Tyson covers costs for free tickets to NCAA Golf Championships in Fayetteville

The 2019 NCAA Golf Championships are coming to town, and tickets will be free to the general public, thanks to Tyson Foods and the Tyson Family.

The two-week tournament will be hosted by the University of Arkansas at Blessings Golf Club, 5826 Clear Creek Blvd in Fayetteville.

The women’s championships are May 17-22 and the men’s championships are May 24-29.

“We are proud to be the first host site ever to offer complimentary tickets to the community for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships,” said John Tyson, owner of Blessings Golf Club and chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc. “We felt it was imperative to provide people throughout Arkansas every opportunity to watch the country’s best collegiate golfers compete for the NCAA title on a course worthy of crowning a champion.”

Besides free tickets, parking will be free and event organizers said the plan is to also offer “affordable food and drink experiences” onsite at the championships.

“Our philosophy in hosting this event has been to make it the most accessible NCAA Golf Championships to date,” said tournament director Chris Pohl. “Through the generosity of Tyson Foods and the Tyson Family, we hope the complimentary tickets will allow for more people to come out to enjoy our first golf championships being hosted in Fayetteville.”

The tournament is a 72-hole stroke play team competition that concludes with the top eight teams participating in a match play playoff. Besides crowning a team champion, an individual champion will be determined after 72 holes.

Physical tickets will not be needed to enter the event. Just show up and get a commemorative ticket when entering. For a complete schedule of events, admissions hours and additional event-related information, visit ncaagolf19.com.