The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard Kicks Off Ticket Sales With a Buy One Get One Offer For MasterCard Cardholders


ORLANDO, Fla. — The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, one of very few "invite only" tournaments on the PGA TOUR, is inviting consumers to take advantage of an exclusive savings opportunity available today through September 25, 2011. In celebration of Mr. Palmer's birthday on September 10, tickets for the 34 annual tournament March 19-25, 2012 at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando go on sale September 12. MasterCard® cardholders have the opportunity to pre-purchase tickets for the 2012 event, including a special offer from MasterCard for Daily Tickets. From September 12 - 25 only those who purchase an Any-One-Day ticket with their MasterCard card will receive a second Any-One-Day ticket FREE.

"Mr. Palmer remains committed to preserving the tradition, history and sportsmanship of the game through his event as well as through his philanthropy," said Tournament Director Scott Wellington. "Supporting the tournament through ticket purchases allows fans to directly give back to our community."

"For over 20 years, the tournament and Arnold Palmer Medical Center have been a big part of Arnold Palmer's legacy here in Central Florida. The impact from the Invitational has helped us grow from Orlando's first community hospital dedicated to pediatrics to one of the nation’s largest medical centers focused on care for children, women and babies." Chad Phillips, Vice President, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation.

Additional ticket options are available during this pre-sale at a 10% discounted price. This includes the Bay Hill ($300), Palmer Pavilion ($200) and Weekly Grounds ($100) badges. Also included with every ticket purchased with a MasterCard card is access to the MasterCard Club, an air-conditioned fan enhancement venue located behind the driving range. Tickets can now be purchased online, by phone at 866-764-4843 or 407-876-7774, or in person at the Ticket Office at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Visit for additional information on this offer and the 2012 tournament.

About the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard
The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard will hold its 34th annual tournament March 19-25, 2012. The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard is one of Central Florida's signature events, a premier sporting event and a highlight of the PGA TOUR, attracting some of the greatest talent in golf. The entire event is overseen and directed by one of the game's all-time greats — Arnold Palmer. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Arnold Palmer Medical Center, including Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

About Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 158-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, emergency and trauma care, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. Visit to learn more about all of our specialties.