2012 Open Tickets on sale in time for Christmas


OK, you’re not yet on first-name terms with the stars but getting close to them at The Open would be the next best thing. Tickets for the 2012 Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes (15-22 July), the ultimate Christmas gifts, are at 2011 prices for a limited time.

Orders placed before 15 December can be under your tree in time for Christmas.

Season tickets offering entry on all eight days of the Championship are available at the price of £230 - £10 less than the cost on the gate this year at Royal St George's.

Practice, Daily, Season, Greenside Club, Fairway Club and Reserved Grandstand tickets are all available exclusively online now. 

Early purchase reductions also apply to concessionary tickets for 16-21 year-olds. As with every Open Championship since 1997, Under-16’s will continue to be admitted free of charge.

The Open sees a return to the Lancashire venue for the first time since 2001, when the USA’s David Duval finished three ahead of Sweden’s Niclas Fasth and a chasing pack that included current Open Champion Darren Clarke to lift the Claret Jug for his only Major victory to date.

Lytham holds many great golfing memories, not least as the venue for two (1979, 88) of the late Seve Ballesteros’ three Open victories.

Local fans have now waited 20 years since Nick Faldo’s 1992 victory to herald an English winner and will see Tony Jacklin’s 1969 triumph over the famous links as a good omen.

Official hospitality packages are also now on sale.

Tickets will continue to be available to purchase on the day at the gate. A daily ticket purchased on arrival at the course on the four Championship days (19-22 July 2012) will cost £70.

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