Charleston Battery player Dante Marini shows off his skills at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course, which will host the 2021 PGA Championship next May. | Photo courtesy Charleston Battery
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery have announced an exclusive partnership with the 2021 PGA Championship, to be contested May 17 - 23, 2021, on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, in conjunction with the Battery’s July 24 match against Atlanta United 2. As title sponsor for Friday’s match, the PGA Championship is offering exclusive access to ticket registration to Charleston Battery fans through a number of social and digital initiatives leading up to the matchup against Atlanta.
“Live sports are coming back to the Lowcountry,” said Scott Krenitski, Charleston’s Chief Revenue Officer. “With our resumption of the 2020 season, we’re also looking ahead to 2021, and the 2021 PGA Championship being hosted at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course is a big deal for Charleston sports. From one sport to another, it’s a legendary resort, legendary event and legendary course bringing sports fans together in the Lowcountry. Featuring the 2021 PGA Championship at our match this Friday, and providing fans exclusive access to ticket registration, is just a part of building that excitement.”
The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is no stranger to championships having hosted the 2012 PGA Championship that saw Rory McIlroy best the field by eight strokes on his way to a second major title. In partnership with the new era of Charleston Battery leadership, both parties plan to inject excitement into Charleston area sports for the next several months.
“With professional golf back in action, we’re moving full steam ahead in planning for the 2021 PGA Championship and the return of major championship golf to the Lowcountry,” noted Scott Reid, 2021 PGA Championship Director. “The Battery are the first to bring back live team sports to Charleston, and we’re proud to partner with them for their July 24 match against Atlanta and to provide their fans with exclusive access to ticket registration for next May’s PGA Championship.”
Charleston Battery players Jarad Van Schaik and Dante Marini were welcomed to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island on Wednesday. | Photo courtesy Charleston Battery
In the lead up to Friday’s match, the team will be unveiling exclusive content tied to the partnership with the 2021 PGA Championship, including player golf contests from the main pitch at Patriots Point as well as coverage of players taking in scenic holes on The Ocean Course. Fans can follow along on the Battery’s social media channels for exclusive access to 2021 PGA Championship ticket registration.