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Justin Thomas Calls Out Scandalous PGA Championship Food & Drink Prices

Justin Thomas Calls Out Scandalous PGA Championship Food & Drink Prices

We have all suffered the indignity that is buying food or drink at a major sporting event. There is nothing worse in this life than handing over €7 for a watery pint or a questionable burger.

In saying that, it could be worse.

Whereas many places of the world attempt to gouge sport fans in some way when it comes to the buying of concessions, nobody else does it quite like the good old U-S-of-A. We have seen numerous examples of that down through the years, with the Super Bowl often the leader in this particular field.

However, this week's golf major has also gotten in on the act.

PGA Championship has crazy food & drink prices

Images have emerged of the food and drink prices at this year's PGA Championship and it does not make for pretty reading. The event, which will take place at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will charge spectators up to $19 for a beer, with cocktails starting at $15 and a bottle of water coming in at $6.

Some have pointed out that those prices are for a large beer, but they still come in at not much bigger than your standard pint in this part of the world.

In terms of food, you're looking at $16 for a chicken salad, and $14-$15 for a burger. A beef hot dog is slightly more reasonably priced at $8.

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All of this pales in comparison to The Masters, who have made a point of keeping their concession prices low for the fans. The organisers at Augusta National charge $5 for a beer, while their famed sandwiches will only set you back around $3.

Unsurprisingly, the cost of food and drink at the PGA Championship has not gone down well, with 2017 champion Justin Thomas among those to complain.

A man of the people.

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When it was suggested to Thomas that the concession prices were what allowed such a big prize pot for the tournament, he wasn't long about putting them straight.

Thomas is among the favourites to win the event, just behind the fancied pair of Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm.

Even if he wins, don't be expecting him to buy a round of beers from the local concession stand...

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