There is no parking at the Quail Hollow Club.
Authorized tournament parking through Friday is from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Carowinds.
A free uptown Charlotte shuttle service will run (5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.) from the Charlotte Convention Center’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard entrance. Parking will be available in surrounding lots.
Handicapped parking is available through Friday at Forest Hill Church, 7224 Park Road.
Riders of the light-rail line can take a free shuttle from the Sharon Road West station (5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.). There is no tournament parking there. Only fans with tournament tickets and Lynx tickets from stations other than Sharon Road West will be allowed on the tournament shuttle.
Bike racks are in the gravel parking lot across from the main entrance of the club, with a separate pedestrian entrance for fans who ride their bikes or walk to the tournament.
Cellphones and PDAs are allowed. However, the following rules apply:
All electronic items must be set on SILENT at all times.
Calls will be permitted only in designated cellphone areas. See course map for approved areas. A cellphone charging center is near the first tee.
No photographs are permitted during tournament rounds, including photos taken by cellphones.
No video recording is permitted.
Texting is permitted but is limited to areas away from competition.
Failure to adhere to the policy might mean confiscation of your mobile device or removal from the tournament.
WHAT YOU CAN’T BRING
The tournament does not allow cameras, coolers, weapons, radios, televisions, signs, banners or bags larger than 6 by 6 inches, including backpacks.
The tournament is sold out.
Players will not sign autographs until finishing play, and only in designated areas.
The main will-call area for tickets is at Symphony Park, behind SouthPark Mall, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The satellite will-call location is at Carowinds, also open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The satellite will-call location is at Ballantyne Corporate Park, also open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Public telephones are available at the driving range and the ninth green.
NEW VIEWING AREA
The biggest change for fans is the addition of the Green Mile Village, an area located along the fairway of the redesigned 16th hole. There are unobstructed views of the 14th fairway and green, 15th fairway, 16th fairway and green and the 17th hole.
7 a.m. and noon tee times: Pro-am
7 a.m.: First round (Golf Channel, 3-7 p.m.)
7 a.m.: Second round (Golf Channel, 3-7 p.m.)
8 a.m.: Third round (Golf Channel, 1-2:30 p.m., WBTV, 3-6 p.m.)
7 a.m.: Sunrise service on 18th green
8 a.m.: Final round (Golf Channel, 1-2:30 p.m., WBTV, 3-6 p.m.)
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