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Oak Hill getting PGA-Ready

Pittsford, N.Y. - Oak Hill Country Club is under construction for the next three weeks as crews build a city within the club to host the PGA Tournament. 

Workers are busy building a media center, a golf shop and putting up tents and grandstands. 

It is a work in progress that has been in the planning stages for years.

PGA Tournament Director Ryan Cannon said it's no longer a matter of talking about what to do but time to get it done. 

He said the grounds are in good shape, despite heavy rain and flooding last week.

He credits grounds crews for working around the clock to keep the greens in good shape.  

The PGA is a huge event for the community. 

The numbers alone are staggering. 35,000 to 40,000 people are expected to attend every day. 

3,800 volunteers have been recruited.

The event will be covered by 1,000 journalists from all over the world and broadcast in 200 countries.

Limited tickets are available at PGAChampionship.com

This year, junior fans who are 17 and younger will have free access to the PGA, if accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Bill Hughes picked up his tickets Tuesday. 

He's not a golfer or a golf fan. 

But, Hughes is excited. 

He said this is a huge event for our community. 

Hughes said he will spend the week taking pictures at Oak Hill.

Sue Stahl has been a member at Oak Hill Country Club for 50 years. 

She said this is exciting for everyone. 

Stahl said it will bring in people from all over the world and boost the local economy.

Stahl will volunteer during the event and said she's excited to watch the pros play and be part of the action at Oak Hill.
 
 
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