• Texas family charged in Masters tickets scheme

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Four members of a Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit.Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Augusta don't say how many Masters tickets the four defendants are suspected of obtaining, or how much money they made from any resales. Court records say that from 2013 through 2017 the family used the stolen
  • Pan on cusp of OWGR top 50 after RBC Heritage win

    After rallying for his maiden PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage, C.T. Pan is suddenly on the cusp of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.Pan erased a two-shot deficit thanks to a final-round 67 at Harbour Town, finishing one shot ahead of 2014 winner Matt Kuchar. It's Pan's first win at age 27, and he moved from 113th to 55th in the world as a result. The victory earned him a spot in next month's PGA Championship as well as next year's Masters.Kuchar went from 16th to 12th after his
  • PAN HANDLES THE PRESSURE TO WIN RBC HERITAGE

    Taiwan’s Pan Cheng-tsung won his first PGA Tour event with a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.
    Pan, who goes by the initials C.T, shot a four-under par 67 at Harbour Town Golf Links to finish on 12 under par for the tournament.
    Kuchar, finishing ahead of Pan, birdied the last to also shoot 67 and waited in the clubhouse as Pan, ranked 113 in the world, held his nerve. Patrick Cantlay (69), Scott Piercy (69) and Ireland’s Shane Lowry (70) tied
  • RBC Heritage purse payout: Pan gets paid for first Tour win

    Here is the complete FedExCup points and purse breakdown for winner C.T. Pan and the rest of the players who made the cut at the 2019 RBC Heritage.Finish Player FedEx Earnings ($) 1 C.T. Pan 500.00 1,242,000.00 2 Matt Kuchar 300.00 745,200.00 T3 Patrick Cantlay 145.00 358,800.00 T3 Shane Lowry 145.00 358,800.00 T3 Scott Piercy 145.00 358,800.00 T6 J.T. Poston 91.66 231,150.00 T6 Seamus Power 91.66 231,150.00 T6 Kevin Streelman 91.66 231,150.00 9 Sam Burns 80.00 200,100.00 T10 K.J. Choi 63.66 152
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  • World No. 1 Johnson crumbles down stretch at RBC Heritage

    It was an afternoon to forget for world No. 1 Dustin Johnson at the RBC Heritage.After knocking in nearly 160 feet worth of putts in the third round, Johnson entered the finale at Harbour Town with a one-shot lead as he sought his third worldwide win of the year. Even after a slow start, he made the turn in even par to retain a share of the lead amid a crowd of contenders.But things went south very quickly for Johnson, whose title chances crumbled in a five-hole stretch from Nos. 11-15. A waywar
  • Pushed by wife, Pan surges to first win on Sunday at RBC Heritage

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - C.T. Pan watched the Masters last week with his wife, and sometimes caddie, Yingchun Lin, thrilled by Tiger Woods' stirring victory at Augusta National.His wife, Pan recalled, told him point blank, ''Hey, I'm not patient, so you better get me (to Augusta) as soon as possible.''Pan complied quickly, taking advantage of top-ranked Dustin Johnson's back-nine meltdown Sunday to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory.Along with $1.242 million, the win opens a w
  • McCarron goes wire-to-wire to win Champions event at TPC Sugarloaf

    DULUTH, Ga. - Scott McCarron completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on Sunday for his third victory at TPC Sugarloaf.The winner of the PGA Tour defunct BellSouth Classic at the course in 1997 and 2001, McCarron closed with a 1-under 72 for a two-stroke victory over Jerry Kelly, Joe Durant, Kirk Triplett and Kent Jones in the PGA Tour Champions event.The 53-year-old McCarron finished at 7-under 209 for his ninth victory on the 50-and-over tour. He
  • Pan rallies for first career win at RBC Heritage

    It was another wild day along the Calibogue Sound, as the leaders faltered and the tournament winner came from the chase pack. Here's how things ended up at the RBC Heritage, where C.T. Pan rallied to claim his first career PGA Tour victory:Leaderboard: C.T. Pan (-12), Matt Kuchar (-11), Patrick Cantlay (-10), Scott Piercy (-10), Shane Lowry (-10)What it means: It was a crowded leaderboard once world No. 1 Dustin Johnson began to falter, with as many as five players sharing the lead at one point
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  • Trump tees it up with Lexi, Limbaugh on Easter weekend

    President Donald Trump has found plenty of time to play golf since taking office, and he usually has no problem finding a famous playing partner or two to join him.Easter weekend was no different, as the White House released photos of the president on the course Friday with the LPGA's Lexi Thompson and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.President Trump played golf yesterday with Rush Limbaugh and Lexi Thompson. The White House just released these photos. pic.twitter.com/oUcxt8ZptM— Sahi
  • Quotes of the Week: Tiger reactions, Spieth got Augusta’d and Wie still in pain

