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Coming to a PGA Tour event near you: Swimming pools?

September 17, 2014

Headed to a golf tournament? Did you bring sunscreen? Check. Sunglasses? Check. A bathing suit? Say what?

Fans attending this year's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas will need to adjust their pre-tournament checklist. On Wednesday, the PGA Tour announced the addition of six swimming pools to viewing areas on the grounds at TPC Summerlin during the event.

This will be the first time the PGA Tour will feature public pools at an event. Here's a sketch of what it will look like:


Two of the pools will be part of Fan Experience between the 17th and 18th holes and will have free admission. The other four will be part of the tournament's hospitality area and promise to offer more of a Las Vegas pool-party feel.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Perhaps not, if the experiment runs smoothly. Who knows, maybe the winner will even want to take a dip.