TRUCKEE, Calif. (May 26, 2022) – The Barracuda Championship will become the first PGA TOUR event to accept cryptocurrency payments, joining other pro sports teams from the NBA, NHL and MLB to embrace digital currency.
Beginning May 26, spectators could purchase tickets, hospitality and sponsorship packages with over 300 different cryptocurrency options including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin.
“We are incredibly excited to take this first step in innovating the sport we all know and love, and to offer our spectators a new way to enjoy the tournament,” said tournament director, Chris Hoff. “The professional golf landscape continues to innovate and evolve, and we are honored to usher the PGA TOUR into this new space.”
In addition to offering crypto as a new payment option for ticket purchases, the Barracuda Championship will also offer an exclusive VIP experience package that will only be available for purchase with cryptocurrency.
The VIP package will include private hospitality, an official tournament Pro-Am team and honorary observer experiences.
The 2022 Barracuda Championship tees off July 14 through 17 at Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood course in Truckee, CA. Situated on 600 acres of forest and meadowland surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is the perfect setting for the Barracuda Championship. More than most courses, Old Greenwood’s 18-hole course is influenced by the land upon which it sits. With rolling green grass, lush trees and beautiful water features, the course is truly breathtaking. In addition to the stunning views, it’s also quite challenging to play. Be sure to catch all the beauty and excitement of our televised-only PGA TOUR event.
DATE EVENT Monday, July 11 The Row Pro-Am (closed to the public) Tuesday, July 12 Junior Golf Clinic (Link to register here) Wednesday, July 13 The Official Pro-Am Thursday, July 14 First Round of the Barracuda Championship Friday, July 15 Second Round of the Barracuda Championship Saturday, July 16 Third Round of the Barracuda Championship Sunday July 17 Final Round of the Barracuda Championship, Closing Ceremonies
For more information on how to purchase tickets using crypto visit BarracudaChampionship.com. For more information on the exclusive crypto hospitality experience, contact Keenan@BarracudaChampionship.com.