The World Champions Cup field is set. What to know about the PGA event in Bradenton

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The last three roster spots for next month’s World Champions Cup have been finalized.

Tournament chairman Peter Jacobsen on Tuesday picked Brett Quigley, Alex Čejka and K.J. Choi as chairman’s selections for the PGA Tour Champions event scheduled for Dec. 7-10 at The Concession Golf Club in East Manatee.

Quigley joins Steve Stricker, David Toms, Jerry Kelly, Justin Leonard and playing captain Jim Furyk for Team USA.

Čejka is representing Team Europe with Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Robert Karlsson and playing captain Darren Clarke.

For Team International, Choi joins Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Steven Alker, Stephen Ames and playing captain Ernie Els.

“The rosters that we have assembled for the first playing of the World Champions Cup look incredible,” Jacobsen said in a news release. “An event like this has been long overdue, and we are all extremely excited to get underway in just 23 days.”

The three rosters include various former major winners and members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Here’s what to know.

What is the World Champions Cup and format?

The tournament is a team format in the spirit of the Ryder Cup, President’s Cup and Solheim Cup. Three teams compete in stroke play on The Concession’s back nine with six ball and Scotch sixsomes planned for the first two days and singles matches on the final day to determine the champion.

A Scotch format is when both players hit their drives, then select the best one and play alternate shots until the ball is holed.

That is the format for Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8. Singles matches take place on Sunday, Dec. 10.

A pro-am is slated for Saturday, Dec. 9.

What preparations are left?

World Champions Cup executive director Jason Langwell said with less than a month until the tournament starts, they are finalizing the build around the back nine.

“We’ve got some of the stadium elements around tournament number one for fans that are on the opening hole,” Langwell said. “We’ve got some concession areas throughout the golf course we’re finalizing the build structure on, and also our final marketing push.”

Langwell said they’ve talked about targeting the UTC area to take advantage of Black Friday sales.

“Hit that audience I think is going to be key,” he said. “We’re engaged with a lot of the communities in the area ... trying to some things where we run programs and to bring folks in from various subdivisions and retirement communities in the area.”

Where can I get tickets? What are the prices? Concessions?

Ticket prices start at $46. It’s $40 plus $6 in fees when purchased online at www.worldchampionscup.com. The Champions passes allow access to the grounds and grandstand.

Prices are expected to increase the week before the tournament. Children ages 15 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult, capped at four kids per ticketed adult.

Military members also receive two complimentary Champions passes and can choose either Thursday, Friday or Sunday.

Looking for VIP access? That would be a Captain’s Club ticket, which starts at $556 per day. The cost includes access to The Concession’s clubhouse, access to inclusive premium food selections and full open bar service. VIP ticket holders also get access to the VIP Viewing Deck on Hole No. 5, where they can see the par-3 fifth hole and par-4 sixth hole. A variety of beverages are inside the viewing deck.

When do gates open and where can I park?

Fans will need to park at the Lakewood Ranch Premier Sports Campus located at 5895 Post Boulevard, and use the shuttle service to the course entrance each day.

The shuttle service runs from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. each tournament day.

Parking is $15 for the public lot, while Captain’s Club ticket holders get VIP parking at the Premier Sports Campus included in their ticket price.

A helistop proposed for The Concession Golf Club has been bitterly opposed by neighbors at Panther Ridge.
A helistop proposed for The Concession Golf Club has been bitterly opposed by neighbors at Panther Ridge.

How can I watch on TV?

The tournament will air on ESPN and ABC.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified tournament executive director Jason Langwell as Jason Langley.

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