The Open: R&A to introduce ticket ballot for historic 150th edition

The Open: R&A
Source: Sky Sports

The R&A revealed that there will be a ballot system followed for the allocation of tickets for the Open which will be held at St. Andrews. The R&A revealed that this was the fairest way to ensure that fans can enjoy golf from all over the world. It will take place from 10th to 17th July next year. The demand for tickets is also high. Tickets for the US Open are from £20 to £50 on practice days and are set at £95 for Championship days.

“This is a momentous occasion for golf as well as The Open and one which sports fans everywhere are looking forward to enormously, said Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A. “The 150th Open will give fans the opportunity to be part of a unique and unparalleled celebration at the birthplace of the game in St Andrews.”

“We expect exceptional demand to be part of these celebrations and the ballot will give as many fans as possible the chance to secure a ticket and be part of history being made at one of the world’s most revered and renowned sporting events,” he added.

The R&A is looking to find the best youngsters as well as on TV. The Open also announced that tickets will be available for free for children. The Open has been backing the “Kids go Free” program very seriously. The ticket ballot will be only for the members of The One Club which is absolutely free of cost.

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