When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today's GrouponLive deal to the SAS Championship, taking place at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2. The public gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday and Sunday, and at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Golfers tee off each day at 10:30 a.m. Kids 17 and younger may enter the tournament for free with an adult. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a day pass, valid for admission to the championship on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (a $20 value).
- For $25, you get one reserved seat on the 18th green on Friday, September 30 (a $50 value). Reserved seats will be in the third or fourth row.
- For $25, you get one reserved seat on the 18th green on Saturday, October 1 (a $50 value). Reserved seats will be in the third or fourth row.
- For $25, you get one reserved seat on the 18th green on Sunday, October 2 (a $50 value). Reserved seats will be in the third or fourth row.
Against the lush backdrop of manicured greens and iridescent ponds, a lineup of world-class golfers that includes seven Hall of Famers tees off in a fierce competition during the PGA Champions Tour. Notable up-and-comers as well as veterans, such as the affable Fred Couples, strive to win the Charles Schwab Cup in a competition that tallies points and the number of new visors worn over the full season. Nine players, including John Huston, step onto the fields at Cary for their first time, and Hall of Famer Tom Kite expertly wields 9-irons in his 1,000th career professional start. The Tom Jackson–designed golf course challenges golfers with difficult holes and a flock of distracting peacock caddies before assuaging frustration with the calming sound of a breeze through the trees.
Spectators in 18th-green reserved seats snag stellar views of the final hole as well as waiter service for a cash bar and concessions (food and beverages not included). Those with day passes may roam in approved parts of the course, following favorite players or jostling to the front of the crowd to ensure that "Hi Mom" signs get four seconds of television time. Fans can peruse the online schedule for a full listing of activities.