As golf’s biggest names get set to tee off at the 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational, MasterCard is bringing fans closer to the game with the chance to enjoy priceless golf-related experiences such as player meet and greets, exclusive access to some of the most famed courses and premium on-course seating. Below, is a snapshot of some of the priceless experiences we encourage you to share with your friends and followers:
· Enhanced Fan Experience
o Any fan can use their MasterCard card to receive exclusive access to the MasterCard Club, centrally located on the driving range with views of the practice green, Golf Channel broadcast studio and the 9th hole
o Additionally, MasterCard is offering all cardholders attending the tournament several discounts, including merchandise, tickets and concessions
o Fans at home can also get involved in the tournament -- For every “like” the Arnold Palmer Invitational Facebook page (facebook.com/arnoldpalmerinvitational) receives through March 28, MasterCard will donate $1, up to $200,000, to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.
· PGA TOUR Player Experience
o This exclusive package offers World Elite cardholders “play like the pros” access to TPC venues that host PGA Tour events – including TPC Sawgrass, TPC Blue Monster at Doral and TPC Stadium Course at PGA West
o Among the players-only features of the travel package are professional caddie with the cardholder’s name on the bib, use of the PGA Tour Professional locker room with personalized locker nameplate and lunch in the players’ dining room
In addition, during the live telecast, MasterCard will debut two commercials featuring Tom Watson, Ian Poulter, Camilo Villegas and Graeme McDowell. The commercials will promote the PGA TOUR Player Experience mentioned above. For more information regarding this and other priceless experiences, please visit www.pgatour.com/mastercard.