TIME RUNNING OUT TO PURCHASE SEASON TICKETS AT DISCOUNTED RATE

Celebrating 150 years

For Immediate Publication

TIME RUNNING OUT TO PURCHASE SEASON TICKETS AT DISCOUNTED RATE

20 January 2010, St Andrews, Scotland: For those who wish to witness every moment of the 150th Anniversary Open Championship at St Andrews, there are only 11 days left to purchase Season Tickets at the discounted price of £200. Entry with a Season Ticket for all eight days of play works out at a cost of £25 per day, representing a saving of over 40% on full-price admission for the same period.

“Discounted season tickets always represent excellent value and, with The Open Champions Challenge and the 150th Anniversary, this year more than ever,” said David Hill, The R&A’s Director of Championships. “Sales have been strong and we look forward to welcoming large and enthusiastic galleries to St Andrews to celebrate this historic Championship.”

The Open Champions Challenge will take place on the Wednesday evening before the Championship gets underway. All 32 living Open Champions have been invited to compete in this four-hole competition over the first, second, 17th and 18th holes of the Old Course.

Greenside Club tickets have sold out but ‘Railway Club at the 17th Tee’ tickets are still available. The ticket gives a full week’s access to a reserved stand by the new 17th tee, which also overlooks the 16th and second green, as well as access to the Railway Club Marquee, in which complimentary tea, coffee and newspapers, plus a range of other catering to purchase, can be enjoyed.

During the four days of the Championship, a daily ticket will cost £60 and concessionary tickets are available. Under-16s will continue to be admitted free of charge.

Ticket enquiries should be directed through www.opengolf.com or +44 (0) 1334 460010.

ENDS

Note to Editors

The R&A
Based in St Andrews, The R&A is golf's governing body and organiser of The Open Championship. The R&A is committed to working for golf and operates with the consent of 138 organisations from the amateur and professional game and on behalf of over thirty million golfers in 124 countries.

Further information:

David Hill
Director of Championships

Malcolm Booth
Assistant Director – Head of Communications