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More than 150 golfers are expected to take part in the event at the resort’s Pete Dye Course beginning with practice rounds on Tuesday.

WIth thousands expected to watch the first-ever Senior PGA Championship in Southern Indiana, the Indiana State Police will be helping to work traffic beginning Tuesday morning, May 19, through Sunday evening, May 24. According to the ISP, traffic restrictions will be in place to control the flow of traffic for the Senior PGA Championship at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick. flin00222

The following traffic restrictions, agreed upon by the Town of French Lick and the PGA, will be in place:

* Mt. Arie Road at Highland Road: Traffic will be diverted at this location, allowing only vehicles with a permitted placard to travel south.
* County Road 950 West at County Road 25 South: Traffic will be diverted at this location, allowing only vehicles with a permitted placard to travel north.
* Red Quarry Road and Monon Road: Only vehicles with a permitted placard will be allowed to travel west.
* Geneva Street and Sinclair Street: Only vehicles with a permitted placard will be allowed to travel south.
* County Road 300 South (New Airport Road): will be for charter bus traffic ONLY. This will be used to shuttle spectators to the Course from the French Lick Airport.
* Traffic going to the French Lick Airport is asked to travel west on County Road 350 South from State Road 145. Traffic leaving the airport will be directed south on County Road 950 West and east on Cox Road (County Road 490 South) to route back to State Road 145.

The Indiana State Police asks that all motorists in French Lick this week use patience while driving and follow the traffic direction of Troopers as we work to ensure safe travels for all. More than 150 golfers are expected to take part in the event at the resort’s Pete Dye Course.

Practice rounds begin tomorrow. The tournament itself is scheduled for Thursday, May 21-Sunday, May 24.

Participants in this year’s event include Colin Montgomerie, Tom Kite, Nick Faldo and Fred Funk. Montgomerie won last year’s event.

The French Lick Resort was recently named Best Historic Hotel in the United States inUSA TODAY‘s “Reader’s Choice Awards.” The Pete Dye Course at French Lick is part of the state’s Pete Dye Golf Trail, which includes seven courses he designed.

Earlier this year, the resort unveiled its $20 million Meeting and Event Center. The venue says the 163,000 square-foot center features 27 meeting rooms and is the largest privately-owned meeting space in the state.