08/11/2002 11:00PM

Canterbury to lure PGA crowd

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SHAKOPEE, Minn. - In an effort to increase attendance for its races and at its card club this week, Canterbury Park has agreed to be the official off-site parking facility for the PGA Championship which will be held this week at nearby Hazeltine Golf Club.

As a result, Canterbury Park has altered its post time schedule to accommodate the expected 20,000 visitors who will be shuttling to the tournament each day. Post time will be 7 p.m. Central Thursday through Sunday this week.

Canterbury Park also will be offering free admission all week and will have live music on Friday and Saturday during the races. In conjunction with the PGA event, Canterbury will also host the interactive Minnesota Golf Experience on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit will feature driving cages, a putting green, custom club-fitting and other golf merchandise.