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PGA increases security for Senior PGA in wake of Boston bombings

6:37 AM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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By Anne Allred

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - St. Louis is about to be on the national stage with the largest single sporting event in our city since the Boston bombings one month ago.

The Senior PGA Championship will bring approximately 60,000 people to Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis County next week. The tournament runs from May 21-26.

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Security is being beefed up. Bomb-sniffing dogs at the main entrance and extra security staff will be in place. Beyond that, it's the same security plan the PGA has been working on for 18 months including hand held metal detectors, roving teams checking trash cans, a perimeter fence around much of the course, and roads around the course will be shut down.

If you are planning on attending no liquids or bags bigger than 10x10x10 inches will be allowed. Cameras will be allowed during practice rounds Tuesday and Wednesday but not during championship rounds Thursday through Sunday.


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