In response to my post suggesting there is not a coherent alcohol policy, the PGA Tour sent this clarification:
The PGA TOUR has a detailed policy as it relates to alcohol sales and responsible drinking at our events. Of note, our policy requires tournaments to end sales of alcohol to the general public one hour before the scheduled completion of play, each day, which is consistent with other major sports leagues.
A few things to note: the general public refers to non-corporate tent folks. Alcohol is served differently to those paying more money, and sadly, also known to make their share of noise when a chalet is placed too close top lay.
As for the idea of one hour before scheduled completion of play at a golf tournament being a policy worthy of pride, that's too late to have an impact on the behavior we've been seeing at tournaments. In an arena or stadium sport, the time windows are generally much tighter than an all-day golf tournament. Also, as we know golf is a different sport than those events where rival teams are playing each other.
Finally, the real damage is done when sales start first thing in the morning and drunken idiots are out soaking up the sun, reduced to half-melting morons by lunchtime. What could go wrong?