Policies & Prohibited Items

Alcohol Policy

The sale of all alcoholic beverages, including beer, to the general public will end at the end of play each day. Volunteers are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages when on duty and are discouraged from drinking in public areas while in uniform.

Autograph Policy

The PGA TOUR will continue to have a No On-Course Autograph Policy in place for both practice rounds and competition days. In response to the growing number of comments and concerns from participating players surrounding volunteers soliciting autographs, especially when taking advantage of the access they are granted in a working capacity, this policy will be strictly enforced. Volunteers must adhere to the No Autograph policy at ALL times (this includes taking selfies/ photographs). This is a zero-tolerance policy. If you are reported asking for autographs, your credential will be removed, and you will be asked to vacate the golf course. To enforce this, Volunteers are also required to refrain from autograph seeking at any time they are dressed in uniform on site. Autographs will be permitted when a volunteer is off shift, wearing their street clothes, and in a designated autograph zone. The No On-Course Autograph Policy is meant to enhance the experience and safety for all parties. We appreciate your cooperation.

Mobile Device Policy

Devices must always be on silent; flash may not be used.

Devices may be used to capture video, audio and photos (content) in all areas throughout tournament week.

Content may be used for personal purposes (e.g., personal social media); no commercial use.

No live streaming or real-time coverage (e.g., no shot-by-shot coverage).

Data use (e.g. texting) is permitted in all areas throughout tournament week.

Phone calls are allowed only in designated areas.

Please be respectful of play and do not interfere with players, caddies or media.

All posted signage and instructions from tournament staff must be observed.

Failure to comply with this policy may result in the revocation of your ticket/badge.

Inclement Weather Policy

Observe the electronic scoreboards throughout the golf course for "Weather Warning" information that will appear if the PGA TOUR becomes aware of inclement weather moving into the area. When this information appears, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter prior to play being suspended. If the air horn sounds, it means lightning has been sighted in the area. Put down your umbrella and seek shelter immediately. Avoid the following: Tall trees and isolated trees, bleachers, hill tops/high places, telephone poles, open fields, golf carts, metal and wire fences, bodies of water.


Smoking is not allowed in or on any temporary facilities built for hospitality tents. This applies to everyone: volunteers, patrons, staff, vendors, etc.


The PGA TOUR app is available for download on iPhone, Android and iPad.

Permitted & Prohibited Items

Consistent with heightened security measures across our nation, the PGA TOUR will continue its normal security policies and expand screenings to ALL patrons, sponsors, volunteers, media and vendors attending or working at all events.

While attending a PGA TOUR tournament, officials request everyone participate in making the event safe and enjoyable by being aware of their surroundings. Should you notice an activity or an individual that might be suspicious, notify a uniformed law enforcement officer, private security personnel, a tournament official, or dial 911. Everyone is urged to keep a simple phrase in mind: "See something, say something."

As the safety and well-being of everyone who attends a TOUR event is of the utmost importance, please become familiar with and adhere to the TOUR’s standard tournament policies which include a Permitted/Prohibited Items List and a Bag Policy.



Tournament Bag Policy

All persons and items are subject to search prior to being granted access to a tournament. Persons found to be in possession of prohibited items or bags that exceed the permitted size specifications, will be asked to return those items to their vehicle before being allowed to board shuttles or enter the tournament grounds. The tournament may not provide a “bag check” facility, so attendees are urged not to bring prohibited items.

*All portable chairs must be removed from the course each night.*