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While the PGA Championship isn't until a few more weeks, volunteers are already prepping for the big event. More >>
While the PGA Championship isn't until a few more weeks, volunteers are already prepping for the big event. Celebrating its 94th year, the PGA will for the first time take place in South Carolina at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.More >>
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- Rain or shine, there is a direct detailed plan for those
coming and going to the 94th PGA Championship.
"There's going to be some different times, some peak hours probably in the morning times
and late afternoon but we have a good plan," said Captain Jim Woods with the Charleston
County Sheriff's Office. "We are ready to go."
Traffic concerns are not much of a concern for the early part of the week.
"We figure Monday and Tuesday will be our light days which will work out well for us,"
said Capt. Woods. "We can tweak our plan, work out some little last minute things that
may come up but all in all I think we are ready."
The volume of cars is expected to change come mid-week for the final day of practice on
Wednesday and Thursday's first round of play.
But there's a plan for that.
"Cars are directed to this massive field at the top of the island near Freshfields
Village," explained Capt. Woods. "Fans are then shuttled by bus to the Ocean Course."
"It's super easy to get in," said attendee Alex Perkins. "No traffic, easy parking and I
got right on the shuttle."
The shuttle ride from the beginning to the end was an amazing journey for John Pine. He
traveled more than 3000 miles from Wyoming to see golf's final major.
"From Charleston to here was okay, like a country road with overhanging moss trees,"
said Pine. "But the route on 26 from Columbia to Charleston was like a NASCAR race,
bumper to bumper and everyone going 85 miles an hour."
Once on the island, however, life slowed down to a leisurely stroll.
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