Royal Portrush sells out for return of Open Championship

Tickets for practice days all that remain after ‘unprecedented demand for tickets’

Royal Portrush has sold out all four days of next year’s Open Championship. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Royal Portrush has sold out all four days of next year’s Open Championship. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

 

The return of the Open Championship to Royal Portrush next summer is a complete sell out for the four championships days, with only tickets remaining for the practice days.

The Royal & Ancient described “unprecedented demand for tickets” for the event, which runs at the famous Co Antrim links from July 18th to 21st and is the first time an all-ticket model has been used.

The Open was last played in Northern Ireland in 1951, when England’s Max Faulkner won by two shots to claim the Claret Jug and prize money of £300.

The R&A has started a waiting list for fans wishing to register their interest in purchasing any cancelled or returned tickets for championship days which may become available at a later date.

“It is clear from the record-breaking ticket sales that golf fans are looking forward to the long-awaited return of The Open to Northern Ireland,” said the R&A’s executive director of championships Johnnie Cole-Hamilton.

“We knew there would be great demand but it has been even higher than we expected and we expect fans will take advantage of the remaining practice day tickets now that we have sold out on Championship days.”

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.