    Quotes of the Week: People are reacting to Tiger Woods' Masters win, Spieth says he got "Augusta'd" at the RBC Heritage and Michelle Wie is still hurting.
  • Professional Tips And Guide For Women Golfers

    Golf always holds numerous challenges for players of all genders and ages. However, it is impossible to deny the fact that some issues prevail among specific groups of players. In this article, we are going to give some excellent pieces of advice for women golfers in particular. All the below-mentioned tips are suggested by Katie Rule – a PGA Professional golfer and dedicated coach, who knows how to help women succeed in this sport. In her series of video instructions, Katie tells how wome
  • THE X-FACTOR SWING

    For those of you glued to your TV for the past few days watching The Masters taking place at Augusta, no doubt you will have noticed one of the famous golf poses, called the X factor swing. This pose is very popular with amateur and professional golfers alike and Betway have done a study on this recently.
    In a nutshell, it’s not a recommended swing and may in fact cause long severe backaches and pains.
    Read on to see how the X factor swing can contribute badly to the health of your ba
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  • Henderson goes back to back at Lotte Championship in Hawaii

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Brooke Henderson successfully defended her Lotte Championship title Saturday to tie Sandra Post's record for LPGA victories by a Canadian with eight.The 21-year-old Henderson closed with a 2-under 70 at breezy Ko Olina Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Eun-Hee Ji.Henderson rebounded from a bogey on the par-5 first with birdies on the par-4 third and par-5 fifth, also birdied the par-4 11th and closed with seven straight pars to finish at 16-under 272.Full-
  • McCarron opens 3-shot lead at Mitsubishi Electric Classic

    DULUTH, Ga. -- Scott McCarron birdied the par-5 18th hole Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Mitsubishi Electric Classic.The 53-year-old McCarron completed a 4-under 68 in the morning in the rain-delayed second round and shot a 70 in the afternoon to reach 6-under 138 at TPC Sugarloaf. He has eight victories on the 50-and over tour after winning three times on the PGA Tour.Rocco Mediate was second, following an opening 73 with a 68.Miguel Angel Jimenez (70) was
  • D. Johnson (68) grabs 1-shot lead at RBC Heritage

    The RBC Heritage is back on schedule and after a windy Saturday at Harbour Town in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Dustin Johnson leads by a shot. Here’s all that unfolded on moving day:Leaderboard: Dustin Johnson (-10), Ian Poulter (-9), Rory Sabbatini (-9), Shane Lowry (-9), Patrick Cantlay (-8), Scott Piercy (-8), C.T. Pan (-8), K.J. Choi (-8), Trey Mullinax (-8), Emiliano Grillo (-8)What it means: Johnson started the third round two shots back of Lowry, but he pulled two clear of the field t
  • Day, Scott highlight 79-team Zurich Classic field

    The field for next week's Zurich Classic is set.Seventy-nine teams will tee it up in the team event at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., including Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day, European Ryder Cuppers Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia, and brothers Brooks and Chase Koepka.Brooks Koepka is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, followed by No. 11 Jon Rahm, who will team with Ryan Palmer. Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay are the top-ranke
  • Lowry holds one-shot lead halfway through rainy RBC Heritage

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Shane Lowry parred his final two holes Saturday to hold on to a one-stroke lead through two rounds in the rain-delayed RBC Heritage.Lowry was among 56 players who didn't finish Friday because of a nearly four-hour weather delay. The Irishman made pars on the 17th and 18th holes at Harbour Town Golf Links to finish a 68 and remain at 9 under. He's one ahead of Trey Mullinax and two in front of No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Emiliano Grillo and
  • Phenom Bhatia, 17, makes Web.com Tour cut in Alabama

    Akshay Bhatia added another first to his impressive resume.The 17-year-old junior phenom from Wake Forest, N.C., made his first professional cut on Saturday at the Web.com Tour's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship in Prattville, Ala. Darkness suspended play on Friday evening, so Bhatia had to wait a little longer following rounds of 73-70, but now he will tee it up Saturday with a chance to climb the leaderboard.Bhatia is 1 under for the tournament, 11 shots back of leader Robby Shelton,
  • Defending champion Henderson tied for lead with N. Korda at Lotte Championship

