Robert, just curious, was it a random lottery to access those tickets, or other?
Yup, every year they have a certain number of tickets set aside that are distributed by lottery. I've been entering for about the last half dozen years or so.
The irony is that my brother knows some people who could get him tickets. But he told me he would have to call in too many favors and that it wasn't worth it to him.
My brother also told me (in an off-handed way), "There's some course up by Pittsburgh who the CEO knows there. I could probably play a round up there because of his connections. I can't quite recall the name of the course. But again, it's not worth it, whatever the course is."
Of course, I know the name of the course. I said, "I hate you."