ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- This year, the DICK's Sporting Goods Open has a twist to the tale.
Like many other events, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the traditional look and feel of the tournament, and that includes the ticket itself.
A grand total of 5,000 tickets are available, all of which are digital and part of "Club 71."
Each ticket is $500 and is a three-day, all-inclusive pass to the tournament. With it, fans get everything they can imagine: Entry, food, beer, water, parking, and even admission to the Old Dominion concert on Friday night.
What's unique this year is that these digital tickets are transferable, meaning that if a fan can make it on Friday and Saturday, but not on Sunday, they can transfer that pass to a friend, family member, or anyone you want.
Tickets for each day of the tournament are sent individually as part of the three-day bundle to make those transfers easy.
Tournament coordinator Sarah Yezzi says the digital tickets make it easier for tournament officials to contact trace in the event of a COVID outbreak.
Organizers say in order to get in, you'll not only need your ticket, but you'll need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, too.
Officials say you can use cash to buy merchandise, like gear for the 50th anniversary of professional golf in Broome County.