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Defending champion Brooke Henderson shot a 3-under 69 on Friday at blustery Ko Olina Golf Club for a share of the third-round lead with Nelly Korda in the Lotte Championship.Korda shot 71, matching Henderson with a bogey on the par-4 18th to get to 14 under.''There are still 18 more holes left and a lot can happen'' Korda said. ''The weather is unpredictable. The wind swirls and gusts, so it'll be an interesting day. We're all going to be fighting.''The 21-
  • McCarron leads rain-delayed Mitsubishi Electric Classic

    DULUTH, Ga. – Scott McCarron topped the leaderboard at 4 under with two holes left Friday when first-round play in the rain-delayed Mitsubishi Electric Classic was suspended because of darkness.The start of the PGA Tour Champions event was delayed more than four hours because of 2 3/4 inches of rain overnight and severe weather in the morning at TPC Sugarloaf.The 53-year-old McCarron has eight victories on the 50-and over tour after winning three times on the PGA Tour.Bob May was a st
  • Early Heritage finishers happy to be 'chilling at home' before storms hit

    The second round of the RBC Heritage was suspended just before thunderstorms rocked Hilton Head Island on Friday, and while the strong winds and rain will turn the event into a marathon weekend finish for some, others got lucky ... and they seemed just fine with that.Current weather conditions @RBC_Heritage. #pgatour pic.twitter.com/xqI7AUMtv0— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) April 19, 2019As the rain poured down and players and fans cleared out of Harbour Town Golf Links
  • Second round at RBC Heritage halted as storms approach

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The RBC Heritage has suspended play Friday because of strong winds and approaching storms that have caused problems elsewhere in the southeast.Officials halted things shortly before 1 p.m. as winds rattled flagsticks on greens as competitors and patrons scrambled to find shelter.First-round leader Shane Lowry had started his second round with two birdies before the horn sounded. He was 8 under and a stroke in front of world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and Emili
  • LaCava details Tiger's post-Masters text and says Bethpage will be 'off the hook'

    “We did it.”Tiger Woods spoke those words to caddie Joe LaCava after Woods claimed his fifth Masters victory last Sunday, his first major win in 11 years.Speaking to The Caddie Network, LaCava said the two men shared another moment soon after the final putt fell at Augusta National, but not much needed to be said.“We just kind of looked at each other and soaked it all in," LaCava said. “It was still only seven minutes since he putted out and it’s hard to take it all
  • Swing sequence: Tiger's first coach analyzes Woods' iron swing

    Tiger Woods won the Masters Tournament thanks in large part to his stellar iron play. Tiger's first coach, Rudy Duran, analyzes Woods' iron swing, frame by frame.
  • N. Korda trails Ji as Wie misses cut at Lotte Championship

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly Korda on Thursday in the Lotte Championship.Ji had a 15-under 129 total to break the tournament 36-hole record by five strokes.''I think it was lucky (today),'' Ji said. ''I had to chip it in three times. Makes a lot of difference for me.''She played her final nine in the afternoon at Ko Olina in 6-under 30, following
  • Lowry leads RBC Heritage with world No. 1 DJ three back

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Shane Lowry was convinced his game was on the rise, despite his poor scoring. He finally showed that Thursday in the RBC Heritage, shooting a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead.Trey Mullinax, Daniel Berger, Luke List, Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer were tied for second.Top-ranked Dustin Johnson, coming off a second-place tie at Masters last week, rallied with two birdies in his final seven holes for a 68, leaving him three shots bac
  • Entries closed for U.S. Women's Open as ages 11 to 63 try to qualify

    Rolex world No. 1 Jin Young Ko and defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn topped the list of players qualified for this year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Wednesday’s close of entries.Forty-seven of the top 50 players in this week’s world rankings are qualified for the event, scheduled May 30-June 2 at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.). (Click here for the full exempt field)Sectional qualifying begins later this month.Brittany Lincicome, No .37 in the world, and Sarah Jane Smit
  • Spieth: I got 'Augusta'd' in Round 1 of the RBC Heritage

    Jordan Spieth got “Augusta’d” in the opening round of the RBC Heritage, and it had nothing to do with hitting his tee shot into the water on the par-3 14th.Spieth said he had a difficult time adjusting to the speed of the Harbour Town greens, in comparison to the quicker conditions he dealt with last week at Augusta National, here he tied for 21st at the Masters Tournament.Beginning on the 10th hole Thursday, Spieth played his opening nine holes in 2 over par, with one double &
  • Jordan on Woods: 'Greatest comeback I've ever seen'

    The man knows a few things about comebacks, and he knows plenty about greatness.So when six-time NBA champ Michael Jordan caught the final round of the Masters on Sunday, watching with the rest of the sports world as Tiger Woods captured his 15th major and first since 2008, he didn't hesitate to describe what he saw."I took two years off to play baseball, but nothing like that," Jordan told The Athletic. "I'm pretty sure he questioned himself, whether he could get it back, and he had to put a lo
  • Finally healthy, Berger (66) in the mix at Harbour Town

