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How To Watch the 2023 Grant Thornton Invitational: TV Schedule, Location, Tickets

Published 12/02/2023, 8:30 AM EST

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In one of the rare occasions that will see male and female golfers coming together, the Grant Thornton Invitational is a crossover of these two leagues. It will be a three-round tournament where the first round will be scrambled, with the team choosing the ball for the next hit, a second round will be a foursome where players will alternate their shots with just one ball.

The third and final round is a variant of the usual four-ball format. And though usually the player with the lowest score wins, at Grant Thornton both the teammates will switch balls ahead of the second hit and will go on playing with the same ball till the hole is finished. With such an interesting event promising to make your weekend enjoyable, here is how you can watch it on television, or in person.

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This once-in-a-kind tournament from December 8 to December 10 will be broadcast on sports channels. Monday and Tuesday are the professional practice rounds, where the players will be working on their swinging skills. and it will be closed to the public. Wednesday and Thursday are the official pro-am rounds, which are also closed for public viewing. The main games begin on Friday at 8 a.m. The tee times are from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The round will be televised on Golf Channel from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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The Tee times for the second round on Saturday will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the round will be broadcast live on Golf Channel from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; for NBC, the timings are from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Also, after the round ends, there will be a live festival and a health and wellness day. For the final round, the times begin at 9 a.m., and Golf Channel will do the live coverage from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by NBC from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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The fans will witness 16 top names each from the LPGA and PGA Tour joining hands for one of the rare occurrences in golf history. The field will see the following golfers teaming up for the first time – Lexi Thompson and Rickie Fowler, Ludvig Aberg and Madelene Sagstrom, Allisen Corpuz and Cameron Champ, Lilia Vu, and Joel Dahmen, Lydia Ko and Jason Day, Nelly Korda and Tony Finau, Charley Hull and Justin Rose, Rose Zhang and Sahith Theegala, amongst others.

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For children under the age of 16, entry is complimentary, given that they should be accompanied by an adult ticket holder. The 32-player event will be held at Tiburon Golf Club and The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburon, Florida, for an equal prize purse of $4 million. For the first time, fans will see their favorite players coming together on the field, and most tickets for the tournament are sold out.

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However, there are still two types of tickets available. First are the Good Any One Day Grounds for any day from Friday to Sunday. It costs $45 and gives access to the tournament grounds for any one day to the ticket holder. Next are the Weekly Grounds tickets, which cost $110 and allow the ticket holder to access the ground for the entire week. Rest special tickets like Garrison Brothers Distillery Bunker, Michelob Ultra Brew House on Friday, Grant Thornton Invitational Tournament Ticket with Live Fest General Admission, and others are completely sold out.

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Parking details at the 2023 Grant Thornton Invitational

The Tiburón Golf Club was designed by now-LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman. The parking facilities for the event are top-notch. The course is conveniently located between Orange Blossom Drive, Airport Pulling Road, and Livingston Road. There are three lots allotted in the course for this tournament. Lot C is spectator parking from Friday to Sunday. Lot B is for spectator parking on Wednesday and Thursday and also has volunteer parking from Wednesday to Sunday.

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The parking lot has two entry points: the first is from the north (Ft. Myers) via I-75, and the second is from the south (Miami) via I-75. Lastly, Lot A is VIP parking, which requires a special Lot A Park Pass. It can be entered from the north or south via I-75. The parking fee will be $10 per vehicle, and a shuttle will be available to carry the audience from the parking lot to the grounds.

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