It's not too late to be in with a chance of watching the world's best compete at the Home of Golf in 2022
For fans of The Open eager to attend the 150th edition of golf's oldest championship next year at St Andrews, Monday, October 4 is the last chance to apply for tickets.
Around 1.2 million tickets have been applied for since the launch of the ticket ballot in July, demonstrating the huge interest among golf fans to be part of the historic championship.
Entering the ticket ballot is the only way for fans to secure a place at the renowned Old Course to see the world’s best golfers in action during the 150th staging of The Open, golf’s original championship.
The action-packed week in the Home of Golf runs from July 10-17, 2022.
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, said: “We want to ensure that as many fans as possible have a chance to be a part of this momentous occasion at St Andrews next year and so we are reminding them that the deadline for the ticket ballot is fast approaching.
“While we have already received thousands of ticket applications from throughout the UK and around the world, the ballot process ensures that everyone has a fair and equitable opportunity to secure a ticket for The 150th Open.
“The excitement is building for what will be a marvellous celebration and another remarkable milestone in the history of one of the world’s great sporting events.”
A ticket ballot was launched for the first time to give as many fans as possible the opportunity to register for tickets for The 150th Open.
Ticket prices are £95 for an adult on Championship Days and range from £20 to £50 on practice days.
The R&A is fully committed to encouraging more children and young people to attend The Open and free tickets will be available to children through the successful and long-running “Kids go Free” programme, while half-price youth tickets are available for 16-24 year-olds.
Fans can sign up to The One Club (opens in new tab) now to register their details and submit an application for tickets to attend next year's Open at St Andrews.
A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.
Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.
As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.
What's in Andy's bag?
Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)
3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (15°)
Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
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