    Daniel Berger is back on a PGA Tour leaderboard, but more importantly for him he's back to feeling healthy.Less than two years ago Berger was ranked inside the top 20 in the world and en route to his Presidents Cup debut. But he began this week's RBC Heritage ranked No. 81 in the world, having broken a streak of nine straight major starts when he failed to qualify for last week's Masters.A big reason for Berger's regression was a finger injury that sidelined him for more than four months. The 26
  • Lowry goes bogey-free en route to early Heritage lead

    Thanks in part to a few new weapons in the bag, Shane Lowry moved to the top of the early leaderboard at the RBC Heritage with a bogey-free 65.Lowry carded three birdies on each side at Harbour Town Golf Club, and at 6 under he set the pace for the morning wave on a day when low scores were plentiful. The Irishman was quick to credit a few equipment tweaks he made: a new driver he put in the bag last week in Augusta, as well as a putter that made its debut this week in South Carolina."Pretty muc
  • Wie (77) still in pain: 'Some shots are going to hurt'

    Michelle Wie grimaced through another challenging round in her comeback from surgery.Troublingly, there was more than rust in her 5-over-par 77 Wednesday in the first round of the Lotte Championship, back in her Hawaiian home.With a yelp of pain, Wie watched her shot at the 11th tee sail wide right. She let go of the club, with her surgically repaired right hand going limp.Afterward, Wie downplayed the pain she clearly felt.“Just got into an uncomfortable position,” she said. &l
  • Henderson looks to defend, N. Korda makes first trip to Lotte Championship

    The blonde bombers intrigue atop the leaderboard in Hawaii.Two of the best drivers of the ball in the women’s game and two of the most prolific birdie machines put on a show Wednesday in Golf Channel’s primetime coverage of the opening round of the LPGA’s Lotte Championship.Nelly Korda took the lead with a bogey-free, 9-under 63.Brooke Henderson opened with a 65 in defense of her title, with six birdies, an eagle and one bogey.They both played in the late wave.Henderson an
  • N. Korda fires 63 to grab early lead at Lotte Championship in Hawaii

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Nelly Korda took advantage when Hawaii's tough trade winds took a break.Korda rolled in the last of her nine birdies at the 18th in a bogey-free round of 63 Wednesday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club.''I got here Saturday and I swear I couldn't even walk because it was so windy,'' said Korda, who is making her Lotte debut. ''But I like the place. Everyone is really friendly and it just feels good to be here.''Eun-
  • N. Korda fires 63 to grab early lead at Lotte Championship

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Nelly Korda took advantage when Hawaii's tough trade winds took a break.Korda rolled in the last of her nine birdies at the 18th in a bogey-free round of 63 Wednesday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club.''I got here Saturday and I swear I couldn't even walk because it was so windy,'' said Korda, who is making her Lotte debut. ''But I like the place. Everyone is really friendly and it just feels good to be here.''Eun-
  • Love races home from RBC for the birth of his grandchild

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Davis Love III was forced to withdraw from Wednesday’s pro-am at the RBC Heritage, but as withdrawals go, it was for all the right reasons.Love raced home to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to be there for the birth of his third grandchild, Alice Montgomery.According to Love’s manager with Lagardère Sports, both the baby and mother, Love’s daughter Alexia, are doing well.Love planned to return to Hilton Head Island on Wednesday evening or Thu
  • ANNIKA Award Watch List: Florida State's Kinhult leads the way

    The ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel is awarded annually to the most outstanding women’s college golfer, as voted on by players, coaches and media. Past winners of the ANNIKA Award include Leona Maguire, Alison Lee and Maria Fassi.With conference championships approaching, here is a look at the top ANNIKA contenders, as determined by our Golf Channel college experts:Frida Kinhult, Fr., Florida StateGolfstat ranking: 2Wins: 2 (Jim West Intercollegiate, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate)Other re
  • Hosung Choi to tee it up at John Deere Classic

    After making his PGA Tour debut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and missing the cut, the man with the unforgettable swing, Hosung Choi, will tee it up at the John Deere Classic in July on a sponsors exemption. View this post on Instagram @choi_hosung is back. He's received a sponsor exemption to play in the @johndeereclassic. A post shared byPGA TOUR (@pgatour) on Apr 17, 2019 at 7:48am PDT
    At the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am he shot 72-75-77 to miss the cut in his first ever trip to th
  • Simpson says Tiger's win was 'one of the biggest moments in the history of golf'

