MasterCard® offers fans great savings at The Barclays

Paramus, N.J. – The Barclays tournament officials today announced new savings and special offers for all fans who use their MasterCard card for a variety of purchases in conjunction with The Barclays when it returns to The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., August 24-29. The first event in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, The Barclays will again feature the top 125 players on the FedExCup points list following the PGA TOUR's 37-event Regular Season.

Fans who use their MasterCard card to purchase a daily grounds ticket (Thursday-Sunday) will pay only $35, plus tax and fees, a savings of more than 22 percent off the normal price of $45. To redeem this savings, fans can go to thebarclaysgolf.com, click on tickets, and then click on the link related to the MasterCard savings.

Once onsite, every fan who spends $75 with their MasterCard in The Barclays Golf Shop presented by MasterCard® from Tuesday-Saturday will receive two complimentary Sunday Grounds tickets. With a $75 MasterCard purchase during the final round, fans will receive two Sunday tickets to The 2011 Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J.

In addition, MasterCard cardholders can take advantage of the "MasterCard Birdie Meal" at all exterior concession stands. This entitles the cardholder to add on to any hot or cold sandwich the following: chips and a soda or water for only $3 or chips and a beer for $5.

"MasterCard has stepped up in support of The Barclays and has given our fans some fantastic opportunities to save money by using their cards," Mele said. "With the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup right around the corner, interest in The Barclays continues to build, and this offer is part of that momentum."

MasterCard is the Official Payment System of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour.

Tickets to The Barclays 2010 can be purchased by visiting www.thebarclaysgolf.com and can also be purchased in the pro shop at Paramus Golf Club.

About The Barclays

The Barclays has been a part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1967 when Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural event at Westchester Country Club. Since that time, some of the greatest players in the game have earned the title including World Golf Hall of Famers Arnold Palmer, Johnny Miller, Raymond Floyd, Seve Ballesteros, Hale Irwin, Curtis Strange and the new defending champion, Heath Slocum, 2009 winner of The Barclays. Many of the world's current top players have won the event as well, including two-time champions Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia, and four-time champion Vijay Singh. As the first of four playoff events, The Barclays plays a leading role in the FedExCup, the season-long competition that is the centerpiece of the PGA TOUR season. In 2010, The Barclays will be held at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus New Jersey, on August 24-29.

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