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Open Championship ticket prices held

9.00am 30th October 2001 - Sponsorship & Events

Tickets for next year’s Open Championship go on sale from 1st November and the maximum discount is available for season tickets purchased before the end of January. The Open will be played at the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield from 18th to 21st July 2002.

After the success of Lytham St. Annes, where the attendance of 180,000 was in line with expectations, the R&A have frozen ticket prices at 2001 levels. For only £110, therefore, a spectator can have access to Muirfield for all eight days of practice and Championship play, a saving of almost 50% on the daily admission rates.

“We believe that the Open Championship represents very good value for spectators when compared with other major world sporting events;” said David Hill, championship secretary of the R&A.

“It remains our aim to offer ‘value for money’ and to continue to structure admission charges so that every golf enthusiast, including senior citizens and youths can afford to watch the world’s top players in action.”

“In addition, we will again be admitting under-16’s free of charge and we fully expect around 25,000 juniors to take up this offer.”

After the 31st January a season ticket will cost £120 and from 1st May the cost will be £130. To maintain the R&A’s policy of keeping the Open ‘not all ticket’, however, spectators will still be able to pay the daily admission charge of £35 at the gate.

Ticket applications to: Ticket Office, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JD

Tel: 01334 460010 – Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

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