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The comparisons have been predictably bold in the days following Tiger Woods’ victory at the Masters.Was this triumph better than his 1997 Masters victory? Better than his 2008 U.S. Open victory on one leg at Torrey Pines? And could it have even been better than Jack Nicklaus’ historic breakthrough at the 1986 Masters?“I heard him asked where does this major stack up with all of them. And you certainly think of his first one there, and you
  • Johnson says 'there's a lot of similarities' between Harbour Town and ANGC

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The transition to this week’s RBC Heritage is always a welcome respite for players after a long week at the Masters, but the transition from Augusta National to Harbour Town Golf Links can be a challenge.At 7,475 yards Augusta National is always one of the season’s most unique tests with a combination of length and challenging greens. Harbour Town is just 7,099 yards and demands a more measured approach from players. At least that’s the idea for
  • Yu finds home with Western Intercollegiate leader San Jose State

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Sean Yu was leading the Western Intercollegiate by himself at 7 under when he hit his tee ball to about 25 feet away from a devilish back hole location on the par-3 18th hole Tuesday at Pasatiempo Golf Club. Four putts later, he was signing for a 1-over 71 and sitting in a logjam at 5 under.“That’s Pasatiempo,” San Jose State head coach John Kennaday said of the famed and frustrating Alister Mackenzie layout. “It gives and it takes.”The cl
  • Wie inspired by Woods' win ahead of homecoming at Lotte Championship

    Michelle Wie says she was inspired Sunday watching Tiger Woods win the Masters.Wie, looking to show she can find her best form again after hand surgery last fall, gets a double dose of motivation with her return this week at the Lotte Championship in Hawaii, where she grew up. She makes her home now in Jupiter, Fla., but relishes her return to her roots.She’s dealing with a lot of emotion, making just her fourth start after the surgery, feeling what she did watching Woods continue to compl
  • Schauffele recalls watching Woods' iconic finish at '08 U.S. Open

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Xander Schauffele was only 14-years-old but can tell you exactly where he was in 2008 when Tiger Woods rolled in his birdie putt on the 72nd hole at the U.S. Open to force a playoff with Rocco Mediate.“I remember watching Tiger make the putt in '08. I was standing by a tree that’s no longer there, it got taken down by the storm. I watched that putt live,” he recalled on Tuesday at the RBC Heritage. “I just remember being a kid. Everyt
  • Molinari with Spieth, Simpson at RBC Heritage

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – One of the best fields in years at the RBC Heritage will predictably feature some of the event’s most anticipated groupings for the first two days of play.Former champions Brandt Snedeker (2011) and Graeme McDowell (2013) will head out early on Day 1 with world No. 15 Tommy Fleetwood at 8 a.m. (ET) off the 10th tee.Full-field tee times from the RBC HeritageRBC Heritage: Articles, photos and videosThat group will be followed by Francesco Molinari,
  • TT Postscript: 15 things I'll remember from major No. 15

    Forty-eight hours after the dust settled on Tiger Woods’ fifth green jacket, I felt compelled to jot down (more than) a few things I loved about the magical week at Augusta National. So, in honor of Tiger’s 15th major championship, here are the 15 things I’ll remember most from the 83rd Masters:1. “Fore please, Tiger Woods now driving.” Those six words on the first tee each day got me. Every time.2. I’ll remember that the fifth hole has now become hi
  • Healthier Weekley motivated with return 'home' to Harbour Town

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – This week’s RBC Heritage will be Boo Weekley’s second start of the 2018-19 season and in many ways it’s a new beginning for the three-time PGA Tour winner.“It’s almost like I’m starting all over again. Mentally, physically, it’s hard,” he said. “I know how good I was. I’m getting older, so there are little things I’m trying to overcome, but overall my health is great.”Weekley missed all of la
  • Registration Opens for 2020 Ryder Cup Tickets

    Registration is now open for spectators interested in buying tickets to watch the 2020 Ryder Cup, which is being held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, from September 22-27, 2020.Golf fans can register at RyderCup.com from September 13 for the opportunity to purchase tickets through the PGA of America’s Random Selection Process.“The Ryder Cup is one of the few sporting events in the world where the ticket demand requires a random selection process in order t
  • Liverpool’s Princes Dock to host Hero Challenge

    The Hero Challenge is back for the 2019 season, and the fast and fun night golf contest will once again take place in an iconic city location, with Liverpool Waters’ Princes Dock providing a vibrant backdrop to the event, which involves a mixture of European Tour stars and celebrity guests.
    Some of the world’s leading golfers will take part in the innovative event in the heart of Liverpool’s historic waterfront and fans can get free tickets to watch the action unfold on the eve