta for the cost of a beer at Southern Hills? Inquiring minds …

    • You can get about 9 AN pimiento cheese sandwich’s for the cost of a PGA Mich Ultra, which is mostly water (3/2 brew)…. And people drink beer at golf tournaments, because a) they like the taste of beer and b) they’re thirsty from walking a few miles around the golf course. You’re going to need to drink about $100-$150 of Mich Ultra to get ripped.

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